Ruffenach Law Office

Assertive Representation

Bankruptcy Attorney - Northern Minnesota - Ruffenach Law Office

888-751-6116

9:00am - 5:00pm | Monday - Friday

Michael R. Ruffenach

ATTORNEY AT LAW

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Experience

License

RUFFENACH LAW OFFICE

Bemidji, MN 56601

(September, 1984 through Present)

PARTNER

Treuer & Ruffenach Law Offices

Bemidji, MN 56601

(May, 1983 through September, 1984)

MANAGING ATTORNEY

Legal Assistance of North Dakota

Minot Regional Office

(June, 1981 through April, 1983)

STAFF ATTORNEY

Anishinabe Legal Services

Cass Lake, MN 56633

(August, 1979 through June, 1981)(Full Time)

(October, 1984 through October, 1985)(Part Time)

ASSOCIATE

Crabtree Law Offices

Minneapolis, MN

(September, 1978 through August, 1979)

LAW CLERK

American Civil Liberties Union of Cleveland

Cleveland, Ohio

(September, 1977 through September, 1978)

LAW CLERK

St. Cloud Area Legal Services

St. Cloud, MN

(Summer, 1977)

Ohio - November, 1978

Minnesota - April, 1979

North Dakota - October, 1981

Courts Admitted

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals
  • Bankruptcy Appellate Panel
  • United States District Court-Minnesota
  • United States Bankruptcy Court-Minnesota
  • State of Minnesota
  • State of North Dakota Inactive
  • State of Ohio - Inactive

Education

JURIS DOCTOR

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Cleveland, Ohio (1978)

MASTER OF ARTS - Political Science

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (1975)

BACHELOR OF ARTS - with Distinction

University of Minnesota - Morris (1974)

SCHOLAR OF THE COLLEGE AWARD

Awards

  • Partner in Justice Award 1999 For a career of skillful and dedicated service to disadvantaged and elderly Minnesotans. He contends justice is not to be rationed, conditioned nor denied, and that all are entitled to the benefits and protection of law. A master of advocacy for the poor, he treats each person with equality, dignity and charity. He has made a major difference in the lives of many; those most dependent on his considerable kindness, character and ability.
  • Superior Service Award 2002
  • Superior Service Award 1995
  • Superior Service Award 1992 Presented in appreciation of services provided to Clients of Northwest Minnesota Legal Services that exceed the parameters of ordinary legal representation and promote access to justice for those least able to afford counsel. This additional time, tenacity, commitment, courage and concern has made a difference in the lives of others.
  • Service Award 1990 In recognition of his services to low income and disadvantaged clients.

Ruffenach Law Office

Bankrupcty Attorney At Law - Debt Relief - Filing for Bankruptcy

Serving Northern Minnesota

PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY

BUSINESS BANKRUPTCY