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OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

Qualifications that Matter

You will not find a MORE qualified Attorney in Stamford

DUI Concentration

Recognized as an Expert by the DMV

Called to Testify

Attorney Ruane is certified in the following:

Breath Tests and the Intoxilizer Machine
Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s)
Gas Chromatography testing

Respected Leader

Locally and Nationally

President
CT Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Founding Member
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Faculty Member
National College for DUI Defense

Scientific Training

Certified in the same Tests as the Police

Training is Key

Attorney Ruane is certified in the following:

Breath Tests and the Intoxilizer Machine
Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s)
Gas Chromatography testing

Local & Focused

Serving Stamford for over 15 years

Local Knowledge - National Reputation

Attorney Ruane has been representing DUI clients in Stamford for over 15 years. He began his career working as a Public Defender in the Stamford Courthouse. Attorney Ruane has concentrated his practice in the area of DUI Defense to be able to provide the best possible defense for his clients.

Limited Caseload

Personal Service

Your Case Matters

Attorney Ruane keeps a lower caseload than most attorneys. He is adamant in being able to focus on his clients and their needs in every case. Personal service and client satisfaction are driving factors in every decision made by Attorney Ruane. Each Client Matters.

Wrote the Book

Amazon Best Seller

The CT DUI Trial Handbook

Attorney Ruane wrote an Amazon Best Selling book that is the comprehensive guide for trying a DUI Case in the State of Connecticut. It has been utilized as a resource by many fellow attorneys in the Connecticut Bar. It outlines everything an attorney needs in order to properly represent their client.

Nationally Known – Locally Respected

LOCALLY

  • PRESIDENT – CONNECTICUT CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS ASSOCIATION.

  • HANDLING STAMFORD DUI CASES FOR OVER 15 YEARS.

  • NEW LEADER IN THE LAW – CT LAW TRIBUNE 2006

NATIONALLY

  • FOUNDING MEMBER – DUI DEFENSE LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

  • FACULTY MEMBER – NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR DUI DEFENSE

  • TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS® – 2013, 2014, 2015
  • DUI SUPERLAWYER®

Local Stamford Office

84 West Park Place #2,
Stamford CT 06901

Our office space in Stamford is a convenient  place to meet to discuss your Stamford, Greenwich or Darien DUI case. Located steps from the corner of Summer and West Park Place with ample street parking as well as parking available around the corner in the Target Parking Garage, you will find our Stamford Office very convenient. We also have access to meeting space in Greenwich if that suits your needs better. We can utilize FaceTime® and Skype® to make your consultations easier on you.

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Highest Possible Avvo Rating

Attorney Ruane strives to do the best possible job for his clients and it shows. His AVVO rating is 10 out of 10. This rating is calculated taking into account training, experience, past client reviews, as well as reviews from other lawyers. You can read for yourself what clients are saying about Attorney Ruane.

  • 10.0 Rating on Avvo
  • Over 30 Client Reviews
  • Over 20 Attorney Endorsements
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2013 & 2014
  • President Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Assocaition
  • Founding Member – DUI Defense Lawyers Assocaition
  • Faculty Member – National College for DUI Defense
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Amazon Best Selling Author

Some lawyers buy the books, Others might actually read them, But Attorney Ruane WRITES the books that criminal defense lawyers in Connecticut use when handling a DUI case. Jay’s Amazon® Best Selling book is found in law libraries throughout the state and in the arsenal of every competent DUI attorney in Stamford. Why hire the student when you can get the teacher?

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Why Hire Us?

Handling a DUI case is more involved than simply showing up in Court. There are two separate but equally important aspects to every DUI Case. Many Attorneys are not familiar with the DMV Hearing Process and do not think that it is important. However, this is the process that effects your ability to drive in the State of Connecticut. As a result, we take this part of the process very seriously and include it in every one of our defense cases.

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Cases We Handle

Philosophy We Strive For

We strive to provide the best possible defense for our clients. In order to do so, we focus on being as educated and advocate for our clients as possible. Having undergone training in Stand Field Sobriety Tests, Breath Testing, Gas Chromatography and Horizontal Gaze Nystagamus, our attorneys are prepared to provide the best possible defense for our clients.

Practice Concentration

DUI Defense 98%
Post Conviction 1%
Appeals 1%

Team Members

Jay Ruane

Jay Ruane is a founding partner of Ruane Attorneys, Connecticut’s Largest Criminal Defense Firm and current president of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is distinguished as one of the most aggressive, creative, and experienced DUI lawyers in the State. His passion and energy are two of the driving forces of this firm.  Trained in the nuances of DUI defense, Jay has lectured close to home for the Fairfield County Bar Association on the topic of DUI defense and has taught lawyers and judges through Connecticut and the country on how to properly defend these tough cases.  When you are facing a DUI Charge in Stamford, you need Jay Ruane on your side.

Stephen Lebedevitch

There are two things you should know about Stephen Lebedevich – he’s a team player, and he likes to win (did we mention that, in his spare time, he’s a competitive volleyball player?) Stephen’ s experiences on the court have made him the lawyer that he is – he knows how to work with other people to achieve a common goal, and he is willing to put in long hours and tons of effort in order to improve. His competitive nature also means that he plays to win and takes his cases extremely seriously.  Stephen has been handling DUI cases in Stamford since he joined Attorney Ruane in practice and has handled cases all the way up to the Connecticut Supreme Court.  He doesn’t like to take no for an answer for his clients!

Jennifer Carty

“I became a paralegal because I am very interested in the criminal law practice, and wish to further my education and attend law school in the future. The thing I love about our clients and cases is that I love being able to assist others, and it is a great learning experience for me.”

Jenn Carty has been a paralegal with the firm since 2012. In 2013, she graduated college and came to work full time for us. She works on criminal cases and pardons and makes the process go as smoothly as possible for you. Much like several of our other employees, she’s obsessed with her dog and is currently trying to convince her husband to let her buy another one.