Attorney Raquel D. Ruano primarily focuses her practice on criminal defense and related civil litigation in state and federal courts. She is an experienced litigator with extensive courtroom experience.
After graduating of the College of the Holy Cross (BA, Cum Laude 2000) and Boston College Law Law School (JD, 2003), she became a Massachusetts Trial Court judicial law clerk for one year following graduation.
In 2004, she joined the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. While there, she received an assignment in the Safe Neighborhood Initiative (SNI). There she handled thousands of cases in the District Court, including firearms, drugs, operating under the influence, and domestic violence. In 2007, she moved within the District Attorney’s Office to Superior Court and there investigated many, firearms and trafficking level cases. Having prosecuted these cases from indictment to disposition, she developed an understanding of the many intricate parts of investigations and prosecutions of the various police departments throughout Eastern Massachusetts.