Law Offices of William C. Ruggiero

Law Offices of William C. Ruggiero

Highly respectable attorneys with more than 25 years' combined legal experience

Firm Overview

The Law Offices of William C. Ruggiero in Fort Lauderdale, Florida provides sound legal representation to clients in Fort Lauderdale and throughout Florida who have been injured because of the negligence of others in a wide variety of personal injury matters. Our attorneys are Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, and have more than 28 years of combined experience advocating for the rights of the injured and helping clients secure favorable results.


We maintain a strong commitment to personal service and attention, carefully selecting the cases we handle so that every client receives our full energy, effort, and resources. Our approach is hands on, working one on one with our clients throughout the legal process and helping them understand their rights and options so that they may make informed decisions to protect their interests.


To schedule a free initial consultation today and find out how we can help you, call the Law Offices of William C. Ruggiero.

Reputable practice with a demonstrated track record of positive results
The attorneys at the Law Offices of William C. Ruggiero are nationally recognized in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers as AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a status earned through our:
-Reputation Our attorneys are highly respected among their peers and in the community. We are known for working diligently and approaching our clients with a personable attitude. William C. Ruggiero is a board-certified trial attorney who has brought hundreds of cases to trial. Our reputation and credentials are a testament to our skill and ability to provide our clients with effective legal representation and a good experience.
-Proven Track Record We have a proven track record of securing positive outcomes for our clients over the course of more than 25 years' combined legal experience, including extensive trial experience. We bring the advantage of our knowledge to every case to ensure that you get the help you deserve.
-Tenacity We are aggressive in our representation of our clients. If necessary to help you reach full and fair compensation, we will not hesitate to litigate and go to trial on your behalf. We have a strong sense of justice, and we fight tenaciously for you to obtain a favorable outcome to your case and to better your life.

Skilled attorneys dedicated to personal injury matters
The Law Offices of William C. Ruggiero skillfully represent clients in a wide variety of personal injury matters.
Personal injury In our personal injury practice, we represent those who have been injured because of the negligence of others in matters such as automobile accidents, bicycle accidents, catastrophic injury, dog bites, medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidentss, personal injury litigation, personal injury protection litigation, slip-and-falls and wrongful death.
Main Office
Main Office
200 South Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale  FL  33301
Phone
  • 954-462-2300
Fax
  • 954-463-2460
Websites
Personal Injury
Fort Lauderdale firm helping victims recover for their losses
The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of William C. Ruggiero have more than 25 years' combined experience successfully helping injured clients recover just compensation for losses in matters such as automobile accidents, bicycle accidents, catastrophic injury, dog bites, medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, personal injury litigation, personal injury protection litigation, slip-and-falls and wrongful death.

Seeking just compensation for injuries:
Personal injury claims are brought by victims who suffer physical or psychological injury directly because of another person's negligence. At the Law Offices of William C. Ruggiero, our attorneys employ a practical, professional approach to help ensure that our clients obtain full and fair recovery for their injuries, including damages for their past and future medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. We use our extensive civil litigation experience, our knowledge about insurance company tactics and our skills at settlement negotiation to obtain the best possible recovery for our clients.

Personalized legal guidance:
At the Law Offices of William C. Ruggiero in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the client's interests are our priority. We provide personalized legal guidance at every step of your case updating you on progress and fully informing you about the legal strategy and recovery options available.

Our attorneys consult with knowledgeable and respected experts to assist with case preparation. With the assistance of physicians, trauma doctors, pharmacists, chiropractors, forensics engineers, mechanics and accident-reconstruction analysts, we are skilled at negotiating the best possible settlements. At trial, these experts are available to deliver clear, professional testimony.

Protecting your claim:
Florida law sets limits on the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim. Consult an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible so that your claim is filed within crucial statutory deadlines. By investigating your claim immediately, we help ensure that valuable evidence remains available and that witnesses' memories remain fresh.

Contact the knowledgeable Florida personal injury law firm:
The Law Offices of William C. Ruggiero are conveniently located in Fort Lauderdale. In some cases, our attorneys can arrange to visit your home or hospital to ensure the timely investigation and filing of your claim.

If you or a loved one has been injured, call the Law Offices of William C. Ruggiero at 954-462-2300 today to schedule a free initial consultation or contact us online.

We handle:
Automobile Accidents
-Bicycle Accidents
-Catastrophic Injury
-Dog Bites
-Medical Malpractice
-Motorcycles
-Pedestrian
-Personal Injury Litigation
-Personal Injury Protection Litigation
-Slip and Falls
-Wrongful Death

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

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 19751977

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)
Education
  • Nova Southeastern University
    Juris Doctorate

Vanessa Lagios

Admitted:
2008, Florida

Law School:
University of Miami, J.D.

College:
Vanderbilt University, B.S.

Member:
The Florida Bar; United States District
Court, Southern District of Florida;
American Board of Trial Advocates

Born:
Melbourne, Florida

Biography:
Ms. Lagios is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer who has extensive experience representing plaintiffs in personal injury litigation, having handled over seventy-five jury trials, to date. She is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a prestigious national organization that requires its members to be responsible for elevating the standards of integrity, honor, ethics, civility and courtesy in the legal profession. Ms. Lagios graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University, where she received a Bachelors of Science degree and served as captain of the Track & Field team. She received her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, and has been practicing at the Law Offices of William C. Ruggiero since 2008.
Education
  • University of Miami
    Juris Doctorate
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