Ruth's MBA enables her to provide legal counsel that speaks to the real-world business concerns that arise when handling employment and corporate matters.

Get To Know Ruth

Ruth advises clients on labor and employment concerns, litigation and dispute resolution, as well as corporate and business transactions. She leverages her MBA along with her legal degree to provide practical, substantive advice to business owners and corporate management teams across a wide range of industries.

Ruth advises employers on compliance with VOSH, FLSA, FMLA, and other federal and state regulations. She also has experience in general civil litigation, including landlord-tenant cases. Ruth's MBA aids her in advising clients in connection with corporate real estate purchases, sales and leasing.

Prior to joining Woods Rogers, Ruth was a legal fellow at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems in Arlington, Virginia. There she learned how to utilize alternative dispute methods in resolving conflicts, a skill that saves time and money. As a law student, Ruth served as the vice recruitment chair of the National Trial Team, earning the recognition of Outstanding Advocate at the NTC. Ruth was also the senior training director for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team where her team took fourth in the international Negotiation Challenge. Ruth continues to leverage her advocating skills as she serves her clients.

Ruth is an avid hiker and enjoys spending her weekends backpacking through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her favorite trip involved a five-day trek next to the Tetons, just a few hours from where she grew up in Idaho. When she is not in the mountains, she enjoys spending time with her wife and bike riding on the James River Trail System.



William & Mary School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Utah State University, M.B.A., B.A., summa cum laude 



U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia 

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