Attorney Malcolm P. Ruff named to Baltimore Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Class of 2019

Baltimore Lawyer Malcom RuffMurphy, Falcon & Murphy is pleased to announce that trial attorney and Associate Malcolm P. Ruff has been selected by the Baltimore Business Journal as a member of their 2019 40 Under 40 honorees. The list, released on August 29th, honors young leaders who have excelled in their industries, and it includes professionals in law, finance, tech, real estate, and everything in between. Profiles for each honoree are expected to appear in the Baltimore Business Journal’s November 15th edition both online and in print.

Honorees were selected from a pool of nearly 500 nominations. To qualify, all nominees had to be 39 or younger and work in Baltimore City or Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Hartford, or Howard Counties. Candidates were judged on their professional accomplishments, community leadership, awards, significant milestones, and overall demonstration of business success in the last 12 – 18 months.

Malcolm Ruff earned his position on the list through his success as a trial attorney, commitment to social justice, and history of advocating for positive change in our local communities. 

He is a graduate of the Gilman School, where he currently serves on the Alumni Board of Governors, and Duke University, where he played football for the Blue Devils and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in African & African American studies. From there, Malcolm earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2012. 

Malcolm launched his law career as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the offices of both the Baltimore County and Baltimore City State’s Attorneys. With valuable experience as a prosecutor under his belt, Malcolm joined a private general practice law firm in Baltimore, where he focused on personal injury and criminal defense litigation and was soon named a Senior Associate before joining our trial team at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy. Currently, he serves as a trial attorney and Associate, focusing his practice on representing victims of negligence in matters of wrongful death, medical malpractice, and personal injury law.

Malcolm remains committed to our local communities in Baltimore. He has worked closely with the Center for Urban Families, an organization that strives to strengthen urban communities by helping families achieve economic stability and success. 

He has partnered with the Public Justice Center, a civil legal aid office that provides legal advice, representation, and advocacy for low-income clients. The Center also collaborates with organizations to drive systemic change and build a society that reflects social justice, economic and race equity, and fundamental human rights. 

Additionally, Malcolm has served as a Law Fellow with the NAACP National Office of the General Counsel to help ensure political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights for all people.

In 2017, Malcolm founded The Pagya Project, a non-profit grassroots organization that works to “strike the fire of change” in our communities, uniting members of under-served neighborhoods in Baltimore to strategically overcome issues like street violence and homelessness. 

The Baltimore Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list marks the fifth time that Malcolm has been recognized for his community leadership and business accomplishments. He has also been awarded a spot with:

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates Top 40 Under 40
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys Top 10 in Maryland

Malcolm’s dedication to social justice and creating positive change is evident in his accomplishments and in his ongoing work. We are proud to count him as a member of the Murphy, Falcon & Murphy team.

Congratulations, Malcolm!