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Charlotte Rose Ruble

Divorce and separation Attorney at Johns Creek, GA

4.8   33 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Charlotte

Learn Charlotte’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    70%
    Divorce and Separation actions for families with and without minor children, assets, and debts

  2. Child custody
    10%
    Initial determination of custody and modification of prior custody orders

  3. Child support
    10%
    Initial determination of child support and modification of prior child support orders

  4. Family
    10%
    Including Divorce, separation, Family Violence, child custody, child support, Legitimation, and modification of prior family orders.

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.

 

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Posted by Mary | January 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Rock Star of lawyers
I was living in Arizona and was unexpectedly divorcing following a 35-year marriage. I had no idea who to hire since I had moved from Georgia and ultimately chose Charlotte Ruble after reading several reviews. What should've been an 'easy' divorce turned into a living nightmare when my soon-to-be X thought he was entitled to 100% of what we had built. I hit the jackpot with Charlotte and her team. It took almost two years but her savvy knowledge with numbers and the law ultimately prevailed. There were times when I wanted to give up, but her compassion kept me on track and my ultimate goal was accomplished. For anyone having a 'shady' spouse, Charlotte will find solutions and hire the right people to advice on illegal activities. Thank you, Charlotte, for pretty much saving my sanity and getting me back to living.
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Posted by Dave | November 19, 2019
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OUTSTANDING
Charlotte was incredible. She was highly professional, yet friendly. Her preparation was impeccable. And her presentation in court was masterful. If you are looking for an outstanding attorney, look no more.
Posted by Insha | August 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
You need her in your corner
Charlotte and her team are fantastic pros. They handled my case very well and got things done. Charlotte is always great about responding to emails and phone calls. Ask a question and you will have an answer very quickly. If you are at the point in life that you are having to read this. Think no further. Call Charlotte and get the process started.
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Posted by Matt | August 7, 2019
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Highly Recommend
Charlotte worked on a difficult child custody case for me and I couldn't have been happier with the service, professionalism, and results! Great job!
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Good Choice to Hire Charlotte
I am posting this review without using my full name due to the sensitive nature of the topic. Charlotte, Lily, and team did a thorough and fantastic job helping me navigate through a complicated non-typical situation. They were extremely responsive when I needed to meet, thorough in their research of the law applying to my case, and aggressive in their advocacy on my behalf. Charlotte, Lily, and team also were knowledgeable about specific judges and precedents in the local court system, which gave them an edge over other attorneys. I strongly recommend hiring them, especially for cases that are more difficult than usual or cases that are urgent.
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Posted by Janine | December 6, 2018
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Outstanding Attorney
Becoming a client of Meriwether and Tharp has been a great blessing! Life doesn’t always take you on the road well-traveled and I recently found myself traveling in unfamiliar territory; single and pregnant. I became a client of Charlotte Ruble during my pregnancy so that we could begin a child support order for my newborn as soon as possible. Although she was unable to begin proceedings until my daughter was born, Charlotte and her team often checked in to see how my pregnancy was going. Her calm and empathetic mannerism coupled with some humor, made it easy to develop a positive attorney-client relationship. Charlotte worked closely with Lauren Zaki and Andrea Palmer, who worked diligently on my case and always communicated with me clearly and quickly. These women always treated my case with fidelity; updating me on a consistent basis. Their communication was so thorough that I received answers to questions before I was able to ask them and they were always available to listen if I had worries and concerns. Even though these women had many other cases, they made me feel like I was of the upmost importance to them which took many stresses away and allowed me to focus on my personal life. My daughter was born on August 29th and Charlotte filed for a court date just two days later. I still cannot get over how prompt and quick this whole process was! The short time that it took to have my case completed and finalized from the time it began still shocks me and it’s all due to Charlotte’s precision and attention to detail. I am grateful for her services and recommend Charlotte without any reservation. Thank you to Charlotte, Lauren, and Andrea for your positive impact and dedication to my case!
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Posted by Sathish | November 13, 2018
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Best Attorney in Georgia
