Mr. Ruff heads the Construction Practice Group at Ogletree Deakins. National and regional general contractors, subcontractors, specialty contractors and institutional owners rely on his expertise to guide them in all phases of the construction process. He manages construction claims, disputes, litigations, arbitrations and mediations, including design and construction defect, delay, acceleration, extra work, and mechanics lien matters.
Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys (President), ABA Construction Industry Forum, CBA Construction and Mechanics Lien Committee (past chair).
Has lectured and written extensively on construction processes and disputes.
University of Colorado (BA, 1981), Valparaiso University (JD, 1986).