Ruth currently heads her own solo firm. In addition to advising clients on business issues (contracts, leases, employment, entity-formation), she handles wills, trusts, and probate and other family matters. She also deals with issues requiring conflict resolution. She encourages the use of the collaborative process, when possible and appropriate. She has a versatile background that encompasses conflict resolution across a wide variety of subjects, e.g., partnership break up, family, probate issues, commercial contract/lease, employment, medical error, and environmental-toxic tort. In addition, she practices appellate law, handling appeals, and consulting with others on appellate matters and editing briefs.
Ruth gained diverse experience on the way to forming her present general practice. She began in commercial litigation with Susman, Godfrey in Houston. She later taught full-time as Associate Professor at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M University School of Law), teaching legal analysis, research and writing. She moved on to teach at Appalachian School of Law in Virginia, teaching commercial law (UCC), including sales, payment systems, and secured transactions as well as conflict of laws.
Ruth's now-extensive appellate experience began when she clerked for the Hon. Judge Thomas Gibbs Gee on the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. She later served as staff attorney to the Dallas Court of Appeals.
Ruth received her J.D. from the University of Texas and her LL.M from the University of London, through Queen Mary College (emphasis on commercial law).
Beyond that, Ruth loves improvisational theatre and the troupe she is in, for fun and ... more fun.