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Kevin A. Ruby In Memoriam 1972-2018
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Kevin A. Ruby

In Memoriam 1972-2018
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Mr. Ruby received his undergraduate degree from Brown University in 1994. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1997, after receiving the William H. Wallace Award for excellence in litigation skills and being selected as a national member of The Order of Barristers for excellence in courtroom advocacy.

Following law school, Mr. Ruby was admitted to the Virginia State Bar, and worked as an associate attorney where he provided litigation services for Federal and State cases both at the trial and appellate levels. His areas of practice included personal injury, RICO and anti-trust claims, and Federal claims for the Department of Risk Management.

In 1999, Mr. Ruby joined Portner & Shure as a litigation associate and shortly thereafter was admitted to the Maryland State Bar. He was a partner and the head of the litigation department. Mr. Ruby successfully tried and settled cases involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, assaults, contract disputes, and work-related accidents throughout Maryland and Virginia. He regularly handles felonies and misdemeanors in State and Federal Court.

As head of the litigation department, Mr. Ruby was able to obtain maximum results in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Mr. Ruby's representations resulted in millions of dollars in recoveries for his clients. Mr. Ruby regularly appeared in more than a dozen state and federal jurisdictions throughout Virginia and Maryland.

Mr. Ruby was a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association.


  • Wrongful Death of a Minor Child $990 Thousand

    Wrongful Death of a Minor Child as a Result of the Negligence of a Nurse

  • Wrongful Death Car Accident Claim $650 Thousand

    Case Settled While in Litigation with AIG Claims and Geico Insurance Companies Prior to Trial

  • Case Settled Against Companion Property and Casualty $400 Thousand

    Fairfax County, Virginia accident wherein the client sustained disc herniations at L4 and L5 requiring surgery. Medicals totaled $90,000. Mr. Portner argued future lost wages amounted to several years of lost income.

  • Fairfax County Motorcycle Accident $400 Thousand
  • Jury Awarded the Plaintiff $366 Thousand
  • Read-End Accident Settlement $350 Thousand
  • Case Settled While in Litigation from Zurich American Insurance Co. $275 Thousand
  • Case Resulted from a Jury Verdict $260.8 Thousand
  • Case Settled while in Litigation $250 Thousand


why our clients say they can expect more with portner & shure
  • “The team at Portner & Shure made a frustrating situation with our Workers Comp case more bearable. A heartfelt "Thank you!" to Mr. Portner, Kevin, Christina, and Pam for the positive resolution of our claim.”

    - M.F.C.
  • “Portner and Shure worked really hard, and I got a good result in my case. If one of our family or friends gets in trouble with reckless driving, I definitely recommend this firm. Thank you for helping me Portner and Shure especially for my attorney, Kevin.”

    - M.O.S.
  • “Their trial attorneys, Jonathan Portner and Kevin Ruby, know the courtroom and how to place their clients in the best possible position to not only win, but to maximize the results.”

    - Lorraine W.

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