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Education: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 1988, Magna Cum Laude; Order of Coif; Frederick M. Hart Prize; Mock Trial Team; American Jurisprudence Awards in Remedies, Commercial Transactions, and Criminal Procedure.  University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., 1976, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude.

Admitted to Practice: State of New Mexico; State of Texas*; United States District Court, District of New Mexico; United States District Court, Western District of Texas; United States District Court, Northern District of Texas; United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. 

Member:  State Bar of New Mexico; State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association; New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association; Albuquerque Bar Association; Federal District of New Mexico Bar Association.  

Mr. Rugge has over twenty two years of experience in private practice.  He has represented Plaintiffs and Defendants in a wide variety of cases, and has conducted many jury and bench trials in cases involving personal injury, products liability, construction disputes, commercial and business disputes, and bankruptcy. He has handled many appeals and has served as Amicus counsel on issues of public importance. His current practice focuses on insurance coverage, personal injury and wrongful death, uninsured/underinsured motorist claims and coverage, business disputes, and nursing home negligence. He also serves as an Arbitrator, Mediator/Settlement Facilitator, and  Guardian ad Litem in the Second Judicial District, State of New Mexico. He has lectured and taught on various topics involved in personal injury cases and insurance matters. Mr. Rugge holds a Second Degree Black Belt with Chuan Fa America in Kenpo Karate. 


901 Rio Grande Boulevard, N.W. Suite G-250
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104

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