Edward A. Ruffo

Location: New York, New York
Phone: 212.751.8000 (Call Now!)
Fax: 212-751-8091
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Mr. Ruffo was born in Bronxville, New York and graduated from Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle in 1985. In 1989 he graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Political Science and graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 1992.

In 1992 he was hired as an Associate with Sullivan & Liapakis, PC., nka Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. At Sullivan & Liapakis, PC., he prosecuted Products Liability and Mass Torts claims as well as other matters of significant personal injury and wrongful death.

In 1994 he left the Law Firm of Sullivan & Liapakis, PC., to help start DANKNER & MILSTEIN, PC., where he was associated from 1994 through 2001. In 2001 he was made Partner in the firm and in 2010 the firm became known as DANKNER, MILSTEIN & RUFFO, PC.

Currently Mr. Ruffo serves as Managing Attorney and Senior Trial Partner, trying many of the firms most significant cases. Over his 20 year career he has obtained many seven figure verdicts and settlements. Accordingly, Mr. Ruffo has been recognized with the following achievements:

  • New York Super Lawyer 2009 to 2014
  • Million Dollars Advocate Forum
  • Nation’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Super Lawyer New York City
  • AV Preeminent Rating Martindale-Hubbell
  • Perfect Rating AVVO.com
  • Board of Director New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Legal Referral Service Panel – NYC Bar Association
  • New York Law Journal Top Verdicts

Mr. Ruffo is and has been involved in numerous Bar Associations, community and educational organizations including:

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers
  • Columbian Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Community Fund
  • Rotary International
  • Columbia Alumni Committee

Mr. Ruffo is admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions:

  • State of New York
  • State of New Jersey
  • United States District Court of New Jersey
  • United States Eastern District of New York
  • United States Southern District of New York
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Mr. Ruffo’s accomplishment have afforded he and his firm the opportunity to serve as Special Litigation Counsel for other prestigious personal injury firms and serves as President of Edward Anthony, LLC., a legal service corporation.

He has lectured and written extensively for Continuing Legal Education Programs and Industry Periodicals.







Edward A. Ruffo, of Dankner Milstein & Ruffo P.C., has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.  NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence.  Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.

Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law.  Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC.  This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation.