Rori Hudson Ruiz, J.D.

Senior Paralegal

Rori is a native New Yorker who met Mr. Ruiz while attending law school. After convincing Rori that the warm Miami weather beat out the New York cold, she moved down to Miami only one day after law school graduation in 2010.

Rori went to Boston University on scholarship and graduated a semester early, Magnum Cum Laude. She earned a degree in International Relations, made the Dean’s List 4 semesters in a row, and was part of both the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Golden Key Honor Society. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where she focused on health law.

Rori has worked abroad as a legal intern for GE European Equipment Finance Limited, dealing extensively with issues of data protection, licensing, local law and financial records. While still in New York, Rori worked for an employment law firm that dealt in labor law, ERISA and employee benefit law and attended union negotiation meetings. Once in Miami, Rori became a legal volunteer to gain experience. She assisted supervising attorneys with cases pertaining to unemployment compensation, IRS tax disputes, government benefits, child support modification for non-custodial parents who are homeless or disabled, organizations revitalizing neighborhoods and select consumer cases for low wage workers including garnishment, credit repair and debt collection defense. She then clerked for a health law firm in Coral Gables, specializing in medicare and medicaid fraud. She assisted in preparing articles for health law journals and newsletters as well. Rori also has an extensive real estate background, having worked for a prestigious real estate firm in Manhattan for 5 years and a boutique brokerage in Coconut Grove once living in Miami.

Rori currently specializes in managing the firm’s federal Civil Rights cases, pertaining to issues of assault and battery, excessive use of force, police brutality and false arrests. She handles these cases from inception until resolution and oversees all activity within the cases. Her eye for detail and her organizational skills are key. Rori has been with Ruiz Legal from its beginnings and loves watching the firm continue to grow and flourish.