Edward A. Ruffo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP
 | 551 Fifth Avenue, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 800-562-0513
Fax: 212-689-8156
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Italian,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Mr. Ruffo has over twenty five years experience litigating substantial matters of serious personal injury and wrongful death. He has obtained numerous seven figure verdicts and settlements earning him recognition as one of the Nation's Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers Association. He has been featured by the New York Law Journal in its Top Verdicts of the Year Publication and appointed as a Board of Director for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. The National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys recently ranked him one of the Top 10 Trial Lawyers in New York.  Mr Ruffo has recently earned membership in the Internation Sociaety of Barristers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He devotes his practice to restoring the lives and dignitity of those seriously injured while holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions. Mr Ruffo has been voted one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the area by peers at Super Lawyers.  

Mr. Ruffo received his undergraduate degree from Columbia College of Columbia University in the City of New York and is a graduate of St. John's University School of Law. He is a member of New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, New York County Lawyers Association, Brooklyn Bar Association,  New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. He has been selected to the New York City Bar Association's Legal Referral Service Panel as well as the Brooklyn Panel and is licensed to practice in the Federal and State Courts of New Yrok and New Jersey and the United States Supreme Court

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent


Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2019

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About Edward Ruffo

Admitted: 1992, New York

Professional Webpage: www.rheingoldlaw.com/attorneys/edward-a-ruffo/


  • Top 25 Mass Tort Litigator , National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • Top 25 Malpractice Litigator, National Trial Lawyers, 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • UDSC NJ 1993 SDNY 1993 EDNY 1993 NJ 1992

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • International Society of Barristers, 2017
  • Best Lawyers, 2017
  • Associate Member American Board of Trial Advocates , 2016
  • Association of the City Bar Medical Malpractice Committee, 2015
  • National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys  "NAOPIA"  Top 10 Trial Lawyers NY  , 2015
  • American Bar Foundation Fellow, 2015
  • Brooklyn Bar Association Legal Referral Service Panel, 2015
  • Top 100 SuperLawyer Greater NYC Area, 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • New York Law Journal Top Verdicts of the Year, 2011
  • NYC Bar Legal Referal Service Panel, 2011
  • United States Supreme Court, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1993
  • New Jersey, 1992
  • New York, 1992
  • International Society of Barristers Inductee 2017
  • Member, New York Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, New York County Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • NJ ICLE PRO BONO, 1993

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Essay on deposition techniques for plaintiff in medical malpractice case, Author, Plaintiff Deposition in Medical Malpractice, NYSTLA, Personal Injury Malpractice, 2011
  • Presentation for young lawyers  CLE certified, Speaker, Young Lawyer Mistakes, Lawline CLE, Personal Injury Lawyers, 2007
  • Presentation for young lawyers  CLE certified, Speaker, Young Lawyer Mistakes, Lawline CLE, Personal Injury Lawyers, 2007


  • 2.4 million dollar settlement for victim of physical assault by psychiatric patient, 2017
  • Veridict for medical malpractice patient, Queens County. April 2017 Verdict for automobile accident victim, Kings County October 2016  , 2017
  • 5 million for child misdiagnosis 2.2 million for heart surgery injury 1.1 million for voice injury 7.5 million for urological misdiagnosis(firm) 2.5 for million truck accident injury  , 2013


  • Founder and President legal consulting firm. Edward Anthony LLC, 2010

Representative Clients:

  • Brooklyn Bar Association Legal Referral Service Panel, 2105
  • NYC Bar Association Legal Referral Service, 2011

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Top Ten Trial Lawyer  NAOPIA, 2015
  • Top 100 NYC SuperLawyer.  "The List" Top 100 National Trial  Lawyer, 2013
  • Preeminent Rating  Martindale Hubbell Peer Review , 2010


  • My promise to those I represent.  , Firm Commitment, Personal Injury, 2011

Educational Background:

  • Columbia College, Columbia University in the City of New York B.A., Political Science, 1989

Industry Groups

  • AAJ
  • ABA
  • ISOB


  • “Mr. Ruffo is an excellent lawyer, who handles significant personal injury and wrongful death matters. I would highly recommend his services, and have done so with excellent results.”
  • “Mr. Ruffo is a preeminent attorney handling personal injury and medical malpractice actions. He exhibits the highest integrity and capability.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Edward A. Ruffo

551 Fifth Avenue
29th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 800-562-0513

Fax: 212-689-8156

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Last Updated: 10/9/2019

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