Dr. Tobias Rudolph, lawyer
Dr. Rudolph, whose career initially began academically, is a lawyer by passion. His motivation for standing up for his clients originates from the belief that the law is subject to constant change. A lawyer’s responsibility is to defend the quintessence of law in this process over and over again. Humaneness, fairness and controlling state power are not merely key words to Dr. Rudolph but also fundamental pillars of human coexistence.
This motivation emanates from the particular interest in criminal law – and also in fiscal law. In both fields of law, the conflict between the pragmatic desire of society for a “fast process” and the often excruciating search for the truth and for justice for the individual is becoming particularly clear.
Similarly, Dr. Rudolph is fascinated by those issues which, due to technical and social change, constantly present new challenges. He feels it is a privilege to actively contribute towards the answers of the law to current issues. At present, for example, it still remains fully unclear how legislation will solve the challenges caused by the Internet in the field of copyright (keyword file sharing).
Dr. Tobias Rudolph was the first lawyer in Nuremberg to have the qualification of being a lawyer specializing in criminal law and fiscal law (titles: “Fachanwalt für Strafrecht”, “Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht”). There are very few specialists with both of these qualifications.
Dr. Rudolph speaks English and French and has basic knowledge of Turkish.
1998 - Legal bar exam in Erlangen (Mark "excellent" – graduated top of the class at the university)
1998 - Doctoral scholarship
1998 - 2000 – Research assistant (chair for criminal law, criminal proceedings law and legal philosophy; Prof. Dr. Joachim Hruschka)
1999 - Function as a coach (Juristisches Repetitorium Hemmer)
2001 - Second legal bar examination in Nuremberg
2002 - Employment as lawyer in Heidelberg ("Keller Rechtsanwälte")
2006 - Lawyer specializing in criminal law
2009 - Lawyer specializing in fiscal law
Acitivities as tutor and speaker
Dr. Rudolph is a tutor and guest speaker. He has been involved in the education of junior lawyers at the Higher Regional Court in Nuremberg as well as having been an examiner for the intermediate examination in the subject of legal philosophy at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
At present, Dr. Rudolph is offering an exam preparation course in criminal law for advanced students at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
In June 2012, he spoke on the topic of “Whenever the cleverer give in – law and justice in the era of mediation and agreements”.
In the scope of his activities for companies to help solve and prevent crimes, Dr. Rudolph holds lectures in businesses and runs employee courses. Dr. Tobias Rudolph is appointed as the lawyer of their trust by several regional and national companies for the prevention of corruption (ombudsman).
Dr. Rudolph has been married since 1998 and has three children aged, 4, 6 and 9.
He loves classical music and is a passionate player of the guitar and contrabass. He is a member of the Bavarian Lawyers’ Orchestra (BayJurO).
Yoga and traditional Taekwondo help him to compensate for the frequently demanding job as a lawyer. He bears the black belt (2nd Dan) in the Korean martial art.