Ruth A. Shapiro

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Ruth’s practice focuses on personal injury defense and employment matters.  She is a well-respected trial attorney defending catastrophic injury, wrongful death, employment, product liability, and premises liability cases. Ruth has numerous defense jury verdicts in a variety of cases.

In her 25+ years of practice, Ruth has averaged two trials per year. In the past four years alone, Ruth has obtained defense jury verdicts in matters involving a double fatality from a truck accident (with a $22 million demand), a $2.8 million catastrophic injury case, a fatality from use of farm equipment (with a $3 million demand), an employment contract dispute, employment discrimination, premises liability, and a snow tubing, skier-collision.

Ruth has practiced with law firms in Wisconsin, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Washington, D.C. She also served as in-house counsel for a large liability insurance carrier’s third-party administrator. Prior to enrolling in law school, Ruth played professional tennis, traveling throughout North America to compete. Ruth currently participates in local, regional, and national road cycling events with a regional cycling team.  Ruth also serves on USA Cycling’s Safety Advisory Committee.

Education

J.D., Marquette University Law School, 1992

B.A., Lafayette College, History, 1986

Bar & Court Admissions

Utah State Bar

Federal District Court, District of Utah

Idaho State Bar

U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho

U.S. District Court, District of Utah

U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Massachusetts State Bar

New Hampshire State Bar

District of Columbia Bar

Utah State Bar, Litigation Section

Utah Defense Lawyers Association

American Bar Association

Ski Utah, Board of Directors member 2002-2008

Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates 2018

Member of Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions

Recipient of 2018-2019 Utah Defense Lawyers Association Legacy Award

Recognized as Utah Legal Elite, by Utah Business Magazine

Defense jury verdict in a catastrophic trucking accident matter involving loss of vision

Defense jury verdict in a farm equipment fatality matter in which there was a $3 million demand

Defense jury verdict in a double fatality trucking matter in which there was a $22 million demand

Defense jury verdict in a premises liability matter involving significant lower extremity injuries

Defense jury verdict in a catastrophic injury case involving a recreational accident

Defense jury verdict in a significant personal injury matter involving a truck versus bicycle accident

Defense jury verdict in an employment contract dispute

Defense jury verdict in a Federal employment discrimination matter

Successful defense of a racial discrimination class action brought by the EEOC

Successful defense of a non-compete agreement dispute

Successful defense and no-cause findings involving discrimination claims of gender, race, disability, national origin, and retaliation

Successful defense of numerous claims of wrongful termination (actual and constructive), failure to promote, failure to hire, and wage violations

Successful defense of numerous matters involving claims of sexual harassment

Successful defense of numerous matters involving medical and pharmaceutical malpractice before the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing