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I have been practicing law for over twenty five years, nine years as a deputy prosecuting attorney and eighteen years in private practice, with an emphasis on family law,  probate, estate planning and personal injury. I believe in being accessible to my clients during times of crisis and stress and in working compassionately, and aggressively to protect their rights and their families. I welcome the opportunity to provide you with experienced legal counsel


Practice areas


  1. Family: 35%
    16 years
  2. Probate: 25%
    12 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    19 years
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    19 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 10%
    19 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Kathryn M. Silk

    Ruth is a caring, compassionate, hard working and honest attorney. She is committed to her clients and I strongly recommend her.


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  • William Randall Boyles

    I only worked with Ruth for a short time, but she was fast, friendly, and efficient. I would highly recommend her to someone who needed assistance.


    William Boyles Family Attorney
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Contact info

Ivy Law Group PLLC

5606 14th Ave NW
Suite B
Seattle, WA, 98107


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerIvy Law Group, PLLC2005 - Present
OwnerRuth Emily Vogel, Attorney at Law2000 - 2005
Judge Pro TemKing County District Court, Shoreline Division2000 - 2002
PartnerMitchell & Vogel1996 - 2000
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyLewis County Prosecutor's Office1989 - 1995
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyKing County Prosecutor's Office1987 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Greater Seattle Business AssociationMember1996 - Present
Ballard Chamber of CommerceBoard Member1996 - Present
Ballard Chamber of CommerceMember1995 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
City of Seattle EmployeesEstate Planning2011