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Kim Michelle Ruder

Car accident Attorney at Duluth, GA

5.0   11 reviews

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About Kim

Learn Kim’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    20%
    We represent individuals and families that have sustained injuries, including wrongful death as a result of being involved in an automobile accident.

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    We represent individuals and families who have been injured as a result of the fault of others in a variety of incidents.

  3. Trucking accident
    15%
    We represent individuals and families that have sustained injuries, including wrongful death as a result of being involved in an accident involving commercial vehicles including tractor trailers.

  4. Medical malpractice
    10%

  5. Motorcycle accident
    10%

  6. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    10%

  7. Wrongful death
    10%
    We represent individuals and families for catastrophic losses including wrongful death as a result of a large variety of accidents including auto, trucking, construction site, etc.

  8. Slip and fall accident
    5%

Licensed for 22 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Kim

Dermer Appel Ruder LLC
708 Holcomb Bridge Rd
Duluth, GA, 30071

Reviews

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Posted by Melissa | March 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job!
Kim worked hard on my case for 3 years. She is very determined. We ended up winning and getting a nice settlement. She did a great job!
Response from Kim Ruder March 24, 2022
Melissa-It was a pleasure to work with and for you and it was very satisfying to get you the result you deserved after the insurance carrier refused to pay you anything pre-suit. I wish you well.
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life saving finding Kim
I was served with a nonsense lawsuit. Finding Kim was a blessing. She was so awesome throughout the entire process. She explained each step for me so I could understand the legal steps happening. I couldn't have gotten dismissed without her! I highly recommend Kim!!
Posted by Iraz | February 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and tenacious
Working with Kim Ruder has been a great experience from day 1 all the way to the day we settled our case. She sets up an realistic expectation in the beginning, and communicates through out the period even when there are no real updates. Kim is tenacious, detail oriented, professional, knowledgeable, and will work on your best interest. Her team members are as professional and communicative through out the whole time, especially during pandemic which affected the court system hardest than all industry.
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Posted by Jason | January 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Person and Lawyer
I can’t say enough great things about Kim. She included me in the whole process and worked tirelessly on my behalf fighting the insurance companies for the best possible results.
Response from Kim Ruder January 26, 2022
Jason-it was an absolute pleasure working with and for you.
Posted by Crystal | September 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Authenticity and Compassion gets the Job Done
In March 2021, I was rear ended and wasn't sure if I wanted to pursue a case because my previous experience with attorneys were not always pleasant. A friend of mine referred me to DAR Law and my relationship with Kim began. Kim was wonderful from our first meeting. She set the expectation of what the outcome could be then exceeded it. Her compassion and authenticity made it easy to trust her word. Her availability extended me comfort. When I asked questions, she responded within 2 hours. She didn't talk in circles; she spoke plainly to make sure everything was understood. If I ever need another attorney, Kim will be the person I call. Hands down.
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Posted by Gail | July 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
My Attorney
I was injured at work in 2018. The injury attorney I originally hired did nothing to help me. They asked Kim to take over the case. Kom got right on the process as we were getting close to the expiration date for filing. Kim worked very hard to get the best possible settlement for me. Kim kept me informed about the process a progress all along the way. Mine was not a very lucrative settlement but I feel Kim worked as hard for my case as she would for a case that would have yielded a higher settlement. I hope I never have to sue again but if the occasion every arises I will be calling on Kim Ruder.
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great law firm
Kim did a great job and I appreciate everything that she done for me I recommend for anybody to use Kim for case. She work fast and she also kept me informed on the case. I think her so much for getting my case resolved.
Posted by Danielle | February 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definitely recommend
Kim helped me with my case and I couldn’t have chose a better Attorney. She was very direct and stayed in contact with updates along the way. The end result I was very pleased and greatly appreciate Ms. Ruder for all her help!
Posted by Elizabeth | November 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Kim has been a god send since my accident. She laid everything out to me in a way I could understand, answered all of of my never ending questions. She took what had become one of the most stressful and convoluted situations I have dealt with and turned it into a breeze. She came to bat for me and made me feel heard. I could not recommend her enough to anyone who is dealing with a car accident and insurance companies. She tells it to you straight. Her honesty and integrity is of the highest standard.
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Posted by Gloria | July 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Results and Representation
I engaged Kim Ruder to handle my personal injury claim after an accident in 2016. I am thrilled with the results and with my experience working with Kim and the firm. Kim and her team were professional and responsive every step of the way. They kept me informed and were very clear about my options. Kim set reasonable expectations, and then exceeded them. I highly recommend Kim and her team.
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Posted by Nicole | May 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I was LUCKY to have Kim Ruder in my corner!
July 15, 2017 was a horrible day for me...a motorcycle accident left me with a severely broken arm, that needed emergency surgery steel plates, screws and months of rehab. Not only was I in distress physically, but I did not know where to turn legally, until I met Kim Ruder and Daimon Carter, my earthly angels! Kim and Daimon told me to heal and leave the legal stuff to them and I did. They were not only my legal representatives, they became my friends in guiding me through the insurance process from the accident and advising me for my future. Kim and Daimon were always available when I needed to ask a question or had a concern and ensured that I was comfortable with the answer. Once I told my mom how Daimon was able to locate an additional settlement for me, my mom said to me "you have some very smart lawyers on your side." I told her YES you are correct!!!! I have no clue financially where I would be without Kim and Daimon, thank you guys, there are no words that can express my gratitude!!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Dermer Appel Ruder, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Cruser, Mitchell, Novitz, Sanchez, Gaston & Zimet, LLP
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP
  • 2002 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Associations

  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Publications

  • Mercer Law Review
  • Member
  • 2000
  • Mercer Law Review
  • Member
  • 1999
  • Mercer Law Review
  • Member
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Kim
Litigation Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. While handling a case with Kim, I found her to be well-prepared, tough, and responsive. I would welcome the opportunity to work with her again."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Kim Ruder as an expert lawyer in the field of auto accidents and personal injury. Kim is a tireless advocate for her clients and does everything she can to get her clients the result they deserve. I would not hesitate to retain Kim Ruder if I needed representation for a car accident."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As Kim's former partner, I had the pleasure of seeing her approach every case strategically and also aggressively advocate for her clients. An added bonus for personal injury is that she understands the ins and outs of how insurance works. She connects with her clients and she also has a solid reputation with other lawyers in Atlanta and Georgia in general. Highly recommended."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kim is smart, dedicated, and a joy to work with. She works really for her clients and I've seen her get nothing but great results. Highly recommend!"
Litigation Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Kim on numerous cases throughout the years, and in each she has been a tenacious advocate for her client. She is always well-prepared and thorough. On occasion I'll reach out to her for advice and input because I trust her experience and knowledge of the law. She is an excellent lawyer, and I highly recommend her."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kim is a tenacious lawyer and has an excellent ability to understand and simplify medical issues so that the complex medical condition is easily understood. She always puts up a great fight for her clients. I have known Kim for over 18 years and highly recommend her as a Personal Injury attorney."
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