Attorney Cole D. Ruby is universally recognized as one of the leading appellate attorneys in the state of Wisconsin. Ruby focuses his practice on litigating appeals following convictions at jury trials. He has successfully litigated post-conviction issues in cases involving drug trafficking, sexual assault, possession of child pornography, arson and homicide. On several occasions, Attorney Ruby has been able to have convictions overturned and charges dismissed completely, following clients being convicted at jury trial while represented by other attorneys.
Attorney Ruby is also an accomplished trial lawyer. Together with Andrew Martinez, he is a two-time recipient of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Hanson Award, which is presented to attorneys who win a not-guilty verdict in a homicide jury trial. Both of the trials for which Attorney Ruby won the Hanson award involved counts of first-degree intentional homicide, the most serious crime under Wisconsin law.
Lawyers throughout Wisconsin frequently contact Attorney Ruby for guidance in handling matters both at the trial and post-conviction levels. He has repeatedly served as an educational source for other lawyers by presenting on both appellate and trial-level issues at the State Public Defender’s annual conference as well as conferences sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL).
As a Wisconsin native, Attorney Ruby graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree. Following college, Ruby attended law school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating with a degree of Juris Doctor in 2007. He is a founding partner of Martinez & Ruby, LLP, which he started with Attorney Andrew Martinez in 2008.