Our History...

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.

Rubin & Rubin's founding member was 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.

In 1984, Rubin's son, I. Mark Rubin, joined the firm and by 1985, they partnered in a new firm, Rubin & Rubin.  They worked together on many cutting edge legal issues in Miami and throughout the U.S.

In 1987, Rubin's dream of practicing law with his two sons became a reality when his other son, Guy Bennett Rubin, joined the firm.  The three Rubins were well known in Miami legal circles as the voice of the little guy.

By 1993, after six years of practice together, Guy Rubin opened the independent Stuart, Florida office, now operating as Rubin Law Associates, P.A., and in 1994, Mark Rubin opened the independent Jacksonville, Florida office, now operating as Rubin & Rubin, P.A.

All three offices thrived until Ellis passed away at the age of 81 in 2006. 

Today, the Jacksonville and Stuart offices carry on the legacy of Ellis Rubin through his loving and devoted sons.


A Historical Perspective