Benjamin T. Ruffcorn entered the private sector as an associate attorney, practicing in the areas of probate litigation and estate administration. Prior to this, Benjamin clerked for the 13 judges of the Circuit Court of Cook County Probate Division, under the guidance and direction of the Honorable Mary Ellen Coghlan, presiding judge. As law clerk to the presiding judge, Benjamin Ruffcorn focused on the administration and litigation of decedents’ estates and facilitated the court’s judgment in numerous cases. Benjamin Ruffcorn continues to concentrate his practice in the areas of estate and probate litigation, having both defended and prosecuted contested claims against decedents’ estates.
Benjamin Ruffcorn received his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Iowa. During law school, he worked in litigation support at a small firm, volunteered for the Cabrini Green Legal Aid, and received dean’s list honors. He was also a member of the National Moot Court Society team, where he was a successful competitor, receiving several top awards for his brief writing and oral advocacy skills.
Benjamin Ruffcorn remains committed to public service and to the professional and individualized representation of each of his clients. He continues to volunteer his time for moot court and mock trial competitions and serves as a team coach for DePaul’s National Moot Court Society.
In his free time, Benjamin enjoys golfing and has been certified as an advanced open water diver since 2006.