Ruth and her staff truly went above and beyond when handling my divorce case. She answered email promptly, once while she was being transported to the ER with a hurt knee. During one court session, Rachel came to represent me, and the bailiff stopped me on the way out of the courtroom to tell me I had an "excellent attorney,". I have personally recommended her to family and friends that were in need of a family law attorney.
At a time when my mental/emotional state was at its limit because I was concerned for my children’s future wellbeing, Ruth Cate not only dotted every I and crossed every T, she and her team provided a top notch team for my benefit. Her teams attention to detail and guidance made up for my desire to fight for my children and see things to the end and they today have a better future and chance of being successful life loving boys. God Bless Ruth Cate and her outstanding team.
Regardless of your situation, you want a good, professional, caring attorney. Ruth Cate and her staff are that and more. They will show you compassion, professionalism, and help you achieve your goals. If not, they offer outstanding advice and consultation. I could not have hired a better attorney and will "sing her praises" forever.
Ruth and her staff were tremendous to work with! My case was complicated and through it all, she was calm, knowledgeable, and supportive. I could not have asked for a better attorney and her staff is great too.
Posted by EHB
When searching for a divorce attorney, I received two very strong independent recommendations for Ruth Cate. The first was from a senior therapist in a reputable counseling practice who said "Ruth is the only attorney in town that you want to have". The other referral was from an attorney in one of the preeminent family law practices in Charlotte who described Ruth as "a tough opponent". Indeed, the outcome in my highly unusual case exceeded my expectations. In addition to her legal knowledge, Ruth's years of experience in the upstate court system give her tremendous insight into how to advance the case (through the courts) and how to construct arguments and substantiating evidence that resonate with judges and challenge opposing counsel. Julie Mostiler was the lead paralegal on my case, and she was exceptionally easy to work with, responsive, and always available via phone or e-mail. I would also note that the front office staff knew me by name, which made me feel welcome and that the entire practice was there to support me.
Posted by Kim
I'll keep it short and sweet. Totally agree with the other reviewers, Ruth and her team are the best. They care, they are honest and dependable and you can't ask for better representation. Through thick and thin, they've been there for us. The old adage of 'you get what you pay for' isn't always true with lawyers, you can spend a lot to get the run around. Like the others said, she's worth every penny.
Posted by a client
Thank you Ruth. You helped me come up with a plan when I thought nothing would work. Then you executed the plan beautifully. And it succeeded. I am so grateful. And throughout the process you were kind and patient. You always kept me informed of the status of my case and answered my questions. And your staff was fabulous.
Posted by Crystal
I can not say enough about Ruth Cate. She was my attorney for almost 2 years. I met with another well known attorney before meeting with Ruth. He was very cold and did not come across very nice. I met with Ruth and instantly felt I was in great hands. As friends and co workers found out who my attorney was going through my divorce, they all had excellent things to say about Ruth. I am so glad I met her because she fought for me with class and respect and kindness. As you can imagine when your going through a divorce your life and emotions are upset side down. Ruth helped me make clear decisions even when I could not make sense of what was happening to my marriage, my life. I would tell anyone , she is wonderful and she will fight for you. Do not doubt her or her staff. They are on your side all the way. Ruth was there for me. Normally divorces are over in 3 to 12 months. I got to know her over a 2 year span and I talked to her or her staff daily about my case. Ruth was patient with me and could personally understand my situation. I just went back to her office recenlty to say hello and to thank her again for eveything she did for me. She gave me a great big hug ! We won my case back in Dec 2014 and I could not be happier with the results. I look at her with such strength and dignity and respect. I would use Ruth for any legal case. Ruth does care about her clients and she showed that to me. She is a great attorney and she clearly works well with other attorneys. She is a perfectionist with her work and it shows. I give Ruth Cate a 10 !! all day long.
Posted by a client
Never would we had expected such poor service and results from a lawyer who was suppose to represent our case. We had high expectations due to her reputation but we were deceived. This was the worse experience. There was never any counseling or coaching. We had to initiate any agreement and make suggestions. Neither Ruth or Rachel were proactive, they just wanted to finish and take our money. They were rude, condescending and at times very unprofessional.Please look elsewhere if you want someone to fight for you and care about your children. This firm does not. They are quick to rush to judgement and were not interested in the true underlying cause of our case. We made a dreadful mistake in hiring this firm and the cost was catastrophic for the children involved.
Posted by Bill
Without going into too many details, I've known Ruth Cate for several years and she's represented us on multiple cases. When we first realized we needed a family court lawyer, my wife and I asked several lawyers we knew for a referral, all of them said "Ruth Cate is THE BEST family court attorney in town". We met with her and immediately decided to have her represent us. Over the next few years, we had her handle everything and couldn't be happier. Ruth did an amazing job of explaining our case, clearly, in terms we could understand. She let us know exactly what the best case and worst case scenarios were along with what we could likely expect. She helped us understand our options and worked with us to plan out a strategy. In every instance, we've prevailed and she beat even our best expectations. She cares about her clients and is always a consummate professional. She's as honest as someone can be and is as smart as she is detail oriented. Her staff, from her paralegal to the other attorneys she has on staff share her professionalism and competence. Ruth is not 'cheap' and family court cases are expensive but the cost of losing is expensive (not to mention stressful) and the peace of mind you get from having some like Ruth represent you is priceless. We've used her on multiple occasions and always had a great outcome and I'd blindly recommend her and her staff to anyone.