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James S. Ruane, Jr.


James Ruane has spent 19 years practicing law in a variety of practice areas. He joined Merritt, Webb, Wilson & Caruso, PLLC in 2005 and continues to focus on criminal defense and personal injury as well as business and commercial law.

Mr. Ruane has served as a Business Manager with Schindler Corporation headquartered in Ebikon, Switzerland, where he received the President’s Award for his contributions to the success of the organization. He joined the Fayetteville, North Carolina law firm of Smith, Dickey, Smith, Hasty and Dempster, PA where he practiced business, domestic, personal injury and criminal law. Mr. Ruane next joined the Office of the Public Defender for the 12th Judicial District, Cumberland County, where he represented indigent clients for more than four years while honing his trial skills. He started his own general law practice in Cary, North Carolina where he continued to represent criminal defendants and personal injury clients.

Mr. Ruane is a popular adjunct instructor in Business Law, Federal Taxation and Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning at Campbell University and has enjoyed that “avocation” for more than sixteen years.

Mr. Ruane is, or has been, a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers and the 12th Judicial District Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


2525 Meridian Parkway
Suite 300, Meridian Business Campus
Durham , North Carolina , 27713
United States

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