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I strive to effectively communicate with my clients, both listening carefully to what they want out of a case and in illustrating their options and recommendations, and to communicate throughout the case on any questions or concerns the clients may have.



Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 80%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

1916 Third Ave
San Diego, CA, 92101


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal ServicesThe State Bar of California2012
Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal ServicesThe State Bar of California2011
Outstanding Brief AwardConrad B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerRuiz-Velasco Law Firm2010 - Present
Law ClerkPite Duncan LLP2008 - 2009
Legal InternUS Trustee - Department of Justice2008 - 2008
Law ClerkRedd Law Group2007 - 2008
Law ClerkEngland Ponticello & St. Clair2007 - 2007
Law ClerkKraus Law Corporation2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2015 - Present
We Support UExecutive Board Member2014 - Present
Hon. William B. Enright American Inn of CourtAttorney Member2011 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMember2010 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2009 - Present
US District Court for the Southern, Central and Eastern Districts of CaliforniaAdmitted2009 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Litigation SectionsMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wage and Hour PAGA Trial - Rudy Ruiz-Velasco and Thomas DiachenkoPlaintiff 1: $71,995, Plaintiff 2: $28,282, PAGA penalties: $170,333, LC 1197.1 penalties: $27,101, attorneys' fees and costs against corporation of $427,997.45 and against individual owner and officer of $345,153.07
Wage and Hour Trial - Rudy Ruiz-Velasco and Thomas Diackenko$104,000 award in unpaid overtime wages, interest, and related penalties and damages; $120,171 in attorneys' fees
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial Bar NewsThe Shell Game: When Corporate Officers Take the Money & Run2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Charles University Law School in Prague, Czech RepublicInternational Business LawN/A2007
University of California - San DiegoEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
12th Annual Advanced Wage & Hour Seminar (CELA)PAGA Developments, Trial Practice and Case Management2016