After receiving degrees from U.T. and S.M.U., Chad Ruback served as a briefing attorney to the Fort Worth Court of Appeals. Chad spent several years working in the appellate section of a medium-sized insurance defense firm before being recruited by Godwin Gruber’s appellate section. In 2005, Chad left Godwin Gruber to open his own appellate law practice.
Articles written by Chad have been published in the Dallas Business Journal, Texas Lawyer, and the Appellate Advocate (the journal of the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section). Chad has been a featured speaker of the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section, the Dallas Bar Association, the Collin County Bar Association, the Frisco Bar Association, the Plano Bar Association, Southern Methodist University School of Law, University of Tulsa School of Law, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, and Texas A&M University School of Law.
Chad is a Master in the William "Mac" Taylor Inn of Court and a Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas. Based on peer review by Dallas lawyers and judges, Martindale-Hubbell has given Chad an "AV" rating, signifying "very high to preeminent legal ability." Other attorneys have rated and/or reviewed Chad's appellate work on Linkedln, Avvo, Google, and Martindale-Hubbell.