David R. Ruiz is Senior Counsel in the Los Angeles office of Manning & Kass, where he practices on the Appellate Law (Strategy, Writs, and Appeals) Team and Complex Litigation Teams.
As a member of the Complex Litigation team, Mr. Ruiz has been involved in numerous multi-million personal injury cases, where his writing and research skills have proven a key asset to resolve these matters at or before trial. Mr. Ruiz is no stranger to high stakes litigation as throughout his career, he has participated in a large number of multi-million exposure cases in the areas of personal injury, insurance fraud, employment law, consumer class actions, and real property, as both plaintiff and defense counsel.
Mr. Ruiz's practice also includes assisting the Special Investigations Unit / Insurance Fraud Litigation Team combat fraud against insurance companies. Mr. Ruiz is well-versed in all aspects of the evaluation and defense of first and third party SIU claims, and is constantly working on developing new legal avenues to pursue those who attempt to defraud insurance companies. This includes affirmative litigation matters such as qui tam, lien consolidations, declaratory relief and RICO matters.
Mr. Ruiz has substantial experience in all aspects of civil litigation from case intake through final disposition at trial, and significant writing experience in drafting pleadings and motions, including summary judgment motions, motions to compel and for sanctions and motions to dismiss in Federal and State Courts. Mr. Ruiz also has experience in appellate matters.
Mr. Ruiz is an Adjunct Associate Dean at Glendale University College of Law, where he has been teaching since 2006. Mr. Ruiz has taught courses in legal writing, legal research, appellate advocacy and torts. He received his MA and Bachelor's degree in law from the Universitat de Barcelona, in Barcelona, Spain, in 2000; and his JD from Glendale University College of Law, in Glendale, California, in 2006. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2006.