Edward A. Ruffo



Ed joined the partnership in August 2016 after spending 24 years litigated the most significant Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Mass Tort and Wrongful Death cases at two prestigious New York firms. He has a proven track record of significant seven figure verdicts and settlements in the State and Federal Courts of New York and New Jersey. He also serves along with local counsel in cases in states throughout the United States.

Ed has been regularly featured in the NY Jury Verdict Hall of Fame for his recoveries on behalf those injured or lost due to the negligence of others. Accordingly he is annually ranked as a Top 100 or even a Top 10 Trial Lawyer by numerous professional societies and associations including Super Lawyers and The National Trial Lawyers Association. His track record of success has earned him membership on the Legal Referral Service Panel of New York City Bar Association where he also serves as a member of their Medical Malpractice Committee.

Ranked AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, the highest distinction bestowed for legal ability and ethical standards, Ed has been nominated and served as Board of Director of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association for the past several years. Likewise Ed, has lectured to continuing legal education programs on topics of Personal Injury Litigation and authored articles concerning aspects of trial advocacy.

Ed can be reached directly: eruffo@rheingoldlaw.com


$5,000,000.00 million dollars for a child with neurological impairment after undiagnosed viral illness

$2,750,000.00 million dollars for survivor of an automobile accident

$3,000,000.00 million dollars for a lady with partial leg amputation after failure to diagnose blood clot

$9,000,000.00 million dollars after structured settlement for child with hand injury after improperly treated fracture

$2,000,000.00 million dollars for workers burned as a result of improperly labeled floor polish

$2,200.000.00 million dollars for a lady sustaining cardiovascular injury during heart surgery

$1,500,000.00 million dollars for a gentlemen sustaining visual disturbance after gland surgery.

$1,175,000.00 million dollars for the estate of elderly man who lost his battle to untimely diagnosed prostate cancer

$1,050,000.00 million dollars for an elderly lady with complications after carotid artery surgery.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents
  • Construction/Workplace Accidents
  • Defective Products
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Civil Rights Violations
  • Arbitration
  • Wrongful Termination

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


  • Great Lawyer
    5.0 stars
    Posted by anonymous
    March 29, 2017

    Mr. Ruffo is a master trial attorney. He is professional, personable, and dedicated to fighting for your rights. Mr. Ruffo kept me informed during each step of the process. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a medical malpractice attorney.
  • 5.0 stars
    Posted by Jennifer
    July 10, 2016

    In July 2012 my mother was diagnosed was a rare cancer. After consultations with a surgeon, she decided to go ahead with a noninvasive surgery to prolong her life and to ensure her quality of life. January 2013, after the surgery, my mother was left paralyzed from the waist down and had to be in a diaper. Although my moms cancer was rare, she was a young vibrate woman of 62, able to drive and be self sufficient. As a family we consulted & hired Mr Ruffo. My mother was left unable to care for herself and he was prepared to fight for what she needed. Because the errors that gone wrong during her procedure, she was unable to continue her regular course of cancer treatment. She passed away a month later. Mr Ruffo continued to fight for my mother. From the time my family hired Mr. Ruffo until the settlement, he treated this case with kindness and the upmost compassion. We are very grateful for the settlement we received. The monies will go towards all her grandchildren's education, just how she would have wanted.

  • An All-Star Lawyer
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Rita
    October 24, 2015

    I'd spoken to several lawyers who weren't interested in my case before Mr. Ruffo was recommended to me. He is the pinnacle of professionalism in his field. In the past I had heard people talk about lawyers who didn't return their communication and who couldn't remember the details of their case. Mr. Ruffo is exactly the opposite. He was meticulous in responding immediately to my many, many e-mails, and was astounding in his ability to recall even the most minute details of my case. Under the very upsetting situation of a malpractice case, his demeanor was always calming and empathetic. When the circumstances of the case seemed unlikely to warrant a positive outcome, he was able to negotiate a great settlement. I was very satisfied with the result, and would highly recommend Mr. Ruffo without hesitation.

  • Edward Ruffo the only attorney to see for Medical Malpractice!!
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Elizabeth Moran
    September 10, 2015

    Mr. Ruffo is a knowledge attorney, with years of experience. You can be assured that he has your best interest in mind at all times; he takes the time to discuss all options with his client.

    I can personally attest to the fact he is attentive and sympathetic to your needs, but more importantly understands without a shadow of a doubt all the complexities that go into a medical malpractice case.

    He will get you the results you need! He is honest about the process, timeline, trial, settlement etc.

    Do not hesitate to hire this attorney. I will forever be grateful to him and his firm for their hard work and dedication to myself and my family; after an ordeal that could only be described as a nightmare.

  • Extremely Professional & Thorough
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Anne. T
    June 29, 2015

    Edward Ruffo represented my Mother in a medical malpractice case Thankfully we found him. We were told by other Lawyers that our case was very hard to prove and very time consuming! Well, Mr..Ruffo did it, he proved all the others wrong.

    He kept my Mom updated constantly and never gave up, even when we began to think the hospital would prevail. He worked diligently to prove them wrong and gave my Mother the piece of mind she had been searching for. He is an amazing lawyer. A true seeker of truth & fairness.

