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Partner - James P. Ruggeri

James P. Ruggeri


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James Ruggeri is a member of the firm’s seven-person Management Committee.

James focuses principally in the areas of litigation, including trial and appellate involving general commercial, bankruptcy, and insurance coverage litigation. He practices actively in federal and state courts around the country.

Prior to joining Shipman & Goodwin, James was a partner at Hogan & Hartson LLP. He also served as law clerk to the Honorable Rebecca Beach Smith, U.S. District Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.


  • Fellow, American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®: Insurance Law (2013-2021)
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers: Insurance: Insurer (District of Columbia) (2004-2020) and Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (Nationwide) (2010-2020)
  • Listed as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer®: Business Litigation (2012-2020); Insurance Coverage (2012)
  • AV Preeminent® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • D.C. Bar Association 

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  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D., 1990
  • Colgate University, B.A., 1987

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
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