I found Charlotte through Avvo.com. My divorce was in New Jersey, and my child custody case was in Georgia. It was a very complicated & difficult legal battle. From day 1 till my case was over, she was always available. She is a very honest and hard working attorney, Also she is extremely intelligent. She advised me on all the right things to do in my case. She worked with me diligently in collecting all the required evidence to bring justice to my case. She fought really hard for me. I had a positive outcome on my case, however even if it had gone the other way, I still could not have asked more than what she did for my case. She is very knowledgeable in all the legal aspects. I cannot thank enough for the help she did to me and my family. Also, I should mention that, she has a solid team (Lauren and Andrea). They are always accessible and they provide all the support needed on a timely basis to address key issues. My advice to anyone who is looking for an attorney in Georgia,..please stop looking and hire Charlotte right away. This will be the best decision you are doing for your case. So, please don't wait. Trust me, she is THE BEST attorney who can represent you.
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Posted by Brad | February 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Charlotte was a great attorney and really seemed to care about me as a person. She was caring and knowledgeable while handling my case.
Posted by Gerald | November 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
I would like to thank Ms Ruble and her team(Andrea Palmer,Lily Briston, and Lauren Zaki) for representing me for my divorce. I could not have gotten through it without their combined efforts. I am deeply appreciative of the level of care and concern they showed me. I lucked out by retaining them .Going through a divorce is an extremely emotional event. The professional and empathetic manner in which they handled my case made the process of going through a divorce easy,painless, and less stressful. "...Divorce doesn't have to hurt". I had an awesome experience with Ms Ruble and her team at M&T. They did a spectacular job. I highly recommend them should you need a divorce attorney. I can not thank them enough for the services they rendered to me. Great thanks to everyone of the team.
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Posted by Dru | November 17, 2017
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EXCELLENT ATTORNEY!!!!!
Divorce is a very unfortunate and painful process for one to endure. Thankfully, I made the wise decision to hire Charlotte Ruble to handle my proceedings early on in the legal process and I couldn't be more pleased with my selection. Charlotte and her attentive paralegal Andrea Palmer and her 2 law clerk Lilly Bristow and Lauren Zaki were with me every step of the way and did a fabulous job of successfully guiding me through the treacherous waters of divorce. Charlotte is extremely knowledgeable, honest, strong, gives great attention to detail; and, is a true advocate for her clients. She represented me in my divorce and child custody; and, I personally couldn't be more pleased. The level of interest and sincerity that was put forth by Charlotte, along with her team, was refreshing and encouraging. She made me feel confident in what the outcome could be with her brutal honesty and friendly direction. I normally don't write reviews, but I feel like divorce and custody battle is an exception. I am a father and have 2 boys and I don't know how to Thank Charlotte Ruble and her team for making this journey a smooth one for me and my boys. She brings a unique skill set to add to her already extensive expertise. Her knowledge and experience have been invaluable to me and my situation. Very important, our case went to bench trial and I was amazed by Charlotte’s litigation skills, her preparation, her opening statement and closing statement were just FABULOUS!!!! Choosing the right attorney that actually genuinely cares about you then Charlotte Ruble and her team is the right choice!!!!! Thank you
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Posted by Jeremy | September 12, 2017
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Charlotte is the Wonder Women of Attorney's in Atlanta
Charlotte leads the way for the new generation of attorney's that understand the new unconventional family and the politics that surrounds some of the good old boy lawyers and judges within more conservative counties. I knew my divorce would be contested. I am a dad of two daughters and my ex wanted 100% custody. Charlotte and I strategized our approach and priorities in my case. She made clear my best case and worst case which allowed me to have a fair sense of expectations. The Ex and I did mediation for 11 hours and we finally arrived on a settlement. So I got to see Charlotte do her lawyer thing for 11 hours and holy smokes -- it was amazing. She was so sharp and prepared with the counters and she gave solid arguments for why the opposing party was being unreasonable. Charlotte remained calm, collected and cool for the entire time. She could have kept at it for another 24 hours. The best thing about Charlotte besides her expertise knowledge about family law is that she has empathy. Empathy combined with expertise is a powerful combination which is why I called her the Wonder Women and why Forsyth County Bar association named her vice president. I got what I wanted which was a fair and reasonable child custody and was kept informed during the entire process. In fact Charlotte's paralegal, Andrea R. Palmer, is another super hero. Both of them can do damage and get the job done. So quit looking around for attorney's. Hired Charlotte's team.
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Posted by Doreen | August 14, 2017
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High conflict divorce
Charlotte took on my high conflict divorce with warmth and compassion. She always carefully explained all my options and the pros and cons for each. While giving me her recommendation, she always left the final decision in my hands. I felt confident that I was making informed decisions and I knew what to expect.
Posted by Lee | August 9, 2017
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Phone consultation
