Amy Ruiz

Amy Ruiz

Amy Ruiz Law, PL
  • Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, DUI & DWI ...
  • Florida
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Summary

Amy Ruiz received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Marketing and International Economics from the University of Florida in 2000. She received her Juris Doctorate from the Florida State College of Law in 2004. While at Florida State, Ms. Ruiz was a member of the Journal of Transnational Law & Policy. She also participated in the Institute on World Legal Problems where she studied Comparative Constitutional Law at the University of Innsbruck, in Austria, with Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Antonin Scalia.

Upon graduating law school, Ms. Ruiz, a Tampa native, returned to Tampa and commenced working as an Assistant Public Defender for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. She worked as an Assistant Public Defender from 2004 to 2006 and handled numerous motions, hearings, non-jury trials, and jury trials. In 2006, Ms. Ruiz accepted a position as an Assistant State Attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit and served there until 2011. As a prosecutor, Ms. Ruiz handled thousands of cases ranging from misdemeanors to first degree felonies punishable by life. She litigated hundreds of motions, hearings, bench trials, and jury trials. In 2011, Ms. Ruiz accepted a position with a law firm that practiced exclusively in insurance defense. Ms. Ruiz attended mediations and motion hearings for personal injury and bodily injury cases, in addition to working extensively on Chinese Drywall Multi-District Litigation.

Ms. Ruiz has been in private practice since 2012 and is the managing member of Amy Ruiz Law, PL, working primarily on traffic, criminal defense, and personal injury cases. She is also a special magistrate with the City of Tampa, presiding over zoning and code enforcement cases.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • DUI & DWI
  • Personal Injury
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
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Federal Circuit
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Special Magistrate
City of Tampa
- Current
Special Magistrate for Code Enforcement and Zoning Violations
Managing Member
Amy Ruiz Law, PL
- Current
Associate Attorney
Masten, Peterson, & Denbo
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Assistant State Attorney
Mark Ober State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit
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Assistant Public Defender
Julie Holt Public Defender for the 13th Judicial Circuit
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Education
Florida State University College of Law
J.D. (2004) | Law
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Activities: Journal of Transnational Law & Policy
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University of Florida
B.A. (2000) | Marketing and International Economics
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Awards
Lawyer of Distinction
Lawyers of Distinction
2017 to Present
Professional Associations
Hillsborough County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Hispanic Bar Association
Board Member
Current
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Hillsborough County Association for Women Lawyers
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Amy Ruiz Law
4812 N. Habana Ave.
Tampa, FL 33614
Telephone: (813) 364-0364