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Malcolm P. Ruff

Murphy Falcon Murphy

Since earning his Juris Doctor in 2012 from the University of Baltimore School of Law, Malcolm P. Ruff has launched a successful legal career.

He began his career as a prosecutor in the Baltimore County and Baltimore City State’s Attorney offices. This experience led him to personal injury and criminal defense cases, where he now serves as a trial attorney and associate at Murphy Falcon Murphy.

Ruff mainly focuses on representing victims of police brutality, negligence in personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death and criminal defense. Most recently, Ruff co-led efforts to represent the family of William Green who was fatally shot by a Prince George’s County Police officer. Ruff and his team won a $20 million settlement for Green’s family, one of the largest settlements in the U.S. a case involving a killing by a police officer.

Ruff has worked closely with community advocacy groups, including Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, The Center for Urban Families, The Job Opportunities Task Force, Out for Justice and the NAACP Office of the General Counsel. He serves on the Gilman School Board of Trustees, the Alumni Board of Governors and the Black Alumni Society. He is the founder of a grassroots community organization, The Pagya Project, which aims to mobilize members of under-served communities in Baltimore to combat issues such as homelessness and street violence.

He is also an active member of the Maryland State Bar Association, Baltimore City Bar Association, and the Monumental City Bar Association, among others.