James O. Ruane : Ruane Attorneys at Law Connecticut

James O. Ruane

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JURISDICTIONS WHERE ADMITTED
State of Connecticut, 1998
United States Supreme Court, 2004

EMPLOYMENT 
Partner, Ruane Attorneys At Law, September 2001-present
Associate, Gaston & Ruane March 2000- September 2001
Assistant Public Defender October 1998-March 2000

HONORS 
M. Joseph Blumenfeld Award, UConn Law School 1998
Certificate of Appreciation, Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
2003, 2006, 2007, 2009

CERTIFICATIONS 
Completed course of study in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing according to NHTSA Guidelines October 2001
Intoxilyzer 5000 Maintenance Technician Certified 2003
Intoxilyzer 5000 Breath Testing Technician Certified 2003

APPELLATE EXPERIENCE: 
Connecticut Appellate Court:
State v. Henry Austin
State v. Kevin Coughlin
State v. Victor DosSantos
State v. Joseph Edwards
State v. James Pjura
State v. Ronald Thompson
State v. Ivan Zamora

Connecticut Supreme Court

LECTURES & PUBLICATIONS
DWI Defenses University of Connecticut School of Law Legal Clinic, 2000-02
Quinnipiac University, The Criminal Procedure Process 2002
Creative DWI Defenses Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, March 2002
Moderator, Defending DWIs Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, May 2002
Rescoring the SFST March 2003, CTLA Annual Criminal Law Seminar
“Dealing With It: Citizen’s Guide to DUI Defense” 2005, Author
“The Connecticut DUI Trial Notebook” 2006, Author
Public Defender/CCDLA Joint DUI Seminar, December 2009, Moderator and Speaker

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: 
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National College for DUI Defense
Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Directors, 2009-present)
Connecticut Bar Association
Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association
Greater Bridgeport Bar Association

EDUCATION: 
University of Connecticut, 1998 Juris Doctor
University of Scranton, 1994 Bachelor of Arts, History