Ruth Ruhl, the founder and President of RUTH RUHL, P.C., is passionate about the work she does and the level of service her team provides to clients. “I truly love what I do. And all of us understand we’re here for the client.”

Ruth understands the importance of meeting deadlines without sacrificing quality. She knows how to cajole county clerks hundreds of miles away to ensure a document is filed on time. In one case, she managed to get papers recorded on short notice and, with six minutes to spare, saved a client from a costly loan repurchase.

Ruth’s extensive knowledge of the industry comes from a career that began as a mortgage loan officer after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. Equipped with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance, Ruth quickly learned the critical importance of proactively addressing problems that arise in the preparation of loan documents.

After honing her skills in that profession, she earned a law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law where she graduated magna cum laude. Ruth joined the law firm of Barrett Burke Wilson Castle Daffin & Frappier, LLP, in Addison, Texas, which focused on residential foreclosures. Ruth’s understanding of the business side of mortgage lending prompted the managing partner to put her in charge of building a loss mitigation department. She was promoted to partner, specializing in loan origination, specialty loan and loss mitigation, and regulatory compliance. She joined PeirsonPatterson, LLP five years later, where she worked as a partner and director in the Specialty Loan Section.

Ruth soon realized she was fully equipped to start her own law firm serving mortgage lenders and mortgage servicing companies, and in 1999, RUTH RUHL, P.C. was created.

RUTH RUHL, P.C. is recognized as a woman-owned business both nationally and statewide. The firm is a member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and is certified as a Texas Woman Owned Business.

Ruth is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, College of the State Bar and Dallas Bar Association. Mortgage banking industry involvement includes the Mortgage Bankers Association, American Mortgage Diversity Council, Texas Credit Union Real Estate Network, Texas Academy of Mortgage Attorneys and Dallas Mortgage Bankers Association. Ruth is a board member of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, and has served as chair of the Servicing Committee, Texas Mortgage Bankers Political Action Committee, and co-chair of the Convention Committee. Ruth is a founding member of Texas Women Mortgage Bankers. Ruth is a fifth-generation Texan.