I spent the better part of 1-hour on the phone speaking with Ms. Ruble about the horrors of my divorce case. As a father, the law is not kindly tilted in my (our) favor, yet Ms. Ruble listened with empathy and spoke candidly of the best approaches for success in-court. She patiently answered my questions concerning child custody and child support modification. I feel she is not a lawyer seeking a retainer only to present the basis arguments in-court and then onto the next case. It is my belief her objective is to obtain a fair, just, and equitable judgment for all clients, even fathers.
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Posted by Adam | August 9, 2017
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Father who needed help.
I’m a single dad fighting a three year long custody battle. I have seen every negative family law cliché you can imagine. I wish I had gone with Charlotte first. She was exceptionally knowledgeable and ready to work with me, considering my financial disadvantages. I highly recommend her for any other father’s out there.
Posted by Mitchell Pinson | July 6, 2017
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Awesome Team
While going through my divorce and becoming very frustrated with my initial counsel from another firm, I reached out to Meriwether & Tharp. I was put in contact with Mrs. Charlotte Ruble and was elated at the professionalism in our conversation. Mrs. Ruble allowed me to go over all of the details leading up to my contacting her and she advised me of my options to move forward. My divorce was a very long process but I always had confidence in the team I had in my corner with Mrs.. Ruble. She was always only a phone call away. Mrs. Ruble was very diligent in even the small details of my final settlement agreement and always had my best interest in mind. I find myself going back over the settlement weeks later and I'm still surprised to see some of the details she included. If any of my family and friends are ever faced with the unfortunate divorce situation, I will strongly recommend Mrs. Ruble and the rest of her team.
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Posted by Jennifer | March 17, 2017
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Charlotte Ruble - knowledge of the law and tenacity
I first met with Charlotte VERY unsure of what my future held. Not only the next day, but the next year, and the next 10 yrs. It was a stressful time with the uncertainty. Charlotte reassured me from the beginning and then backed it up with her tenacity and expertise that left me in better shape (mentally, physically, financially) after the divorce than any time during my lengthy marriage. Her paralegal Andrea Palmer seemed to always be a step ahead of me and her communication was timely and much appreciated. I was treated professionally and respectfully by every staff member in their office from the receptionist and the individual that handled billing to the other attorneys and partners. I was referred to the firm in general, but was assigned to Charlotte. While she did consult with one of the other partners on one of my issues, I am thankful that the day I called, it was Charlotte that I was directed to. Life is better now than I ever imagined it could be.
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Posted by Rod | January 10, 2017
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One of the best in action!
Charlotte and her team were top notch, attentive and extremely detailed oriented from the beginning. I also have to mention her paralegal by name (Andrea Palmer), as they listened and provided options throughout the entire process. Charlotte and Andrea absolutely made this trying time manageable. My case didn't settle, and I must say that the court execution was extremely impressive. M&T and Charlotte have the highest marks from me and my experience with them.
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Posted by Ben | September 20, 2016
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Charlotte Ruble
I contacted Meriwether & Tharp for a divorce and Charlotte Ruble was assigned to my case. I had a consultation with Charlotte in her office and immediately liked her and felt comfortable with how she conducts her business. Though I never completed the divorce, never saw her in action in court and chose to work on the marriage, I worked with Charlotte and her Paralegal Andrea for over 6 months and would still recommend this team to anyone seeking a divorce.
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Posted by Chris | July 2, 2016
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Excellent and Delightful Attorney
Charlotte Ruble and her paralegal Andrea Palmer represented me in my divorce. Both Charlotte and Andrea were compassionate, reachable, and professional. It was so comforting to know that I could call or email them and always get a prompt response. Charlotte also guided me through the financial decisions in my divorce, but she listened to my goals and helped achieve those and then some. She presented issues clearly and in down to earth manner. I could not have asked for a better divorce attorney. I am truly grateful to Charlotte and Andrea. I highly recommend them to anyone that finds themselves in need of a divorce attorney that is reasonable, compassionate, professional, and such delightful to work with.
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2016
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Child Custody - Highly Recommended!
MT Law recently represented me in a child custody proceeding. The experience was top notch! I have never sought counsel in the past but Charlotte Ruble and her paralegal Andrea Palmer were incredibly understanding and took the time to explain how the proceedings would work while helping to assuage my fears and emotions. Charlotte kept our conversations focused and meaningful to maximize our time. She was an absolute pro in and out of the courtroom. I am forever grateful that my daughter now safely resides with me and wish to express my gratitude towards both of them. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Highly Recommended!
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Meriwether & Tharp, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial
  • 2010 - 2011

