Dantel Ruiz, Associate Attorney at Rechtman & Spevak, specializes in personal injury cases, representing plaintiffs in car accidents and slip and falls. She also has substantial experience defending individuals who have been charged with criminal offenses. Ms. Ruiz brings with her to Rechtman & Spevak a background of negotiating successful claims for hundreds of clients, and extensive litigation experience, handling over 20 jury trials, fighting for her clients’ rights.
Education & Background
Ms. Ruiz is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. She went on to study law at Georgia State University, where she was an active member of the Public Interest Law Association Auction Committee, Vice President of the Black Law Student’s Association, and served on the Georgia State University Diversity Fee Council. While studying at Georgia State, Ms. Ruiz worked for the Georgia Innocence Project on appellate reviews of wrongful convictions, and the Georgia Capital Defenders Office on death penalty cases. Under the Law School Public Prosecutor Act of 1970, Ms. Ruiz began her trial experience as a third-year law student, handling hearings, motion arguments, and grand jury presentations for the Dekalb County District Attorney’s Office and Metro Conflict Defender’s Office.
After graduating law school, and becoming a member of the Georgia Bar, Ms. Ruiz joined the largest criminal defense firm in Georgia where she first-chaired over 20 jury trials, including a homicide by vehicle case, and numerous DUI cases; and second chaired countless others. That extensive trial experience aided Ms. Ruiz in her transition to a civil plaintiff’s practice in 2017, when she began working for a Personal Injury firm in Morrow, Georgia. Handling a 50+ case load, Ms. Ruiz negotiated with insurance companies for successful resolutions in car accident, trucking, and slip and fall claims. Ms. Ruiz has also filed and tried cases in Magistrate Court and handled court-ordered mediations.
Dantel Ruiz brings her extensive negotiation and trial experience to Rechtman & Spevak, representing individuals who have been injured by the careless, negligent, and reckless acts of others.
More about Dantel
An avid reader, baker, woodworker, and home improvement enthusiast, Ms. Ruiz spends most of her spare time renovating and building furniture for her 1940’s home.