Peter Ruddell is an accomplished attorney and government relations advisor with more than two decades of experience around state government, public policy, and elections. He is widely recognized for his experience in representing clients with their health, environmental, insurance, education, and budget issues. Among his many legislative accomplishments, he is highly regarded for his work in passing the Dr. Ron Davis Smoke-free Air Law, which made all Michigan restaurants, bars, and work sites smoke-free.

Peter is sought after for his advice and guidance on complicated regulatory and legislative issues. The Speaker of the House appointed Peter as his representative to the 21st Century Education Commission, and he is the Chair of the Michigan Law Revision Commission.

Peter served as an aide to a former Michigan Senate Majority Leader as well as a campaign manager to three Michigan Supreme Court Justices.

Peter is currently representing clients in complicated matters before the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), including permitting matters, litigation matters, and complicated regulatory compliance issues – involving both water and air permitting issues.



Representative Matters

  • Served as an aide to a former Michigan Senate Majority Leader
  • Served as campaign manager to three Michigan Supreme Court Justices

Prior Experience

  • RWC Advocacy, 2001-2018






The Best Lawyers in America, 2023-2024

  • Recognized in practice area of Government Relations Practice

Law Bulletin Media

  • Leading Lawyers, Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law, 2023-2024

Professional & Community Involvement

Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Member

News & Insights



  • The Legislative Forecast by State Counsels
    Event | | | Speaker
  • Election Law 101 and Ballot Proposals 1-3
    Event | | | Speaker
  • Animal Care Issues and Consumer Perceptions
    Event | | | Presenter
  • Impact Of Michigan’s New Auto No-fault Law On Hospitals
    Event | | | Co-Presenter



"Cleaning the Air: How the Smoking Ban Was Won," DomeMagazine.com, March 16, 2010.

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