Get Me Ellis Rubin!
When Dade County residents are in trouble the
lawyer they ask for is Ellis Rubin. Renowned for
the landmark cases he has handled in Miami,
the crime capital of the nation, Rubin has written
the most fascinating account of crime and
punishment since F. Lee Bailey's The Defense
Never Rests and Louis Nizer's My Life in Court.
Rubin is an attorney who has overturned what
seemed to be open-and-shut cases, who has
been jailed for defending his judicial principles,
and whose clients include every stratum of
society from inner-city merchant to billionaire
Arab sheik. Many of Rubin's cases have been
featured on "60 Minutes," "Nightline,"
"Donahue," and "Oprah"; and in Time and U.S.
News and World Report.
Among Rubin's most famous cases are:
A case in which a teenage boy with a distorted
sense of reality killed a neighborhood woman.
Rubin made headlines when he argued that his
client suffered from "television intoxication."
The defense of a ghetto shop-owner whose
crude electrical trap, designed to
stun intruders, resulted in the death of a
"Get Me Ellis Rubin!" is "Miami Law" in
action. Rubin takes on the bizarre and violent
criminal cases that explode from the charged
atmosphere of Dade County in southern Florida --
a hotbed of political passion and drug
trafficking, fast money and flashy lifestyles.
ELLIS RUBIN has been involved in more than
3000 trials, including 100 military courts martial
and 285 first-degree murder cases. A dramatic
and verbally adroit lawyer, Rubin overcame a
childhood stuttering problem so severe he
couldn't even say his own