Ruben Laboy was born in New York City, New York.  He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in 1980 and his Master’s Degree from Michigan State University in 1982.  He subsequently earned his Juris Doctorate at Rutgers University School of Law in 1993.  While a law student, Ruben served as Class Representative of the Student Bar Association in 1992 and interned for the Rutgers Legal Aid Clinic, Rutgers Constitutional Law Clinic and the Rutgers Urban Legal Clinic.  He also interned with Honorable Ronald Hedges, a Federal Magistrate in New Jersey.  He was admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania in 1993, in New Jersey in 1994 and in Florida in 2004. Prior to attending law school, Ruben taught GED classes to economically disadvantaged youth and provided social services and counseling to abused and neglected children and teenagers.   After graduating from law school, Ruben worked for Legal Aid for eight years providing legal services for indigent families.  Ruben has worked at DBKSMN since 2004.

Bar Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts
  • All Pennsylvania State Courts (Inactive)
  • All New Jersey State Courts (Inactive)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, Member
  • Marshall-Bell Law Society at FAMU, Member
  • Central Florida Family Law Inn of Court, Past Member
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida, Past Member

News

  • Published case law, T.K. vs. Landmark West, 802 A2d 527 (App. Div. 2002), affirming 802 A2d 609 (Law Div. 2001) (Represented successfully a tenant wrongfully discriminated because of source of legal income)

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Speaker and Panelist at FAMU School of Law, Orlando, Florida (2007-2014)
  • Appeared on Tru TV (formerly Court TV) – Pre-paid legal services (2008)
  • Lectured at FAMU (Orlando, FL) concerning practice of law (2007)
  • Lectured at Project Self-Sufficiency (New Jersey) – Landlord & Tenant Issue (2002)

Education

Rutgers University College of Law

  • Juris Doctor – 1993

Michigan State University

  • Masters of Arts – 1982

Rutgers University

  • Bachelor of Arts – 1980

Awards & Recognition

  • Certificate of Appreciation as a valued member of the Rutgers University Cook College Community (1980)

  • Orange County Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (2015)

Committed to our clients for more than 40 years.