Attorney Matthew J. Ruff has devoted his entire legal career to Criminal Defense. Unlike many other Attorneys who may "side line" in the area of criminal defense, Attorney Ruff has limited his practice to exclusive criminal defense for over a decade. Prior to starting his work in Criminal Defense he worked in one of the largest District Attorney's Offices in the State of California. This gives his clients an edge by having "inside knowledge" of how his client's case will be prosecuted. He also gives his clients the added "edge" and an educational background in Law Enforcement, Police Science and Administration of Criminal Justice.
He knows the "ins and outs" of the Criminal Justice system from the police, the D.A. and the Judge hearing the case, giving his clients a distinct advantage when charged with a crime. He is known in California as a top criminal lawyer, a zealous defender and an aggressive "FIGHTER" for his clients.
Attorney Matthew J. Ruff is licensed to practice law in the entire State of California, as well as the Federal District Courts in California and the Federal Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeal.
In addition to his stellar record in Jury Trials, Attorney Ruff is also an accomplished appellate attorney who has obtained tremendous victories for his clients in the Appeals Courts. You may have seen his legal commentary on TV or read interviews he has given in the last ten years he has practiced law.
Criminal Defense Attorney Matthew J. Ruff has an exemplary record with the California State Bar, Record with the California State Bar
He enjoys an AA rating by the Better Business Bureau and is a member of or is affiliated with the following legal organizations: American Bar Association (ABA), California Bar Association (CBA), Los Angeles County Bar Association, California Trial Lawyers Association, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), National Association for Criminal Justice ( NACDL Member ), Kern County Bar Association, California DUI Defenders, California Consumer Attorneys, Federal Defenders.
Principal Contact: Attorney Matthew J. Ruff
Education: Admitted: 1995, California, U.S. District Court, Central and Eastern Districts of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Law School: University of the Pacific, J.D.
Specialization: Criminal Defense
Experience: Los Angeles Based Criminal Defense Lawyer
Member: Kern County and Los Angeles Bar Associations; State Bar of California; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
" My son was arrested in Los Angeles County for criminal threats and felony vandalism. As parents we were thousands of miles away in Canada and felt helpless. We went online and found Matthew who instantly gave us a feeling of confidence and a willingness to help. He went to Court and fought for our son, he persuaded the Judge to drop all felony charges at the preliminary hearing in LAX Court. Our son is now out of jail and we have Mr. Ruff to thank"
Mr. and Mrs. B from Canada
" I had hired another attorney who pressured me to plead guilty to robbery even though I believed all I had committed was a shoplifting and got into a fight with the security guard when she tried to arrest me. I had priors for theft. Before sentencing I retained Attorney Matthew J. Ruff, he immediately filed a motion to withdraw my previous plea. In January of 2007 Mr. Ruff was able to convince the D.A and the Judge to allow me to reverse the previous plea of Robbery and change my charge to petty theft with a prior, saving me from a strike on my record and a lengthier prison sentence. THANK YOU!
A.M., Newport Beach CA
"My son was arrested and prosecuted for felony battery on his girlfriend and felony assault. We knew he was innocent and being framed, our lawyer Mr. Ruff understood this and fought the case , never once did he pressure my son to take a deal, only with his help did the district attorney finally dismiss the case, Thank you from the bottom of my heart"
C.H., Torrance CA
" Thank you for getting my son released from the Los Angeles County jail and persuading the Court to dismiss all 10 of the felony charges against him, you are the best"
H.K., Palm Beach Florida
"I was arrested for rape even though I was innocent and the incident was consensual. My family hired Attorney Ruff he believed in me from the start. His early intervention resulted in the charges being dropped completely."
J.A., Long Beach California