• Criminal law, including:
    • Cassation
  • Penitentiary law


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“Every story has two sides. I fight for my client, in order to make sure that his/her side of the story is well presented, so a judge can make a decision based on all the relevant facts and circumstances. If my client is not able to do so himself, I’m there to do it for him. In all cases, I will do everything to represent the interests of my client as well as possible, so in the end the best result is achieved.”

Fields of law

Ruben Kool provides legal assistance in the field of criminal law in the broadest sense of the word. This means that his clients can contact him for all their ‘criminal problems’. No case is too big or too small for Ruben, he will approach each case with the same enthusiasm. Ruben Kool also focuses on cases related to criminal law, in particular penitentiary law (prison law).

Work experience

Since 2013, Ruben worked for two years as a clerk in the criminal law department of the District Court Limburg. There he learned to approach matters from the perspective of both the judge, the prosecutor and the defense. These skills now allow him to define a favorable strategy for the client. From November 2015 to July 2016 Ruben has developed his legal knowledge at another criminal law firm in Maastricht. Before Ruben became a lawyer at Daamen, advocaten., he worked as a paralegal at our firm.


Ruben Kool graduated from Maastricht University in 2015. He earned his master’s degree in Dutch law with a specialisation in Criminal Law and his master’s degree in Forensics, Criminology and Administration of Justice.


Ruben is a member of the Criminal Law Working Group, affiliated to the Association of Young Lawyers of Maastricht.

Case law

Click here for an overview of published case law (in Dutch).


Ruben also publishes in scientific books and legal journals once in a while. More about this on the Publications page (in Dutch).

Criminal defence Lawyer Holland Kool


Here you can find an overview of Ruben’s cases that have had attention in the media (in Dutch).


Besides Dutch, Ruben also speaks English, German, French and Spanish.