Ruben practices civil appeals and litigation. His past experience includes administrative appeals, research into constitutional tort litigation, and assisting legislators at the Ohio General Assembly.

Before joining Wright Close & Barger, Ruben clerked for Immigration Judges at the Houston Immigration Court as part of the Department of Justice Attorney General’s Honors Program.

Outside of the office, Ruben likes to try new restaurants and spend time with his beagle, Jojo. Ruben is a native Texan and an avid fan of Texas professional teams, but is a fan of Ohio State athletics.


  • Law Clerk/Attorney Advisor, Executive Office for Immigration Review, 2020-2022
  • Intern, United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio, 2019
  • Summer Law Clerk, Ohio Attorney General, 2019
  • Intern, Department of Homeland Security, 2018