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Ruth L. Vernier

Family Attorney at The Woodlands, TX

4.9   88 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 23 years
    Michigan - MI 28 years
    New York - NY 39 years
    Ohio - OH 40 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Ruth

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PASSIONATE, ZEALOUS TOP HOUSTON LAWYER

With over 30 years of combined experience, the lawyers at Vernier & Associates PLLC of The Woodlands, Texas, are dedicated to offering zealous, full-service representation in family law cases.

When it comes to your family and legal issues, you need experienced, competent attorneys possessing a keen awareness of your sensitive situation. With a high level of integrity and passion, Ruth Lavada Vernier approach each case with a thorough understanding of family law. Our lawyers are people oriented, giving special attention to the complexities within your case.

Our family law firm, serving the cities of The Woodlands, Houston, spring, Conroe and across the state, is staffed with some of the most experienced paralegals in the state that are very familiar with family law matters. We also feature a network of highly skilled accountants, appraisers, investigators and mental health professionals.

We are well versed in the intricacies involving all aspects of the law affecting families, including high net worth divorce, divorce involving professional practices and family businesses, child custody and visitation, child support, complex property division, pension plans, IRAs, 401(k) plans, alimony and spousal support, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, marital torts, family violence and protective orders, grandparents' rights, paternity and parent-child relationship, termination of parental rights, adoption and mediation. Vernier & Associates PLLC is also one of the few law firms containing the experience and knowledge needed to handle cases involving the Hague Convention on international child abduction.

Ruth Lavada Vernier was listed in the Top Family Lawyers in H Texas Magazine in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011. Additionally, Ruth Lavada Vernier is a certified mediator and negotiator.

Please call for more information. We have a 24-hour live answering service and we make appointments upon request. We also offer translation services and we accept all major credit cards.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2012
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 4 ...

Location

VERNIER & ASSOCIATES, PLLC
2441 High Timbers Suite 110
The Woodlands, TX, 77380-1053

