Victor A. Ruiz

Victor A. Ruiz

Victor Ruiz focuses his trial practice in the areas of complex civil litigation, including the representation of businesses and professionals in commercial disputes. He also handles family and employment law litigation.

Mr. Ruiz began his career with a boutique litigation firm in Coral Gables, Florida, where he litigated professional malpractice cases and defended Accountants, Attorneys, Architects, Directors and Officers, Engineers and General Contractors. Mr. Ruiz then went to work at a prestigious nationwide defense law firm in Miami, Florida, where he handled and went to trial on various types of defense cases, including severe traumatic brain injury, automobile and trucking accidents, bad faith, premises liability, negligent security, medical malpractice, labor and employment and other complex third party liability matters.

He has successfully represented employers in state and federal court litigation and appeals, and before the EEOC and other administrative agencies, including defending claims alleging employment discrimination on the basis of physical and mental disabilities (Americans with Disabilities Act), age (Age Discrimination in Employment Act), gender (including sexual harassment), pregnancy, religious beliefs, race, and national origin (Title VII and the Florida Civil Rights Act); alleging violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act (minimum wage and overtime), and the Equal Pay Act (gender-based wage discrimination).

EDUCATION

Hofstra University School of Law
Juris Doctor

Florida State University
B.S., Accounting

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

  • Personal Injury
  • Complex and Catastrophic Injury
  • Construction Defects
  • Labor and Employment
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Title VII and the Florida Civil Rights Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Negligent Security
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Bad Faith
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Automobile and Trucking Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • State of Florida
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Belen Alumni Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • South Florida Golf Professionals
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

LANGUAGES

English and Spanish

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