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Antonio Roman Ruiz

Criminal defense Attorney at Marquette, MI

5.0   20 reviews
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  • Licensed for 14 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Antonio

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Tony Ruiz was born in Dearborn, MI. While a freshman at Albion College he fell in love with his now wife, Nicole. It just so happened that Nicole was born and raised in Marquette. After graduating from Albion College with a major in Political Science and Economics, he attended Wayne State University Law School and earned his juris doctorate.

 
While at Wayne State, Tony, was active in the Free Legal Aid Clinic, Inc. (FLAC), where he helped indigent individuals with there family law matters. In addition, to working at FLAC, Tony clerked in the Wayne County Prosecutor's office. 

After graduating from Law School, Tony partnered with a classmate to open their own legal practice specializing in criminal defense and family law. Soon after Tony joined Rettig, Rademacher, Clark, Bray & Cameron, P.C. in Escanaba where he specialized in protecting workers rights in Worker's Compensation matters. 

Prior to establishing Superior Law, PLLC, Tony worked for the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's office in Ann Arbor as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. As an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney he developed a deep understanding of the workings of the criminal justice system. 

In addition to his extensive legal experience, Tony has been an active member of his community previously serving on the City of Marquette Planning Commission, and both the Escanaba City Board of Zoning and the Escanaba Planning Commission. 

 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2020,2018
Client's Choice
2020 2018
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Location