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  88 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Lidia | December 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
From the initial consultation to the resolution, the expertise and diligence were evident. Their availability to address my concerns, explain legal intricacies, and guide me through each step showcased a level of professionalism that exceeded my expectations. Their empathetic approach and genuine concern for my well-being made a significant impact, providing much-needed reassurance. I am truly grateful for the dedication this office exhibited in securing the best possible outcome for my case. I wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone in need of a skilled and compassionate attorney. 
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Posted by Jesse | December 12, 2023
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Red Dragon
Ruth took my case in December 2021 and we won the final battle December 7th 2023. She is definitely worth her weight in GOLD. I highly recommend her and wouldn't blink if i needed her service again. She takes charge and when she speaks in court the opposition even cringes because she knows what she talking about and always pushes to get her point across. She is the Red Dragon "Drogan " from Games of Thrones . You need the best, Call Ruth Vernier
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Posted by Krystle | December 7, 2023
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Made the divorce easier
Ruth and her associates are amazing. They were very helpful in walking us through the process and made getting a divorce easy.
Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2023
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Quick results
Everyone here has been so kind and easy to work with. They were able to answer all of my questions and were available anytime I needed them. I was able to modify my child custody while obtaining emergency custody of my daughter in the meantime. I really appreciate their swift and caring action in helping me with this. I could not be happier with the outcome!
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Posted by Robin | November 7, 2023
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Amazing
Ruth is amazing!! I recommend her and her team. They were always prompt in answering my questions and I received fabulous representation
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2023
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The best!
Mrs. Vernier was recommended to me by a friend and I am glad they did. Mrs. Vernier and her office associates and staff are extremely professional. They ensured I always felt welcomed! I felt prepared and taken care during every step of my divorce process. Vernier gets the job done!
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2023
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A fighter
Ruth and her entire team are amazing. She took on my very complex 3 year custody fight and resolved it within a few months. She has the complete respect of the judges and a commanding presence in the courtroom. The opposing attorney and my ex were doing his best to run up my legal bills by filing monthly (or more) motions with the court. She put an end to all of the games they were playing and got the courts to see that my ex was using the courts to continue to control and abuse me after the divorce was final. I HIGHLY recommend her!
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Posted by Lauren | July 14, 2023
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Highly Recommend
I highly recommend Vernier & Associates. They care for their clients and are efficient and thorough with their work. The team's experience and expertise was an asset to my case.
Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2023
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Professional
Everyone in this firm was very patient and dedicated to assisting when I had questions. I was pleased with how hardworking and diligently they worked on my case.
Posted by Adam | April 13, 2023
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High quality attorneys
I had a very good experience with Vernier and Associates. Tenille Duncan is a top notch attorney and I'm glad she was the attorney on my case. One of the better law firms in the Houston area for sure.
Posted by Heedar | February 14, 2023
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Mrs. Ruth Vernier is simply the best
Mrs. Vernier and her team helped guide me through a complex case to my complete satisfaction. Top to bottom her team is professional and tenacious.
Posted by Bruce | January 10, 2023
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Child Custody
I would highly recommend Vernier & Associates PLLC! Very helpful and extremely understanding in every aspect of my case. The staff is very professional, friendly and communicative as well as swift in getting things done. For anyone looking for a highly rated family law firm, Vernier & Associates PLLC is the place to go!
Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2022
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Dependable Law Firm
From the moment I walked into Vernier & Associates it was a very welcoming environment and the front office staff was very helpful. Unlike many law firms they were highly efficient with communication which was very important to us. Their office staff was friendly, helpful and understood our needs. Our lawyer was very thorough and continued to review our documents through out the case from the opposing counsel to ensure they were correct and met our needs. High quality service and they had the best interest of our case in mind.
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Posted by Krysta | October 20, 2022
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Highly Reccomended
I was recommended to Mrs. Vernier's office for my divorce. I needed the best help and I needed it quickly, after my consultation with out hesitation her office did all the right and necessary things to ensure my needs were met. I would not hesitate to recommend any family or friends here. The help and support they offer is unmatched.
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Posted by Don | October 13, 2022
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Thankful
Ruth and her staff, were always very aware of my situation and helped me through a very tough situation with both thoughtfulness and kindness.
Posted by John | October 13, 2022
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A topnotch lawyer
It was a pleasure working with Vernier and Associates. The entire staff is very professional, thorough, knowledgeable, courteous, caring, and have the depth and breath of knowledge and experience to ensure the client receives a fair, just, and precise agreement that is complete and without any loose ends. Tenille was always on point, she knew my case, the specifics, the goals, and did not get things mixed up with other cases she had on her platter. The communication with her, Denise, and Shannon was always kind, clear, and concise … and if I had any questions, they would ensure they were fully answered prior to ending any conversation either over the phone, in person, or email. Vernier and Associates is not the least expensive firm out there …. But always remember … you get what you pay for and I am totally satisfied with the Firm and their exceptional associates that always exceeded expectations.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2022
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THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES OVER!!
Normally I skip over these types of reviews, but when they are so life-impacting, I feel they are necessary. I sued my son's mother for custody due to some very concerning circumstances and issues that were brought to my attention...issues that keep a father up at night and constantly worried. Tenille Duncan happen to take my case and she absolutely wiped the floor with the opposing party/counsel. She didn't wipe the floor because the opposing team was inept, she did so because she and Ruth Vernier and their team are brilliant, know the law and are probably the most professional and sharp attorneys I've ever met. Class act doesn't even properly describe Vernier and Associates. They are angels sent from above, FACT! Potentially saved my son's life.
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2022
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Compassionate attorney in child/parent relationship modification
Ruth Vernier was my 3rd attorney over the last 8 1/2 years. From my first meeting with Ruth, I knew she had a deep care and passion for her clients. She and Brooke did an awesome job representing me and the best interest of my children. Tara Mora was also great in answering my questions and gathering information to prep for trial. Ruth was recommended by one of my previous attorneys whom I trusted would direct me to what I needed in my case. She said I would not be disappointed. I can honestly say, I was not. Today, I finally have closure and peace.
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Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2022
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Great law firm!
Great support from Vernier and Associates with my divorce case. Knowledgeable, communicative and very friendly team. I highly recommend them for anyone needing legal representation.
Posted by Angelo | August 16, 2022
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THE BEST!
As a single father trying to get custody of my son, I had my doubts. So I only wanted the best, and that's when I found Ruth! With the help of Ruth and her team I was able to get custody of my son! Everybody was so helpful and professional, they answered all my questions and kept my mind as ease through the whole process. I couldn't have asked for a better team to represent me.if you are a father and are debating whether to attempt to get custody of your children just call Ruth, trust me it was the best decision I ever made!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-500 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Vernier & Associates PLLC
  • 1983 - Present

Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1983
  • University of Cincinnati
  • B.S. Psychology
  • 1980

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Rotary Club of The Woodlands
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Mamber
  • N/A
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professional
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Gulf Coast Collaborative Law Network
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Alliance of Collaborative Family Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Lawyers for Children
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce
  • Platinum Level, Member
  • 2001 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • TOP HOUSTON ATTORNEY
  • Houston Monthly Magazine
  • 2010
  • TOP HOUSTON ATTORNEY
  • Houston Monthly Magazine
  • 2008
  • TOP HOUSTON ATTORNEY
  • Houston Monthly Magazine
  • 2007
  • TOP HOUSTON ATTORNEY
  • Houston Monthly Magazine
  • 2006
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The Woodlands Family Lawyer Ruth L. Vernier
Ruth L. Vernier
Family Attorney
The Woodlands, TX
Licensed for 40 years