Dal has handled hundreds of adult and juvenile cases ranging from class C misdemeanors to first degree felonies. He understands the concerns of his clients and works each case as if it were the most important one on his docket. Dal brings an incredibly diverse background to the firm, which allows him to connect and work with all types of personalities-an asset that serves his clients well whether addressing a jury panel or negotiating with a prosecutor. His approach enables him to consistently obtain favorable results for his clients that far exceed the norm.
Professional Qualifications & Affiliations
Education: University of Texas at San Antonio (B.A. in Psychology, 1992; Dean’s List and Scholastic Honor Society, 1990-1992); The University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 2003).
Internships: Intern with the Travis County 403rd District Court, 2002.
Certifications: Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2008.
Member: State Bar of Texas, Travis County Defense Lawyers Association, Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
Publications & Presentations
What To Do When, Private Reception, November, 2008.
If I Get Pulled Over, Should I Take a Breath Test? A Guide to Navigating Criminal Law Emergencies, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, & Feld L.L.P., May 2008.
If I Get Pulled Over, Should I Take a Breath Test? A Guide to Navigating Criminal Law Emergencies, Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P, May 2008.
Overview of Federal Criminal Law Issues, Dell Legal Department, May 2008.
Developed and drafted chapter on firearms restrictions for domestic violence bench-book being prepared by the Honorable Judge Mike Denton, 2003.
Dal’s life experiences extend well beyond the legal profession. Before practicing law, he was a licensed stockbroker, successful business manager, auto mechanic with extensive experience building high performance Porsche engines, and self-employed portrait artist.
Dal Ruggles, Partner, Attorney