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William E. Ruffier

Partner / Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

“Preparation, ingrained in me from my youth, is the cornerstone of my approach as a personal injury lawyer. I refuse to be out-prepared or outworked—I channel everything I have to ensure my clients’ success. That’s my unwavering promise.”
– Bill

Meet Bill, a distinguished graduate of the University of Florida and a board-certified civil trial lawyer. Adorned with accolades like the AV Preeminent Rating® and recognition as a Florida Super Lawyer (2006–2023), Bill is a beacon of legal excellence, selected by his peers into the American Board of Trial Advocates and also earning a place in The Best Lawyers in America and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Beyond the courtroom, Bill’s commitment to faith and service shines through his leadership in the Central Florida Fair, Central Florida Gator Club, Boy Scouts of America (Central Florida Council), and Trinity Lutheran Church. In 2011, he received the Lutheran Lamb Award, a testament to 25 years of distinguished volunteer service as a Christian role model and leader for young people.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

The Florida Bar

  • Client Security Fund Committee (1993-1996)
  • Medical Malpractice Subcommittee for the Board of Legal Specialization & Education (2014)

Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council

  • President (1998-1999)

Florida Justice Association

Central Florida Trial Lawyers

Association Orange County Bar Association

American Association for Justice

CIVIC AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS (Past and Present)

Central Florida Fair

  • President
  • Board of Directors
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Executive Committee
  • Committee Chair

Central Florida Gator Club

  • President

Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America

  • Executive Committee General Counsel
  • National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award Recipient
  • Executive Board
  • General Counsel
  • Vice-President of Administration
  • Vice-President, Council Camping Programs
  • Eagle Scout

Trinity Lutheran Church Member at Large

  • Elder
  • Sunday School Teacher (Kindergarten & 1st Grade)
  • Assistant Executive Director
  • Lamb Award Recipient

Gideons International

  • Prison Ministry
  • University of Florida, B.S. in Finance


  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D.

Courts Admitted to:

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit United States

Distinctions

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