Rodolfo Ruiz

The Honorable
Rodolfo Ruiz

Adjunct Professor of Law



St. Thomas University College of Law
Faculty Suite (209)
16401 NW 37th Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33054


B.S., Duke University
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center


Civil Procedure
Trial Practice

The Honorable Rodolfo A. Ruiz

Judge Rodolfo “Rudy” A. Ruiz II was nominated by President Donald J. Trump on January 23, 2019 and confirmed by the United States Senate on May 2, 2019, by a vote of 90-8. He received his commission from the President on May 3, 2019. Prior to his confirmation as a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, Judge Ruiz was a Circuit Court Judge in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida from 2014 through 2019, and a Miami-Dade County Court Judge from 2012 through 2014.

Prior to taking the state court bench, Judge Ruiz was an Assistant County Attorney with the Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office from 2009 through 2012. As an Assistant County Attorney, Judge Ruiz represented Miami-Dade County and government employees in federal and state court at both trial and appellate levels. Before joining the Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office, Judge Ruiz was an associate with White & Case L.L.P. from 2006 through 2008.

Judge Ruiz served as a law clerk to the Honorable Federico A. Moreno of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida from 2005 through 2006. He received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Duke University and his law degree from Georgetown University.

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