Education

  • 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

Associations

  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014

Publications

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Given (20)
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Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mrs. Ruble is one of the most intelligent women I have had the pleasure of meeting. Mrs. Ruble has an unmatched mastery of the complexities of family law. Her knowledge and advocacy make her a powerful advocate. I would recommend her to friends, family, or anyone kind enough to listen."
Family Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Charlotte is an excellent attorney and zealous advocate for her clients. I am consistently impressed with both her knowledge of the most recent developments in family law and her dedication to achieving the best results possible for her clients. I would strongly recommend Charlotte to handle any family law matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Charlotte is a knowledgeable, passionate and zealous advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Charlotte and I have worked on the same team for several months, and I find her to be very driven and a passionate advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Charlotte is a passionate, caring, and zealous advocate for her clients. I would recommend her without reservation."
Family Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Charlotte is hard-working and always prepared. She is dedicated to obtaining positive results for her clients, and is very knowledgeable about family law. I highly recommend Charlotte."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Charlotte is a highly skilled litigator. She is always well versed in the law and always prepared."
Family Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlotte is an extremely dedicated, tenacious, and hard-working attorney. I highly endorse Charlotte to anyone seeking exceptional representation."
Family Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Other
"Charlotte successfully balances strong litigation skills with a deep desire to resolve matters through settlement negotiation. She is passionate about her work, determined in her zealous representation of clients, and well prepared to obtain the best results for her clients. I strongly recommend her to anyone looking for strong and compassionate representation in any family law related matter."
Family Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Charlotte is a knowledgable attorney who zealously advocates for her clients and yet maintains her professionalism. She cares about her cases, and I highly endorse her."
Family Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Charlotte is truly a professional. I am amazed by her ability to recall from memory the details of her clients’ cases and the relevant law that applies to their situations. She is committed to serving her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Detail oriented and highly intelligent, Charlotte excels at obtaining cost effective solutions for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Charlotte is one of the most determined and dedicated attorneys I have had the pleasure of working with. She devotes her time to assure each client's outcome is the best it can be. Her strong-will to advocate as well as her knowledge of the law creates successful resolution."
Family Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Charlotte is a dedicated advocate and I am constantly impressed by her devotion to her cases."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Before Charlotte came to work for our team, she was opposing counsel in a case. In the case, she was a zealous advocate, but still knew that she had to maintain her professionalism as a lawyer. All too often, tension between lawyers can drive up the litigation in a case, but Charlotte works to limit that tension for the benefit of her client. Charlotte is a sharp lawyer who knows how and when to take a case to Court. She carefully examines the facts of her client’s case and first works to see if there is a way to resolve the case without litigation. If that fails, she has no problems taking the case before the Judge. She is a team player and knows when to seek out additional support from the other members of her team for the benefit of her client."
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Johns Creek Divorce and separation Lawyer Charlotte Rose Ruble
Charlotte Rose Ruble
Divorce and separation Attorney
Johns Creek, GA
Licensed for 12 years