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 - 2020
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: Plaintiff
    • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    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


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    Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2020

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    About Edward Ruffo

    Admitted: 1992, New York

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


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

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • UDSC NJ 1993 SDNY 1993 EDNY 1993 NJ 1992

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • NJ ICLE PRO BONO, 1993

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • 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
    • Essay on deposition techniques for plaintiff in medical malpractice case, Author, Plaintiff Deposition in Medical Malpractice, NYSTLA, Personal Injury Malpractice, 2011


    • 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
    • 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


    • 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:

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


    • 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
    • ABOTA
    • ISOB
    • NYCBA
    • NYSTLA


    • “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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