Tony Ruiz was born in Dearborn, MI. While a freshman at Albion College he fell in love with his now wife, Nicole. It just so happened that Nicole was born and raised in Marquette. After graduating from Albion College with a major in Political Science and Economics, he attended Wayne State University Law School and earned his juris doctorate.
While at Wayne State, Tony, was active in the Free Legal Aid Clinic, Inc. (FLAC), where he helped indigent individuals with there family law matters. In addition, to working at FLAC, Tony clerked in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office.