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James M. Ruley
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James Ruley is an attorney with the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. Mr. Ruley focuses his practice on the health care industry, with a particular emphasis on medical malpractice defense.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ruley was a law clerk for the Honorable Keith Blackwell of the Supreme Court of Georgia, where he assisted Justice Blackwell in a variety of civil and criminal cases. He previously served as a staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, where he worked on appeals from civil rights, employment, immigration, and criminal matters.  

While attending law school, Mr. Ruley served as a judicial intern for the Honorable David Hamilton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, an extern for the Federal Programs Branch of the United States Department of Justice, and a law clerk in the office of the Solicitor General in the West Virginia office of the Attorney General. He also served as a research assistant for Professors Fred Aman and Leandra Lederman, the articles editor for the Indiana Law Journal, and as the editor-in-chief of the Indiana Journal of Constitutional Design.

Outside of the office, Mr. Ruley enjoys presidential biographies, classic literature, cinema, Impressionist art, and French cuisine.


State Bar of Georgia, Member



Indiana University: Maurer School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2017

              Indiana Law Journal, Articles Editor, 2016-2017

              Indiana Journal of Constitutional Design, Editor-in-Chief, 2016-2017

Bob Jones University, BA, summa cum laude, 2014


Justice Keith Blackwell, Supreme Court of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Staff Attorney

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