Ruben E. Socarras, Esq., a founding member of Chane Socarras, PLLC, focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, business law, employment law, and general civil litigation. As an experienced litigator, Ruben often represents individuals and businesses in a variety of cases before state and federal courts, including cases involving contract disputes, temporary/permanent injunctions, torts, trade secrets, unfair competition, intellectual property, fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, employment related disputes, real estate and title claims, business dissolution, and shareholder/member disputes.
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Ruben also represents his clients before arbitration panels and in mediations, among other types of alternative dispute resolution proceedings. He regularly represents clients throughout the U.S. and from a wide variety of industries, including internet law and affiliate marketing, technology, healthcare, staffing, insurance, private aviation, and real estate and development. As a result, Ruben regularly handles complex commercial disputes, specifically advising clients on how to avoid litigation as well as managing it once it occurs. In addition to litigation, Ruben serves as outside general counsel and advises clients in connection with their business transactional needs, including contract preparation and negotiations.
Ruben received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in 2000, and law degree from the Stetson University College of Law in 2003. He is a member of the Florida Bar, South Palm Beach County Bar Association, and Broward County Bar Association. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, as well as in the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Florida. Ruben is rated AV Preeminent, which is Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer review rating based on a legal professional’s skills and ethics. He was featured in the 2012 Edition of ALM South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers, and selected to the Florida Super Lawyers list in 2015-2019 as well for the 2010-2014 editions of Florida Super Lawyers in its Rising Stars list. Recently, he was also selected as a Florida Legal Elite Up and Comer by Florida Trend for 2016. Additionally, Ruben is a member of the Internet Law Leadership Summit (ILLS), which holds semi-annual meetings and is comprised of attorneys who practice in the areas of internet law, intellectual property and technology.
A native of South Florida, Ruben is married and has two children. In addition to his active participation in the legal community, he currently serves as President on the Board of Directors of a non-profit organization benefiting children in the local community stricken with serious or terminal illnesses. Ruben has been actively involved with the University of Florida Alumni Association.
- Stetson University College of Law, J.D.
- University of Florida, B.A.
- State of Florida
- United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida
- AV Preeminent® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
- Florida Super Lawyers, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (Business Litigation)
- Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 (Business Litigation)
- Florida Trend Legal Elite, Up and Comer, 2016
- SFBW Up & Comers Awards, Finalist (Law, Palm Beach Co.), 2015
- ALM South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers, 2012