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James J. Ruane


James Ruane

JURISDICTIONS WHERE ADMITTED:
State of Connecticut, 1977
U.S. District of Connecticut, 1978
Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 1984
Panel on Multi District Litigation, 1988
United States Supreme Court, 2004

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:
Certified as criminal trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (as recognized by Rule 7.4A of the Rules of Professional Conduct), June, 1985
Recertification 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010

EMPLOYMENT:
Partner Ruane Attorneys At Law, 2001-present
Partner Gaston & Ruane, 1991-2001
Associate, Meehan & Meehan January, 1984-April 1991
Assistant Public Defender Oct. 1978-January 1984

TRIAL EXPERIENCE: CRIMINAL
Trial to verdict in multiple felony cases including: ten murder cases; two criminal RICO
cases; and the death penalty defenses of Jerry Daniels, Gary Garner, Jeffrey Smith, Zu Long Peng

APPELLATE EXPERIENCE:
Federal:
United States v. Lanese, 890 F.2d 1284 (1989)
United States v. Testo, Docket No. 90-1170 (1990)
United States v. Garcia, 926 F.2d 125 (1991)
Coleman v. Meachum, unpublished

Connecticut Supreme Court:
Gaudet v. Safeco Insurance Co., 219 Conn. 391 (1991)
Lozada v. Warden, 223 Conn. 834 (1992)
State v. Frye, 182 Conn. 476 (1980)
State v. Sher, 188 Conn. 565 (1982)
State v. Boulay, 189 Conn. 106 (1983)
State v. McKnight, 191 Conn. 564 (1983)
State v. West, 192 Conn. 488 (1984)
State v. Boucino, 199 Conn. 207 (1986)
State v. Lamme, 216 Conn. 172 (1990)
State v. Hinton, 227 Conn. 301 (1993)

Connecticut Appellate Court:
Fetter v. Div. of Special Revenue
Lozada v. Warden, 24 Conn. App. 723 (1991)
State v. Cooper, 1 Conn. App. 275 (1984)
State v. Thompson, 5 Conn. App. 157(1985)
State v. Cardona, 6 Conn. App. 124 (1986)
State v. Garcia, 7 Conn. App. 367 (1986)
State v. Griffin, 12 Conn. App. 221 (1987)
State v. Coleman, 14 Conn. App. 657 (1988)
State v. Estrada, 28 Conn. App. 416 (1992)
State v. Lamme, 19 Conn. App. 594 (1989)
State v. Liptak, 21 Conn. App. 248 (199)
State v. Plude, 30 Conn. App. 527 (1993)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
Treasurer, Connecticut Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers, 1989-1990
President, Connecticut Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers 1991-1992
Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Chairman, Criminal Law Committee, 1989-1990
President, Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2003-2004

EDUCATION:
Fairfield University, 1971 Bachelor of Arts, Classical Languages
University of Connecticut, 1977 Juris Doctor, cum laude

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:
Chairman, Thomas More Society (1979-Present) Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport
Chimney Hill Owners Association Board of Directors (1990 - 1998) Vermont