Hector D. Ruiz, Esq. 

Immediate Past President

Hector is a litigation partner at Walsh Pizzi O'Reilly Falanga LLP, where he concentrates on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts. Hector has substantial experience representing national and regional clients in commercial matters, including business torts, professional negligence, products liability and class action defense. He represents businesses across a wide spectrum of industries, such as pharmaceutical, healthcare, banking, construction, manufacturing and information systems. 

Prior to joining Walsh, Hector was a law clerk in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey to the now-Chief Judge, the Honorable Jose L. Linares. Hector is a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association and the Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey. In addition, he has been a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee.

Hector is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey, State of New York and the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey, Northern District of New York, Western District of New York, Eastern District of New York and Southern District of New York.

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Founded in 1980, the HBA-NJ is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association that is comprised of attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and other professionals who share a common interest in addressing the issues affecting Hispanics within the legal community.

The purpose of the Association is to serve the public interest: (i) by cultivating the art and science of jurisprudence, (ii) by advancing the standing of the legal profession, and (iii) by preserving high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among Hispanic lawyers.

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