Ruben E. Socarras

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Boca Raton, Florida

Chane Socarras, PLLC
Ruben E. Socarras
Chane Socarras, PLLC

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Business & Corporate, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 2004

Education: Stetson University College of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014
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Chane Socarras, PLLC

327 Plaza Real Blvd
Suite 217
Boca Raton, FL 33432 Visit website


Ruben E. Socarras, Esq., a founding member of Chane Socarras, PLLC, focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, business law, employment law, and general civil litigation, including personal injury and wrongful death. As an experienced litigator, Ruben often represents individuals and businesses in a variety of cases before state and federal courts, including cases involving contract disputes, temporary/permanent injunctions, torts, trade secrets, unfair competition, non-competition/non-solicitation agreements, fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, employment related disputes, real estate and title claims, business dissolution, and shareholder/member disputes.

Mr. Socarras has over 17 years of legal experience handling complex cases involving issues such as breach of fiduciary duty, contracts, fraud, injunctions, noncompete agreements, real estate, shareholder disputes, title disputes, torts, trade secrets and unfair competition. Along with litigation, he has experience with alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration and mediation, helping clients resolve their disputes without court involvement. He regularly serves as outside general counsel to various corporate clients, often assisting with their business transactional needs, including contract preparation and negotiations. His practice also includes serving as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator and Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator.

Mr. Socarras is rated AV Preeminent, which is Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer review rating based on a legal professional’s skills and ethics.  Recently, he was voted as one of Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend for 2020 and 2021 and, for the past eleven years, he has been selected in the Florida Super Lawyers annual publication, including the first five years on the Rising Stars list.  Additionally, Mr. Socarras is a member of the Internet Law Leadership Summit (ILLS), which holds semi-annual meetings and is comprised of attorneys who practice in the areas of internet law, intellectual property and technology throughout the United States.

Mr. Socarras also practices Personal Injury & Accident law, serving clients throughout Florida:

Active in the legal community, Mr. Socarras is a member of the Broward County Bar Association, the South Palm Beach County Bar Association, The Florida Bar and the Internet Law Leadership Summit. Serving his local community, Mr. Socarras co-founded and serves on the board of directors of a non-profit organization benefiting children in the local community stricken with serious or terminal illnesses. Ruben has also been actively involved with the University of Florida Alumni Association and local bar associations.

In 2000, Mr. Socarras graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree. He received his law degree from Stetson University College of Law in 2003. He holds licenses to practice law before all Florida state courts, the U.S. district courts for the middle and southern districts of Florida and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Defense, Employment & Labor: Employer, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Brain Injury, Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Construction Accident, Contracts, Dram Shop Laws, Employment Law - Employee, Labor Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Non-Compete Agreements, Personal Injury - Defense, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Harassment, Slip and Fall, Trade Secret, Trucking Accidents, Wage & Hour Laws, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Business Litigation
  • 10% Business/Corporate
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10% Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2004, Florida

Professional Webpage:

  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 (Business Litigation)
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 (Business Litigation)
  • Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend, Florida Trend, 2020
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms List in Florida, 2020 (Commercial Litigation), U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms List in Florida, 2020 (Commercial Litigation), U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, 2020
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, Up and Comer, 2016, Florida Trend Legal Elite, Up and Comer, Florida Trend, 2016
  • SFBW Up & Comers Awards, Finalist (Law, Palm Beach Co.), 2015, South Florida Business and Wealth Magazine, 2015
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, 2011
  • ALM South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers, ALM South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers, ALM, 2012
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • State of Florida
  • Internet Law Leadership Summit (ILLS), 2016
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
  • Broward County Bar Association, Bar and Bench Committee, 2010
Educational Background:
  • University of Florida, B.A., 2000
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Director, Jorge Nation Foundation, Inc., 2011
  • Vice President of Academics, University of Florida Alumni Association/Broward County Gator Club, 2010
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator , 2021
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, 2021
Industry Groups:
  • Advertising
  • and real estate and development
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Internet Law
  • Janitorial
  • Marine
  • performance and affiliate marketing
  • private aviation
  • Staffing
  • Technology

Office location for Ruben E. Socarras

327 Plaza Real Blvd
Suite 217
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Phone: 561-576-7200


10 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014

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