Ruthe, counsel in the firm's Product Liability Litigation practice group, has defended high profile clients for over 25 years, providing superior service and professionalism to those she represents.  For the past 21 years she has focused her practice on representation of a New York state power generating utility and multiple international shipping lines in asbestos personal injury matters brought in New York State Supreme Courts, including primarily in NYCAL, and in Federal Courts. Ruthe is a dedicated lawyer who remains intricately involved in all facets of her cases from inception to ultimate resolution.  She is well regarded and respected by her colleagues on both sides of the NYCAL asbestos bar, as well as by the NYCAL asbestos Judges and the NYCAL Special Master.

Ruthe also has extensive experience counseling and defending pharmaceutical and medical device companies in complex mass tort matters in New York and around the country.

Achieved summary judgment dismissal for premises owner defendant in an in extremis asbestos matter; resulting in a favorable interpretation of a Labor Law provision as it relates to premises owners and asbestos liability; upheld on plaintiff’s appeal to New York Court of Appeals.

Professional and Civic

Community Activities

  • Gallery North, Board of Trustees, 2018 to present
  • Certified therapy dog handler through Good Dog Foundation and therapy dog team volunteer at PS 23 Queens, New York