Robert J. Ruffner

Trial attorney specializing in Criminal Defense.

Mr. Ruffner is a 1996 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and a 1992 graduate of Clark University. While in law school, Mr. Ruffner was elected to The Order of the Coif and served as the managing editor of The Devil's Advocate. After graduation Mr. Ruffner practiced in Missouri as a prosecutor in the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office.

Mr. Ruffner began practicing in Maine in 1999 as a Domestic Violence prosecutor with the Cumberland County District Attorney's Office. He then joined the litigation firm of Friedman Babcock & Gaythwaite where he practiced insurance and criminal defense. Mr. Ruffner formed his own practice in 2001 to focus on Criminal Defense. Mr. Ruffner is a member of the American Bar Association, Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Maine State Bar Association and Maine Trial Lawyer's Association. He is admitted to practice in both Maine and Missouri state courts as well as the Federal District Court of Maine.

 

A former prosecutor, Mr. Ruffner started his own practice in 2001 to focus on Criminal Defense. Mr. Ruffner is an experienced criminal attorney and has an active practice in both Federal and State Court. Mr. Ruffner has also filed a class action suit on behalf of inmates at the Cumberland County Jail to prevent the Jail from interfering with inmate access to their attorneys. Mr. Ruffner is a member of the American Bar Association, Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Maine State Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in Maine and Missouri State Courts as well as the Federal District Court of Maine and the First Circuit Court or Appeals.