Fernando Ruiz originates from Brownwood Texas and was awarded his bachelor’s degree at The University of Texas at Austin in 2006. He received his Juris Doctor at the University of Arkansas and became a licensed attorney in the State of Texas in 2011.
He began his legal career working tirelessly for the immigrant community in Deportation, Consular Processing, and Family-Based Immigration. Coming from an immigrant family, he understands the urgency of resolving criminal matters in a competent manner with immigration consequences in mind.
At his prior employment, he worked with the indigent community in Hays, Caldwell, and Travis County to assist in providing quality criminal representation to individuals that may not have the resources to adequately represent themselves in criminal proceedings.
He has also dedicated himself to being the voice of abused and neglected children working as Ad Litem Guardian for the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) organization of Travis County and Northwest Arkansas.
During Law School, he was awarded the Robert F. Fussell Top Pro Bono Student Award for his countless voluntary hours. He interned for Circuit Judge Division III Jay Finch, who handled the majority of juvenile cases in the area. Mr. Ruiz interned for Wal-Mart Legal and Legal Aid of Arkansas. During his tenure with Legal Aid of Arkansas, he helped women who were victims of abuse with obtaining protection orders and with other legal issues.
Fernando's familiarity with the multitude of Courts in Central Texas makes him an effective advocate in his client’s legal matters.