Firm News


april 5, 2019

Ruffner Schoenbaum PLLC is a finalist for this year's Rising Star award through Austin Women Magazine as part of the Austin Women's Way Business Awards. We truly appreciate the recognition of our entire team!



March 28, 2019

We were so pleased to speak at the Drafting for New Lawyers CLE. Lauren discussed Joint Representation in the Transactional Context and Eleanor focused on creating a Drafting Cheat Sheet. Eleanor went above and beyond by being on the planning committee on top of her speech. We don’t always do things in pairs, but we had a great time with a room full of young lawyers!


March 5, 2019

Congratulations to RS partner, Lauren Schoenbaum, for being named a 2019 Rising Star in business law by Thomson Reuters.



February 19, 2019

On Valentine's Day, Ruffner Schoenbaum PLLC was pleased to receive notice that the Thirteenth Court of Appeals had granted its motion to dismiss in 13-17-00522-CV, L.A.M., Inc. v. Austin Diamond District, LLC. Delivering good news to clients is perhaps the most rewarding feature of our profession. We are thankful to our team for all the hard work that allowed us to have that opportunity, and we are thankful to our client for its trust in our representation.


December 20, 2018

It's been a great year at Ruffner Schoenbaum PLLC. We've added two new associates: transactional attorney Bailey Aprile and litigator Lucy Lyford. Eleanor Ruffner was named to the Thompson Reuter's Super Lawyer List, and Lauren Schoenbaum received recognition as Volunteer of the Year from local non-profit PeopleFund and was a legal finalist for Austin Under 40. Tanya Robinson was invited to the Lloyd Lockridge Inn of Court and completed the AYLA Leadership Academy.


September 21, 2018

We are so thrilled to welcome Bailey Aprile to Ruffner Schoenbaum! Bailey will support the business transactions team.



March 7, 2018

Lauren Schoenbaum is a finalist for Austin Under 40 in the legal category and Eleanor Ruffner is a 2018 Texas Rising Star in Business Litigation! We extend our thanks to the Austin Young Men's Business League/Young Women's Alliance and to Texas Monthly/Thompson Reuters for the recognition.