Bob Ruloff is the Managing Partner of Ruloff, Swain, Haddad, Morecock, Talbert & Woodward.
Mr. Ruloff is a real estate lawyer, but occasionally takes challenging and unique cases involving Human and Constitutional rights. He appeared before the Supreme Court of Virginia in a case involving Sovereign Immunity, advocating that citizen’s rights were superior to the rights of the Sovereign, and that Sovereign Immunity should be abolished in Virginia.
Mr. Ruloff is a graduate of Washington & Lee University School of Law, and is licensed to practice in Virginia and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers Consumer Guide, and is AV Preeminent rated in the Martindale –Hubbell. Mr. Ruloff is also listed in the Legal Elite by Virginia Business for Real Estate and Land use, and was listed as a Super Lawyer by the Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine.
Mr. Ruloff was an Adjunct professor at Regent University School of Law, teaching real estate law. In 1992, he helped rewrite the Mechanics Lien Laws in the State of Virginia, which was instrumental in resolving a crisis in the real estate industry, as Title Insurance Companies temporarily stopped giving affirmative coverage to Lenders for Mechanics lien Coverage, and the Construction Industry came to sudden stop. The Home Builders Association of Virginia gave special recognition to Mr. Ruloff for his role in creating a new approach to Virginia’s M&M’s laws that had not changed for more than 200 Years.
Mr. Ruloff has also represented Sports figures such as Guillermo Vilas, the Number One ranked tennis player in the world in 1977, and Ion Tiriac, Tennis Coach, manager (Ile Nastase, Guillermo villas, Boris Becker) and entrepreneur who is considered one of Romanania’s richest people. Mr. Ruloff presently represents retired professional football player, Dre Bly, who was on the St. Louis Rams Super Bowl Team in 2000.
Representative Clients: Operation Smile, a nonprofit medical service that provides cleft lip and palate repair to children worldwide. James Arnhold, a co-founder of EQU-KIDS’, a non-profit therapeutic riding program for special needs children, and EQU-VETS, which offers physical and mental healing for armed service members wounded in the line of duty.
Mr. Ruloff is the 2015 recipient of the Oliver White Hill Courageous Advocate award from the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. He was recognized for his work on behalf of marriage equality in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in a case that started in United States District Court in Virginia and ultimately decided by the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Ruloff was born Montgomery, W. VA., Nov. 19, 1945, and received his BA degree from West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1968. He then served in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1968-1970, and received two Meritorious Promotions and a Meritorious Mast.