John Ruff joined DeHay & Elliston, L.L.P. in 2009 and is a Partner with the firm. Mr. Ruff practices civil litigation in the areas of products liability and toxic tort with an emphasis on asbestos personal injury defense. Mr. Ruff serves as both local counsel and national counsel for a wide variety of different product manufacturers. Mr. Ruff has served as National Counsel for clients for more than a decade overseeing litigation throughout the country and supervising all aspects of litigation. Mr. Ruff is listed as a Top Rated Products Liability Attorney selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a distinction earned by only 2.5% of eligible attorneys.
Mr. Ruff graduated with High Honors from Rutgers University receiving a B.A. in both History and Political Science. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2008, graduating Magna Cum Laude and earned the honor of the Heuisler Honor Society. Prior to joining DeHay & Elliston, Mr. Ruff had the privilege of serving as the Bill Analyst for the Maryland House Judiciary Committee under Chairman Joseph F. Vallario, Jr.. Mr. Ruff served as a Law Clerk at Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg and Katzenberg, P.A., a personal injury and workers compensation firm in Baltimore, Maryland.
Mr. Ruff is an active member of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, the Maryland State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
J.D., magna cum laude, University of Baltimore School of Law, 2008
B.A., Rutgers University, 2005