Andrew Nevitt Ruff


Attorney Ruff was born and raised in Upstate New York. Andrew graduated from New Paltz High School in 1998. Thereafter, he attended the State University of New York at Cobleskill where he graduated with High Honors in 2001 with a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Ornamental Horticulture.

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Phone: (508) 993-9711
Fax: (508) 993-0469


After graduation, Attorney Ruff worked as an Integrated Pest Management Specialist for Broccolo Tree & Lawn Care in Rochester, New York. In 2002, he helped the company achieve the Excellence in IPM award from Cornell University. Attorney Ruff has been a Certified International Arborist, a Certified Nursery Professional, a Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicator. In 2005, Attorney Ruff employed these certifications as the Head Golf Course Superintendent for New Paltz Golf Course in New Paltz, New York.

Attorney Ruff maintains his interest in horticulture and environmental matters as a Member of the National Audubon Society and Sierra Club. Moses Smith & Markey has called upon Attorney Ruff’s expertise in these areas in several environmental cases.

In the Fall of 2005, Attorney Ruff began his legal studies at the Southern New England School of Law. During his final year of law school, Attorney Ruff completed an externship at Moses Smith, Markey & Walsh LLC, where he earned the respect and admiration of the office and its clients. Attorney Ruff graduated from law school in 2008. He was admitted to practice in Massachusetts later that year. Since that time, he has been employed as an Associate Attorney at Moses Smith, Markey & Walsh.

Attorney Ruff is a member of the New Bedford Bar Association and the Bristol County Bar Association. Attorney Ruff does pro-bono work for the New Center for Legal Advocacy in New Bedford and is a member of their Compensated Attorney Program. He also volunteers his time at the Nativity Preparatory School in New Bedford, Massachusetts where he is a member of their mentoring program.


Areas of Practice

Attorney Ruff is an attorney admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Family Law: Since joining Moses Smith, Markey & Walsh, LLC, Attorney Ruff has developed a specialty in the area of Family Law. Attorney Ruff regularly represents husbands, wives, fathers, mothers and children across the Southcoast. Attorney Ruff has personally handled dozens of matters before the Probate Courts of Bristol, Plymouth, and Barnstable Counties. Attorney Ruff takes pride in providing personal attention, practical advice, and effective courtroom advocacy for his clients. Attorney Ruff’s patience, integrity, and diligence have helped many individuals obtain the best possible financial and personal outcome in their cases. Attorney Ruff takes pride in his ability to work in a thoughtful and sensitive manner as he guides his clients through very challenging personal times.

Civil Litigator: Attorney Ruff has worked on dozens of civil cases pending before a variety of courts, including: the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts; the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Land Court; the Superior Courts of Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Norfolk and Suffolk Counties; and the District Courts in New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Attleboro, Wareham, and Plymouth. Attorney Ruff has worked closely with clients to develop their cases to obtain favorable jury verdicts and generous settlements.

Trusted Advisor: Throughout his career as an attorney, Attorney Ruff has earned the trust and admiration of many individual and business clients. Attorney Ruff has provided personal guidance, estate planning advice, and business planning assistance to individuals and small businesses facing legal issues, personal challenges, and business transactions. Attorney Ruff takes pride in offering thoughtful and practical solutions to clients as they seek to improve their personal circumstances and grow their businesses.



Southern New England School of Law Dartmouth, Massachusetts 2008
SUNY Cobleskill
  Bachelors in Ornamental Horticulture
  Graduated with High Honors
Cobleskill, New York 2001
New Paltz High School
  Graduated with Honors
New Paltz, New York 1998