Mrs. Ruble's practice areas include family law, divorce, separation, custody, child support, legitimation, family violence, and Depedancy/DFCS actions. Her practice areas include both family law matters and business litigation. Charlotte became interested in family law based on a guardianship action for her niece and nephew prior to law school. This exposure to the Family Law Court system launched empathy for individuals going through family transitions. Charlotte also finds that her business background is frequently used to analyze the financial transitions that occur in family law cases, helping her strategically advise clients to prepare for their financial future.
Charlotte began practicing law with the Chair of the Family Law Section of the Georgia Bar. The Family Law section of the Georgia Bar is a professional organization associated with the lawyer licensing board in Georgia. Mentored by the chair for nearly two years, Charlotte gained extensive litigation experience in family law. This litigation experience coupled with her internship in the Superior Court of Cherokee County with Judge Ellen McElyea has provided countless hours of family law arguments, strategies, and knowledge in this field.
Mrs. Ruble handles a broad range of family law cases including divorce, separation, custody, child support, legitimation, family violence actions, and Dependancy/DFCS actions. Modification actions and contempt proceedings are also part of her practice area. Mrs. Ruble advocates for her clients' interests in a cost effective approach. Clients are not only advised on the legal issues in their case, but also cost effective strategies for their case. This includes advisement on courses of action and the financial considerations for those actions. Mrs. Ruble strongly believes that parties should try to resolve matters in a collaborative fashion whenever possible, however, she understands that there are times when it is necessary and appropriate to use her litigation background as a strategic advantage for clients..
General Background and Education
Mrs. Ruble was born in New Orleans, Lousiana. Her family moved to Cherokee County, Georgia in 1989. Her father was a officer in the United States Navy. Her family has been involved in the Cherokee County community for almost 30 years.
Mrs. Ruble attended Georgia State University earning a Bachelor's in Spanish and a Bachelor's in German. While in college, Mrs. Ruble attended many international languages programs abroad through the University System of Georgia including programs with Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia. These programs provided colleagate courses in Germany, Mexico, and a series of Arbitration courts in the European Union. Mrs. Ruble then continued her education at Georgia State University earning a specialized Master's Degree in International Business. Charlotte focused her Master's degree on law and finance comparing the practice of law in the United States to other countries.
Mrs. Ruble worked for the Foreign Commerical Service sector of the United State Government at the American Consulate in Munich, Germany in 2008. She then decided to transition her passion for law into a more domestic setting attending Mercer University School of Law. In addition to the rigors of a law school curriculum, Mrs. Ruble interned with Judge Ellen McElyea in the Superior Court of Cherokee County and then worked as a law clerk for Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn, & Dial for two years while finishing law school.
At Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn, & Dial, Mrs. Ruble gained litigation experience working on large scale insurance defense cases in areas including premise liability, medical malpratice, breach of contract, and trucking accidents. While she thoroughly enjoyed the court room side of this practice area, Mrs. Ruble felt that the human component and connection with clients was an essential and the most rewarding part of being a lawyer.
Mrs. Ruble went to work in the area of Family Law for the Chair of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia after graduating law school. She joined Meriwether & Tharp in 2013. Mrs. Ruble was on the Board of the Forsyth County Bar Association from 2014 to 2017. She was President of the Forsyth County Bar Association from 2016 to 2017.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2011||09/24/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top 40 under 40||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Attorney||Meriwether & Tharp, LLC||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles||2011 - 2013|
|Law Clerk||Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial||2010 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Forsyth County Bar Assocation||President||2016 - Present|
|Forsyth County Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Forsyth County Bar Association||Vice President||2015 - 2016|
|Forsyth County Bar Association||Secretary||2014 - 2015|
|Cherokee County Bar Association||Member||2013 - 2014|
|Hall County Chamber of Commerce||Member||2011 - 2012|
|Junior League of Hall County||Member||2011 - 2012|
|Meriwether & Tharp||Same Sex Marriage||2014|
|Mercer University-W. George L.S.||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|Georgia State University||Masters of International Business||2008|
|Georgia State University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
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