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Miguel A. Ruiz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Chicago, IL

Cogan & Power, P.C.
1 East Wacker Drive, Suite 510
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-574-3186
Fax: 312-477-2501
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed in Illinois Since: 1992
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

As an attorney at Cogan & Power, P.C., Miguel A. Ruiz represents clients in Chicago and throughout Illinois. He focuses his practice on personal injury law, specifically those cases that involve catastrophic injuries and wrongful death.

In 1989, Mr. Ruiz received a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and Latin American history from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He went on to earn his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1992.

Mr. Ruiz is well-versed in the strategies defendants use, and he combines that knowledge with his strong background in tort defense. He is a skilled trial attorney who has a knack for delivering compelling closing arguments. Over his career, Mr. Ruiz has taken several significant cases to trial in state and federal courts.

Though he is fierce in the courtroom, he is compassionate with clients. Mr. Ruiz understands the significant emotional, physical and financial challenges that a personal injury can create. He takes the time to understand his clients' position, and he uses that familiarity to create a strong case that clearly illustrates a defendant's culpability.

Mr. Ruiz has lectured at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law and he serves as president of The Society of Trial Lawyers. Additionally, Mr. Ruiz holds memberships with the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Illinois State Bar Association. Mr. Ruiz is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

About Miguel A. Ruiz

First Admitted: 1992, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Immunities and Illinois Supreme Court Rule 213 March 30, 2012 Presentation to Glatfelter Claims Management York, PA
  • Social Media And Litigation (Invited Panelist) Chicago Bar Association - CLE September 12-13, 2011 Napa Valley, CA
  • Chicago Bar Association - YLS Tort Litigation Seminar Motions To Transfer Venue & Motions For Forum Non-Conveniens October 6, 2010 Chicago, IL
  • Early Dispositive Motion Practice In Federal Court (Invited Presenter) October 5, 2010 Chicago Bar Association -YLS Tort Litigation Committee CLE
  • Conflicts of Interest (Invited Presenter) MARKEL CLE June 15, 2010 Deerfield, IL
  • Risk Management & the Obese Patient (Invited Presenter) November 13, 2008
  • Risk Management In General & Orthopaedic Surgery (Invited Presenter with Dr. John Hefferon) University Club, Chicago, 2008
  • Loyola University School of Law Discovery In Illinois (Invited Lecturer) March 29, 2006
  • Hispanic National Bar Association - Mid-year Meeting Jury Selection 2003
  • American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair Chicago, IL December 6-7, 2013, Faculty, Wound Care and the Law: Liability and other Issues for the Practicing Wound Care Clinician
  • American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair Chicago, IL December, 2014, Faculty, Wound Care and the Law: Depositions
  • Invited lecturer, Loyola University School of Law
  • Lectured, Illinois Rules of Professional Responsibility and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Pro bono/Community Service

  • James G. Blaine elementary school Local school council, 2008 to 2011
  • City Of Chicago Board Of Ethics, Chairman, 2007 to 2012
  • City Of Chicago Board Of Ethics, Member, 2002 to 2007

Educational Background

  • B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, English Literature and Latin American History, 1989

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1996
  • Society of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Society of Trial Lawyers, Vice-President, 2014-2015
  • Wisconsin State Bar, Member
  • State of Illinois, 1992
  • Western District of Wisconsin, 1992
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Society of Trial Lawyers, Treasurer. 2012 - 2013
  • Former member and Chair, City of Chicago Board of Ethics
  • Vice President, Society of Trial Lawyers
  • Northern District of Illinois, 1992
  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, Member
  • Society of Trial Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2010-2012
  • Chicago Bar Association, The Young Lawyers Section Co-Chair, Tort Law Committee, 1994-1995
  • Illinois Bar, Member
  • State of Wisconsin, inactive status, 1992
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Office Location for Miguel A. Ruiz

1 East Wacker Drive
Suite 510
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-574-3186

Fax: 312-477-2501

Last Updated: 6/22/2020

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