William E. Ruffier

William E. Ruffier

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Orlando, FL

Dellecker Wilson King McKenna Ruffier & Sos LLP
 | 719 Vassar Street, Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-244-3000
Fax: 407-244-3033
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

William E. Ruffier is a board certified civil trial lawyer and a named partner of Dellecker Wilson King McKenna Ruffier & Sos, LLP.  Mr. Ruffier has received several prestigious legal honors including the AV® Preeminent Rating™, Martindale-Hubbell® and has been recognized by local, and state magazines as as being in the top 1% of attorneys within the state of Florida.  Mr. Ruffier earned his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law in 1986 and a bachelor of science degree in finance from the University of Florida in 1983.  His practice areas include personal injury, product liability, pediatric injuries, nursing home abuse and neglect, auto accidents, wrongful death, insurance company bad faith, and hurricane property damage claims. 

Throughout his career Mr. Ruffier has been an active member of many civic and social organizations. He has held several leadership positions within the Boy Scouts of America, including positions on the Central Florida Council Executive Board.  Mr. Ruffier has been instrumental in fostering spiritual growth, and leadership skills among Orlando’s young men for many years.  In 2011, Mr. Ruffier received the Lutheran Lamb Award , a national award recognizing Mr. Ruffier’s 25 years of distinguished volunteer service as a Christian role model, and leader for young people.  The Boy Scouts of America also recognized Mr. Ruffier by awarding him the National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award in June, 2013.

Mr. Ruffier has also served on the board of directors for the Central Florida Fair for the past eight years.  Mr. Ruffier was elected to serve as the Vice-President for the 2013-2014 term.

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

About William Ruffier

Admitted: 1986, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.dwklaw.com/attorneys/william-e-ruffier/

Honors/Awards:

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum: Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.  Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country.  Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members., Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • AV® Preeminent Rating™: The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada.  AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence., AV® Preeminent Rating™, Martindale-Hubbell®, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • LEGAL ELITE: The “Legal Elite” designation represents the top 2% of Florida Bar’s more than 67,000 members who practice in the state., Florida Trend Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The Florida Bar: Client Security Fund Committee 
  • American Association for Justice
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council: President 
  • The Florida Bar: Medical Malpractice Subcommittee

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Central Florida Fair Board of Directors: Vice-President, Treasurer, Executive Committee Central Florida Gator Club, President Boy Scouts of America, Central Florida Council: National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award Recipient, Executive Board, General Counsel, Vice-President of Administration, Vice-President, Council Camping Programs, Eagle Scout Trinity Lutheran Church: Elder Sunday School Teacher (Kindergarten & 1st Grade) Assistant Executive Director, Lamb Award Recipient  

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer, Automobile Litigation: Strategic Issues and Answers, National Business Institute, 2007
  • Lecturer, Handling Medical Negligence Cases in Florida, National Business Institute, 2004
  • Author, he Medical Expert Witness Loophole: Should We Call It The Retired Physicians Employment Act, Trial Advocate Quarterly, January 1991, 1991

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum: Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.  Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country.  Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members., Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • NOESA: National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award The NOESA award is granted by the local council’s NESA committee to Eagle Scouts who have devoted a lifetime to their profession, avocation, community, and beliefs, at great sacrifice to themselves and their families.  Mr. Ruffier has held several leadership positions within the Boy Scouts of America, including positions on the Central Florida Council Executive Board.  He has been instrumental in fostering spiritual growth and leadership skills among Orlando’s young men for many years., 2013

Videos:

  • Florida personal injury lawyer Bill Ruffier discusses recovering damages for pain and suffering as the result of a car accident in Florida. When it comes to a personal injury case involving an automobile accident, Florida is a no-fault state. What this means is that your insurance pays out up to $10,000 on your loss wages and medical bills no matter if you are at fault or the other party. Because of that, you are unable to recover damages for reasons such as pain, suffering, humiliation, or disability unless you suffered a permanent injury. Watch the video now to learn more., Hurt In Car Accident
  • Board certified civil trial lawyer, Bill Ruffier shares three important early detection steps for pediatric retinoblastoma, a fast growing eye cancer that affects approximately 1 in every 15,000 babies and young children., Pediatric Retinoblastoma
  • Video biography about Board Certified Personal Injury Attorney, Bill Ruffier. Learn what you can expect as a client., Meet Bill Ruffier

Educational Background:

  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1986
  • University of Florida, B.S. in Finance, 1983

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council
  • Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
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Office Location for William E. Ruffier

719 Vassar Street
Orlando, FL 32804

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Last Updated: 2/20/2019

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