  • So far so good
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Raymond
    November 9, 2014

    Mr Ruffo is currently representing me in a medical malpractice case. I came across this website and felt compelled to sure my experience. All of his previous reviews are spot on . Mr Ruffo is very knowledgeable and has always returned my phone calls. His support staff is also very professional and courteous . Because of my limitations Edward was gracious to schedule our first meeting at a nearby law firm. I feel very fortunate to have Edward Ruffo as my lawyer

  • An excellent Choice
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Deborah
    May 1, 2014

    In 2012 I was recommended to Mr. Ruffo. It turned out to be an excellent piece of advice. At the time, I was very nervous since I had never been involved in a lawsuit. From the very start of my case Ed was clear of our objective, confident of the outcome and caring of my needs. I knew he was only a phone call away should I have any questions. He always returned my calls. The case was settled and I received a generous settlement beyond my expectations. I am certain that this result was due to his excellent negotiation skills. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

  • Getting the best without knowing it
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Phyllis
    April 30, 2014

    I met Mr. Ruffo when he took on my mother's malpractice case in 2010. It was a very complex case because there were multiple defendants (a hospital, a nursing home and a doctor) having been named in a negligence/malpractice suit that included one defendant declaring bankruptcy and my mother, the plaintiff, dying soon after the suit was filed. The case finally went to trial after 7 years of stops and starts. During that time, Mr. Ruffo answered any and all of my questions and prepared me every step of the way to a favorable outcome for my family. Mr. Ruffo was professional at all times, meticulous in his preparation for court and knowledgeable in every aspect of my mother's medical history. His examination of each witness during the trial was like a highly skilled surgeon with a sharp scalpel cutting through the many medical charts to uncover the real truth. He made my family and me feel like he was fighting for my mother as if she was his own mother.

    My opinion of Mr. Ruffo, as an attorney, is that he is the best at what he does and as a person, someone who cares about people and looks for justice for his clients. He has a passion for righting wrongs for people who may not be able to speak for themselves. I was very fortunate to get him as an attorney and have no problem recommending him to anyone who may find themselves in need of his services.

  • When all appeared lost, Edward Ruffo put our lives back on track.
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Michael & Marilyn
    October 18, 2011

    Mr. Ruffo represented my wife and myself in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit when no one else would, because it was thought this case was unwinnable. Mr. Ruffo reviewed all the facts of the case in great detail, spoke to all involved and made the decision to take on the challenge. Mr. Ruffo was at all times extremely professional, knowledgeable, thoughtful and caring. His demeanor in trial was nothing short of Brilliant. During the trial he presented the facts of our case to the smallest detail, leaving nothing out. He did so with a deep conviction and belief in our cause. Subsequently, as a result of his tireless efforts, Mr. Ruffo obtained a jury verdict for the plaintiff's for 2.1 Million Dollars.

  • When I was wronged, Ed Ruffo made it right
    5.0 stars
    Posted by charleen
    June 1, 2011

    Ed represented me for my malpractice suit several years ago.He kept me very informed throughout the whole process.Ed is a very thoughtful and caring person.When my life changed forever,Ed wanted to make sure I would live comfortably for the rest of my life.He did just that! I would highly recommend him.

  • Ed Ruffo wins case no one wanted!!!
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Barbara
    May 17, 2011

    Ed spent over three years Working on our case that nobody wanted to take. He always took our calls. Answered any questions we ever had. And when it went to trial he explained to us what to expect. He did his job so well that a settlement was offered before the trial was over. Even then he argued for a higher amount and got it. He gave us his recommendation but left the final decision up to us. We took his advice and had a great out come. And this was a case no one would take but Mr. Ruffo.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1992
  • New Jersey, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 USA Trial Lawyer, NTLA, 2016 - Present
  • Top 100 Attorney, Super Lawyers 2016
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney NAOPIA, 2016 - Present
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2015 - Present
  • Jury Verdict Hall of Fame, NY Jury Verdict Reporter, 2015 - Present
  • Legal Referral Preferred Attorney Panel, Brooklyn Bar Association, 2015 - Present
  • Medical Malpractice Committee Association of The Bar of NYC, 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2015 - Present
  • Top 1% National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate, 2015 - Present
  • Top 100 National Attorney, National Trial Lawyers 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters 2012, 2014
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2013
  • Top 100, Super Lawyers, 2013 - Present
  • US News Top Tier Law Firm, Best Lawyers, 2013 - Present
  • Legal Referral Service Preferred Attorney, New York City Bar Association , 2011 - Present
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2011 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2009 - 2011
  • Tier One Medical Malpractice & Product Liability, US News & World Report, 2010 - Present
  • Best In Medical Malpractice Winner, New York Law Journal, 2010 - Present


  • St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica, New York
    • J.D. - 1992
    • Honors: Civil Trial and Moot Court Competition
  • Columbia College
    • B.A. - 1989
    • Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science

Ed has been recently extended Life Achievement and Charter membership in

1. Distinguished Justice Advocates
2. Association of Plaintiff Interstate trucking Lawyers of America
3. Americas Top 100 Attorneys
4. Lawyers of Distinction?

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Director
  • American Association for Justice
  • National Trial Lawyer Association
  • New York Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • The American Association for Justice
  • Million Dollars Advocate Forum
  • Edward Anthony LLC, President

Awards & Accolades

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • AV Preeminent Logo
  • Nations Premier Top Ten Attorney Personal Injury Badge
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel Badge
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers Logo
  • Super Lawyers Top 100 Badge
  • Super Lawyers Edward Ruffo Badge
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum Logo
  • Fellows American Bar Foundation Badge
  • New Yorks Top Verdicts & Settlements Badge
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence Premier 100 2016 Badge
  • 2015 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award Logo
  • Avvo Superb 10.0 Rating Badge
  • New York Law Journal Reading Rankings Badge
  • New York City Bar Legal Referral Service Logo
  • 2016 Top Attorneys in Metro New York Book Cover
  • Top 25 Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers
  • Top 25 Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Badge
  • Listed in Best Lawyers Badge

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