William C. Ruggiero


Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Products Liability; Medical Malpractice
Admitted: 1991, Florida; 1993, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida including Trial Bar; 1995, U.S. Supreme Court; 2004, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
Board Certifications: Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist
Law School: Nova Southeastern University, J.D.
College: Miami Dade College, A.A., 1985;
Florida International University, B.S., 1987
Member: Broward County Bar Association; The Florida Bar; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Trial Lawyers Association (Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy); American Board of Trial Advocates (Advocate Member)
Born: Miami, Florida; September 8
Military Service: U.S. Army 1975–1977
Biography: For over 24 years, Mr. Ruggiero has been fighting for his clients and protecting their rights to a trial by jury of their peers.  He has tried over 400 jury trials and is one of the most respected litigators in South Florida.Through the years of exemplary practice, Mr. Ruggiero has achieved a prestigious standing in the legal community. Some of professional accomplishments include:

  • Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar Association (re-certified twice)
  • Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • AV rated under Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings System for over 15 years
  • Advocate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Florida Super Lawyer, 2011-present
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Mr. Ruggiero received his J.D. degree from Nova Southeastern University, where he was a member of the Moot Court Society and Law Review, as well as the recipient of the Book Award in Appellate Practice.  Mr. Ruggiero went on to receive an L.L.M in Law at the University of Missouri.  He is admitted to practice law in Florida, the Southern District of Florida federal courts, and the United States Supreme Court.

Reported Cases: Watson v. Beckman 695 So.2d 436 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1997); Woodard v. Armenian Cultural Association of America, Inc. 724 So.2d.669 (Fla.4th DCA 1999); Lantigua v. Lopes 696 So.2d 532 (FLA 3rd DCA 1997); Gonzalez v. Star Enterprises 645 So.2d 599 (FLA 3rd DCA 1994); Kmart v. Bracho 776 So.2d 342 (FLA 3rd DCA 2001); Liberty Mutual Insurance Company v. Wolfson 773 So. 2d 1272 (FLA 4th DCA 2000); Nwosu ex rel. Ibraham v. Adler 969 So. 2d 516 (FLA 4th DCA 2007); FedEx Ground Package System v. Futch 944 So. 2d 469 (FLA 3rd DCA 2006)