Ellis S. Rubin

1925-2006

Ellis S. Rubin

Ellis Rubin became an attorney in the State of Florida in 1951.  Initially, he was appointed as an Assistant State Attorney General by the Governor of the State of Florida.

By 1953, Rubin settled into private practice with well known Miami civil attorney Abe Aronovitz, however, his passion was for criminal law and therefore, in 1954, set up his own practice, Ellis Rubin Law Offices, in Miami.

The firm thrived for many years and Rubin became known for many high profile cases in criminal, civil negligence and civil rights rights.  Rubin also became involved in various causes on a pro bono basis including fights to lift TV blackouts of sold-out sporting events, boycotts of oil companies for rising gas prices, gay rights, free speech rights for cable television and freedom of choice issues related to education.

“What my critics, and even my clients don’t realize is how much these people have given back to me. Over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of some major court proceedings. Precedents were set, lives were dramatically altered, and in a small way, history was changed.”
— Ellis S. Rubin
Ellis S. Rubin co-authored a book about his life, "Get Me Ellis Rubin!"  The book chronicles his remarkable career as one of Florida's most prominent attorneys, including his brief stint in jail when he refused to represent a client for moral reasons.  Download a copy of Rubin's book here.

Ellis S. Rubin co-authored a book about his life, "Get Me Ellis Rubin!"  The book chronicles his remarkable career as one of Florida's most prominent attorneys, including his brief stint in jail when he refused to represent a client for moral reasons.  Download a copy of Rubin's book here.