David Ruiz

Outstanding Young Lawyers in Arizona, Super Lawyers Rising Star

Practice Areas:

  • Commercial and General Civil Litigation
  • Administrative Appeals
  • Domestic and International Commercial Transactions


Represented California financial institution in commercial real estate ligitation and obtained favorable settlement.

Represented commercial property owner in commercial real estate ligitation against former tenant and assisted client in obtaining favorable settlement.

Represented Austrailan subsidiary in commercial litigation against New Jersey parent corporation in contemporaneous suits filed in New Jersey and California federal courts and obtained favorable settlement.

Reprsented Arizona business in finance lease litigation initiated in Pennsylvania federal court and obtained favorable settlement.

Represented large Arizona property developer in zoning matter initiated against local political subdivision. Successfully defended multinational trampoline component manufacturer in product liability action.

Defended local Arizona tortilla manufacturer in proceedings before National Labor Relations Board.

Represented Arizona law enforcement officer in appeal of officer’s termination and successfully appealed grant of motion to dismiss befroe the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Represented Arizona law enforcement officer in appeal of officer’s suspension and demotion in rank and obtained settlement and full reinstatement to former position.

Represented Mexican mother and daughter in international child abduction matter in Arizona federal court.

Successfully defended and obtained arbitration awards for Arizona assistive device manufacturer.

Advised and assisted Mexican financial institution in formation and conduct of factoring business in Arizona and prepared corporate and transactional documents.

Prepared and maintained federal trademark portfoloio for Arizona limited liability company. Advised Mexican investor regarding investment in Arizona hospital development.


U.S. District Court Central District of California; State Bars of Arizona and California.


B.A. in Classical Archaeology (University of Michigan, 2005); Juris Doctor Cum Laude (Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2010);

LLM International Trade and Business Law (University of Arizona, 2011).


Rash v. Town of Mammtoh, 315 P.3d 1234, 1238 (Ariz. Ct. App. 2013)


2015 Super Lawyers Rising Star


Mr. Ruiz was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1983.  While attending Law School, he served as associate editor of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review and as Law Review Teaching Asistant for the advanced research and writing course.  Mr. Ruiz also received certificates of merit in both the scholarly writing and international law courses.  He served as judicial extern to the Honorable J. Cedric Simpson at the Washtenaw County District Court.

While obtaining his LLM in international trade and business law from the University of Arizona, Mr. Ruiz served as judicial extern to the Honorable Philip G. Espinosa at the Arizona Court of Appeals and was honored with the Munger Prize as the top student in his LLM class.


Fluent in spoken and written Spanish.

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