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Eric Steven Ruff

Eric Steven Ruff

Ruff & Cohen
  • Bankruptcy, Business Law, Consumer Law
  • Florida
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Rated "AV" Peer Review 5.0 out of 5.0 and Client Review 5.0 out of 5.0 by Martindale-Hubble . Rated Superb Attorney 10.0 out of 10.0 by and 5.0 out of 5.0 by Google Places reviews. Eric S. Ruff has filed over 2,900 bankruptcy cases and has over 30 years experience. He attended law school at the University of Florida where he was also a member of the Law Review. Mr. Ruff graduated from law school with honors in 1979 and soon afterwards was an attorney with the firm of Trinkle & Redman in Plant City, where he handled a wide variety of cases, including appeals. In 1985 he returned to Gainesville to establish his own law firm, concentrating in bankruptcy law, which for many years has been known as Ruff & Cohen, Mr. Ruff, now a well known bankruptcy attorney, has prevailed in appellate cases in the Florida state court system at the District Court of Appeals level and at the Florida Supreme Court level. He has also prevailed in appellate cases in the Federal court system at the U.S. District Court level and at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Practice Areas
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Ruff & Cohen
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Eric S. Ruff has practiced bankruptcy law for over 25 years and has filed over 2,900 cases during that time. He is admitted to U.S. Bankruptcy Court and District Court for the Northern District of Florida and to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He has handled appeals in state court at the Florida District Court of Appeals and Florida Supreme Court and in federal court at the Distict Court and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is rated by, at 10, as a Superb Attorney and by Martindale-Hubbell as Distinguished in both legal ability and ethics.
University of Florida
J.D. (1979) | Law
Honors: Graduated with Honors. Book Award, Contracts I. Graduated 9th in his class.
Activities: Florida Law Review.
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AV Peer Review Rating of 5.0 out of 5.0
Martindale-Hubbell is the oldest attorney rating company in the U.S.; over 135 years! They have two reviews, a peer review where other lawyers and judges rate the attorney and a client review where the attorney's actual clients post their reviews. The highest possible score is 5.0 out of 5. Mr. Ruff has a score of 5.0 for peer review and 5.0 for client reviews.
Superb Rating, a perfect 10.0 out of 10.0, 5 star client reviews
Avvo's highest rating is a 10.0 out of 10.0.
Client's Choice Award
This award is based on client satisfaction.
Top 100 Bankruptcy Law Firm 2013
Paul Harris Fellow
Rotary Club of Downtown Gainesville
Certficate of Recognition of Academic Excellence
Florida Law Review
Professional Associations
Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association
- Current
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Clay County Bar Association
- Current
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National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys  # 3652
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Florida State Bar  # 282944
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Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
Editor of Newsletter
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Hillsborough County Bar Association
Chairman of the East Division
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Eric S. Ruff awarded AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Contact & Map
Ruff & Cohen, Gainesville office
4010 West Newberry Road
Suite G
Gainesville, FL 32607
Telephone: (352) 364-8688
Ruff & Cohen, Jacksonville office
1756 University Boulevard South
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Telephone: (904) 720-0070