Superior Law, PLLC

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Matt | January 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ruiz held the fort!
Tony was my second attorney battling a year and a 1/2 long fraudulent charge. He dedicated his time to investigate, analyze, communicate, and ultimately get the case dismissed-with all arrest records to be destroyed. This is evident that he cares for his clients and is willing to go the extra mile in upholding the justice of his clients!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely greatfull
Mr ruiz helped me and my case tremendously, he did everything in his power and genuinley seemed to care that the best outcome possible materialized, Whilst for 9 months keeping in regular contact with me answering questions,providing updates , and making sure i was on the right track he even was able to accomidate my financial situation. I am more than satisfied with my expierence and very glad i went with him. I would highly recommend his services he treated me with more respect than attorneys who quoted me 4 times the price and also was for sure more compitent and focused on my best interest.
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Posted by Marvin | November 1, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Boss man
Tony is repersenting me in a case in Delta county Michigan in a delivery of meth case and has been nothing but the coolest most honest attorney he can be and I appreciate what he has done for me or will be doing for me in the future.
Posted by Usha | September 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best in everything, HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
We hired Mr. Ruiz to represent our son with a NMU campus parking permit incident. Mr. Ruiz was solid and professional. He was able to address our issues in a timely manner, worked well with our son and family and was very effective in getting the charges being dismissed in the end. We would highly recommend Mr. Ruiz, he knows the county court system , how NMU handles things and how to work with you accordingly.
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Posted by Greg | May 25, 2020
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Successful with Difficult Cases
I hired Tony to clear my record. Even though the case was exceptionally difficult, Tony ultimately prevailed and stayed within budget. Successfully bring closure to this area is part of a group of factors that will assist me in moving forward with my life.
Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Strategic, Adaptive
I contacted Tony via his website about a year ago for a family law/child custody case. Tony’s practice contacted me within 24 hours to set up a consultation. Tony was one of multiple attorney’s I consulted within the U.P for this case. Being an out-of-state resident, this complicated a variety of things. Things the other attorneys I interviewed seemed not to have a lot of experience with. I ultimately chose Tony to represent me for the case. He assured me of open communication lines, whether that be FaceTime, calling, texting, email, etc. to overcome the time zone differences or financial commitments of in-person meetings. Very reasonable. The pricing was affordable and fixed; meaning no unexpected attorney fees. I flew to the U.P multiple times throughout the year to practice parenting time and was able to meet in-person. He was very accommodating to my flight schedules and made himself available for these trips. Tony was knowledgeable and did his research when it came to case law. Everything that was thrown our way, Tony had a case to reference; no matter how obscure… it was maintained in court. Watching him in the courtroom was equivalent to watching a Grandmaster chess player, strategic, passionate and adaptive; Truly a sight to see. Our case had some non-controllable delays and additionally went through a de novo review which contributed to the 1+ years I’ve worked with Tony. I could go on and on about the experience. The one that stick out the most was Tony understands family values, and he CARES. Things went our way; we did what we set out to do. I will continue to use Tony for council on any future cases, no matter the discipline.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2020
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Great lawyer! He genuinely cares
Tony guided me through a felony charge with probation and for my divorce and you can tell he genuinely cares about the people he represents! He is very well educated and it shows. You can ask him about darn near anything and he knows what he is talking about. Highly recommend Tony!!!
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Can't go wrong
Tony did exactly what he said he would do when I hired him. There were no surprises and he worked to help me out. I couldn't believe the results he got me, and I couldn't be happier. I thought I was hopeless with my case but Tony turned that around for me.
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
5 stars
Very on point and glad to help. +5 stars. He was willing to help at the cost of nothing. Very informative. Education speaks loudly. Even is willing to take another call if needed more information. 5+stars.
Posted by Rachel | November 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top of the Line
Tony was an excellent lawyer in multiple capacities and I couldn’t recommend him more highly. He worked hard on my behalf, was always a straight shooter about what to expect, and most importantly, he genuinely cared. Integrity is lacking in many aspects of today’s world and especially in the legal world, but Tony and his work embody that rare characteristic.
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Posted by Alex | August 4, 2018
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Trespassing case
Tony took on a case of trespassing for me and was very determined to represent me. He worked hard and ultimately the case ended up being dropped.
Posted by Brandi | May 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Satisfied
I've never received better results from any of my previous lawyers. I was facing charges for an OUID that would have severely impacted my future being that I am going to finish obtaining my CDL. He was able to have my whole case dismissed when my motion to suppress evidence was granted. I couldn't be happier. Thank you so much!
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, polite, and educational.
I hired Tony for help with business formation on a start up. I had many questions related to the legality of our operating procedures, hiring and firing practices, as well as the maintenance of our corporate entity. His experience as a prosecutor made him invaluable as he able to explain the legal system as it pertained to our business. He always took my phone calls. Highly recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT
Tony has been my attorney on two separate occasions. Both ending in plea deals, in which I have been more than satisfied with. The latest being a super drunk (high BAC) OWI, that he was able to get dropped to a first offense OWI. I was not given any jail time and left with only 6 months of probation and court appointed fines. Myself being a young adult (23), he was very flexible with his price, and made it very affordable for me. That being said, it did not effect the work he put forth toward my case. An overall great guy and attorney! Thank you Tony
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Posted by Daniel | June 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A solid lawyer.
Attorney Tony Ruiz was contacted to take my case in Marquette MI. I had been pulled over on a skiing trip, doing 10 over the limit. My firearm was not in its case at the time of the traffic stop. I was arrested for a felony concealed carry. Tony worked hard on my behalf to reduce my charges to a misdemeanor improper storage of a fire arm. I believe Tony's due diligence and strong knowledge of the law truly helped me avoid an felony charge.
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in Marquette!
Tony is awesome! Very down to Earth and genuine and takes a real interest in both you and your case. Very helpful for me personally as he reduced my charges significantly and would hire him again anytime (hopefully not though).
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
very impressive
very good to help deal with the traffic ticket waiving all points and dines.
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and quick response
Mr. Ruiz responded immediately to my email. He was very helpful and knowledgeable. I was very pleased.
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Rental Property advice.
I was amazed at how knowledgeable Tony was to my situation with my renters breaking their contract. I would highly recommend him and will continue to use him for Rental property issues.
Posted by Alexis | September 26, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would definitely recommend
I sent an e-mail, and got a reply almost instantly. We met the very next day and he was hired on the spot. I got in some trouble with marijuana in another county, but Tony is working with me to make sure that everything is taken care of. He has stayed in contact with me via text and phone calls and he even takes phone calls from my mom in another state. He is down to earth and genuinely seems to care about me and what's in my best interest. If I ever happen to get into any other legal troubles, (hopefully I won't,) Tony will be the first attorney that I turn to.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Superior Law, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Rettig, Rademacher, Clark & Bray P.C.
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Managing Attorney
  • SabaRuiz PLC
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2009
  • Albion College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Trevor Gault
  • Not guilty on all counts
  • People v. John Doe
  • Dismissed on all counts
  • People v. Jane Doe
  • Not Guilty on All Counts
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Associations

  • Marquette County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Association of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan (HBAM)
  • Board of Directors: Ex-officio
  • 2006 - Present
  • Delta County Bar Association
  • President: Ex oficio
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 15 Year Anniversary
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024

Speaking Engagements

  • Deferrals, Delays, and Dismissals
  • Resolutions to Criminal Matters
  • 2022
  • Monthly Speaker Series
  • Role of Prosecutor's Office
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Antonio
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tony is an excellent lawyer who works in multiple areas of the law. He fights for his clients rights in and out of the court room."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Tony for several years. Tony is held in high regard by his peers and our local judges due to his thoroughness and integrity. Tony is very effective in winning cases and negotiating due to his charismatic personality and passion for the law. I would, and have, recommended Tony Ruiz to friends and family."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I faced Mr. Ruiz in trials when he was a prosecutor. Tony is a tough, well-prepared trial attorney who knows the law. I'm glad he's on our side of the aisle now."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Antonio's talents go beyond simply having the knowledge of the law. He has the unmatched ability of harmonizing practical thinking with legal solutions. He is a dedicated attorney who takes pride in serving his client's needs."
Criminal defense
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor

Antonio earned significant contribution points in 2012.

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Marquette Criminal defense Lawyer Antonio Roman Ruiz
Antonio Roman Ruiz
Criminal defense Attorney
Marquette, MI
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available