El Paso

221 N. Kansas, Suite 1700
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: 915.533.4424
Fax: 915.546.5360


919 Congress Ave., Suite 1305
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512.320.5466
Fax: 512.320.5431

Las Cruces

3800 E. Lohman Ave., Suite C
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: 575.527.0023
Fax: 915.546.5360

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Leonel Ruiz

Email: leonel.ruiz@kempsmith.com
Telephone: 915.533.4424 / Fax: 915.546.5360

Leonel Ruiz is an associate in the firm's Trial Department. His primary focus is insurance defense.  

A native El Pasoan, Leonel received his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Texas at El Paso triple majoring in Political Science, Psychology and Creative Writing. He received a master's degree in Secondary Education from Arizona State University and is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law.

During law school Leonel was editor in chief of The Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy, he served on the board of The Chicano Hispanic Law Student Association. He was part of the UT Law Interscholastic Mock Trial Team and participated extensively in moot court.




  • University of Texas at El Paso, B.A. Triple Major in Political Science, Psychology and Creative Writing, 2011
  • Arizona State University, Masters in Secondary Education, 2013
  • University of Texas School of Law, 2016


  • Texas, 2016
  • New Mexico, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2017

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors
  • Progress 321
  • Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy
  • Chicano Hispanic Law Student Association
  • 3L UT Law Interscholastic Mock Trial Team
  • Board of Advocates
  • Law Students Mentoring Undergraduate Students