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Scott R. Ruark

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Main Line: (586) 726-1000
Fax: (586) 726-1560

Scott Ruark is a sought-after and tough trial lawyer and criminal defense attorney. As part of the firm’s litigation group, Mr. Ruark has successfully litigated numerous complex matters in state and federal court. He also handles all aspects of criminal defense with renowned criminal defense attorney Jim Thomas.

Even though Mr. Ruark spends most days in court, his clients appreciate how easily accessible he makes himself to serve his client’s needs.

Mr. Ruark accepted a scholarship offer from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and earned his J.D. in 2016. During his law school career, Mr. Ruark received hands-on legal training at the Washtenaw County Office of Public Defender and then at the Wayne County Prosecutors Office. Mr. Ruark also served as an Executive Director for the Detroit Mercy School of Law Moot Court Board of Advocates, competed in National Moot Court competitions, and was a member of the National Trial Advocacy Team.

When he’s not in court, Mr. Ruark enjoys reading, hockey, and traveling. He married his high school sweetheart in 2010, who is a special education teacher.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    J.D., 2016
  • Dean's Scholarship for academic achievement Presidential Grant for leadership Moot Court Executive Director 2015-2016
  • Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan
    B.A., cum laude, 2012
    Criminology with a concentration on legal studies

Certifications

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Detroit Bar Association

Practice Areas

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Press Room

Jan
8
2019 marked many successes for the attorneys and staff at O’Reilly Rancilio in Sterling Heights, and we are happy to present just a few of the notable achievements… Read More
Dec
5
O'Reilly Rancilio Of Counsel attorney Jim Thomas was named one of America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys. Read More
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Jan
22
As we are now through most of January, most people have probably heard the notice about writing out the entire year, 2020, on legal documents. The warning is that if… Read More
Jan
15
Most business owners already know that Michigan’s minimum wage increased on Jan. 1 for the second year in a row. The increase, to $9.65 an hour, affects businesses… Read More
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