Debra Ruderman joined Kelly, Rode & Kelly, LLP as an associate in December 2019. She handles the defense of automobile and general liability cases, with over 30 years of experience working as a litigation attorney for in-house staff counsel and outside defense counsel. Throughout her career, Ms. Ruderman has handled defense matters before the Courts of all 5 boroughs of New York City as well as Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Prior to joining Kelly, Rode & Kelly, LLP, Debra worked for an insurance defense firm specializing in insurance coverage issues and insurance fraud. She has drafted appellate briefs and argued before the Appellate Division in the First and Second Departments. Ms. Ruderman is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Ms. Ruderman graduated from SUNY/Binghamton where she received a bachelor’s degree in political science. She earned her law degree from Pace University School of Law. While attending law school, Ms. Ruderman gained legal experience working as a paralegal for a law firm specializing in personal injury cases. Outside of legal practice, she enjoys tennis, bicycling and spending time with her two adult sons.