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Steven Carroll Ruth

also known as Steve Ruth

About me

Personal Injury Law and defending the rights of the individual has been my passion for over three decades.  Trial lawyers are the last line of defense for many people.  I have had the privldedge of representing thousands of families and we've been successful in obtaining compensation for their injuries due to the negligent conduct of individuals, corporations, and insurance companies. I have won jury trials involving auto, truck, and motorcycle accidents, as well as defective products, elderly abuse, and medical malpractice.



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Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 50%
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
  4. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 10%
  5. Brain Injury: 10%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Christopher Nelson Ligori

    Steven Ruth is a highly experienced and highly regarded trial lawyer. His 30+ years practicing law has earned him the respect and admiration of his peers and clients. He is known for getting the best possible outcome for his clients and truly cares for their well being.


    Christopher Ligori Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Chafica Antoinette Singha

    Steve Ruth is an experienced, hard working attorney. He always goes out of his way to get the best results for his clients. I have had the good fortune to work with him for many years. We have litigated and taken cases to trial in both Florida and in Minnesota. I proudly endorse this lawyer.


    Chafica Singha Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Beltz & Ruth, P.A.

805 Executive Center Drive, Suite 105
St. Petersburg, FL, 33702

842 Raymond Avenue
Suite 200
St. Paul, MN, 55114



MNAuthorized to practice200807/31/2015
FLMember in Good Standing197709/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
American Society of Legal AdvocatesAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Milion Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Justice Certified AwardGulfcoast Legal Services2011
Board Certified - Civil TrialFlorida Bar1996
Board Certified - Civil TrialFlorida Bar1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerBeltz & Ruth, PA1981 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ramsey County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Minnesota Association for JusticeMember2008 - Present
Pasco County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Manatee County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1982 - Present
Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)Member1978 - Present
Florida BarMember1978 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Dickinson CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1973