Law Firm Welcomes Familiar Name as Partner

PORT ORANGE – The Port Orange-based law firm of Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell recently promoted a familiar name and face by naming Attorney Edward S. Rue – the nephew of co-founder John D. Rue – a partner in the firm.

A lawyer who is devoted to his clients, Rue joined the firm in 2006 and focuses on personal-injury and Social Security disability litigation.  He keeps his clients well informed of their status and makes sure they understand the legal process from the initial filing all the way to appeals court.

“Helping people with Social Security claims is quite personal for me, having watched a family member go through a process that often is long, complicated and frustrating,” he said.  Rue recently worked with his partner to get a client a Social Security disability award that lingered in the judicial system for 12 years.

Before joining Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell, Rue practiced criminal and insurance defense, which enabled him to understand how insurance com

“Ed’s extensive knowledge and experience in insurance defense now is being used to the advantage for his clients,” said Allan L. Ziffra, president of the longtime firm.  “Those qualities have made him invaluable to us these past six years.”

A 1998 graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Rue graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., in 2002.  A top student, he won the Wisconsin State Bar Law School Award for Highest Achievement in Torts, and the William Herbert Page Award for the best Wisconsin Law Review article.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, the Florida Bar, Florida Justice Association, the Wisconsin Bar, Volusia County Bar Association, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives.  He is eligible to practice in all Florida courts, all Wisconsin courts and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

About Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell:  Founded by John D. Rue and Allan L. Ziffra, the personal-injury law firm of Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell has served the Central Florida community for more than 25 years.  The firm’s commitment to its profession and its clients has earned it a reputation as one of the top personal-injury law firms in Central Florida.  Known for handling everything from automobile and motorcycle accidents to medical malpractice, wrongful death, and social security and disability cases, Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell has recovered millions of dollars for injured clients and their families. With a staff of nine attorneys, the firm maintains offices in Port Orange, DeLand and Palm Coast.  For more information, visit

For more information about this release, please contact:

Allan L. Ziffra, President, Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell, 386-788-7700 or
Jessica Eckelbarger, Marketing Director, Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell, 386-788-7700 or
Charlene Hager-Van Dyke, Larry Vershel Communications, 386-532-8862, 407-644-4142 or

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