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Elisabeth Ruff

Personal injury Attorney at Everett, WA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Elisabeth Forsyth

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  • Licensed for 7 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2016
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Elisabeth

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I joined Adler Giersch in March of 2022, following nearly five years as a prosecutor with the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office where I was an advocate for crime victims. As an attorney with Adler Giersch, I am dedicated to helping achieve civil justice for victims of other people’s negligence. I have extensive courtroom experience, having completed over 30 jury trials on cases ranging from drunk driving to murder. Along with the amazing co-counsel at Adler Giersch, I am dedicated to ensuring that every client is treated fairly and that their case gets the attention it deserves.


Adler Giersch PS
4204 Colby Avenue
Everett, WA, 98203


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Posted by Jordyn | April 15, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wholeheartedly Recommend Elisabeth!
From the moment I was recommended to Adler Giersch Personal Injury Law by someone I trust, I knew I was in good hands. Reflecting on my journey, I can confidently say that my only regret is not reaching out to them sooner in the process of dealing with my personal injury claim. My journey began with a car accident that left me grappling with lingering pain and injury for nearly three years. Initially, I felt confident in navigating the complexities of the claim process alone, buoyed by trust in my car insurance company. However, as time passed, it became increasingly apparent that my health and recovery were not their top priorities. The stress of managing doctor appointments and negotiating with insurance companies became overwhelming. Enter Richard Adler and his exceptional team. From the moment I consulted with them, I felt a profound sense of relief and support. Richard, recommended to me by a trusted source, ensured that I felt heard and understood. He seamlessly connected me with the dynamic legal duo of Arthur Leritz and Elisabeth Ruff. Arthur's professionalism and expertise were evident from our first interaction. He not only validated the severity of my injury but also instilled in me the confidence to pursue the closure of my claim while prioritizing my health. Elisabeth's meticulous attention to detail and genuine warmth made me feel truly cared for throughout the process. Their combined efforts allowed me to focus on my recovery while they adeptly handled communication with both insurance companies. The Settlement Letter they prepared was a testament to their dedication and expertise. It encapsulated three years of challenges and setbacks, empowering me as I prepared to move forward from the accident. The strength and professionalism exhibited by the entire team at Adler Giersch were instrumental in reaching a settlement and reclaiming hope for the future. I am forever grateful to Richard, Arthur, Elisabeth, and the entire team at Adler Giersch for their unwavering support and advocacy. I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone in need of legal assistance in personal injury cases. Their commitment to their clients' well-being is unparalleled, and I cannot thank them enough for helping me navigate through a challenging time with grace and integrity.
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Posted by Padideh | December 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Legal Support: A Stress-Free Experience After My Accident
Last year, I was involved in a car accident and enlisted the help of Elisabeth and the legal team she is working in. Their responsiveness and quick handling of all my inquiries were impressive. As someone unfamiliar with legalities and my rights, they guided me through the process, addressing my questions with a friendly demeanor. They managed the case exceptionally well, making the experience positive. I am delighted to have worked with them and wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone uncertain about where to turn in the event of accidents.
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Posted by Taryn | December 15, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Experienced Trial Attorney with Thoughtful Judgment
Elisabeth and I have consulted with each other in a professional capacity for multiple years. She is attentive, detail-oriented, and realistic in her approach. She is an experienced litigator and her judgment in assessing cases and presenting them in a courtroom is excellent.


  • Contingency 33%-33%


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Adler Giersch
  • 2022 - Present
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2017 - 2021


  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • Whitman College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • 2010


  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • CLE Committee
  • 2022 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present


Speaking Engagements

  • Whiplash, Spinal Trauma, and the Person Injury Case Seminar
  • Effective Medical-Legal-Insurance Documentation of Symptoms for Treatment and Re-Exams
  • 2024

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Personal injury Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I strongly endorse this attorney. Elisabeth is whip-smart, and does not hesitate to dive in to any legal challenge with tenacity, drive and skill. Elisabeth has a gift in her ability to balance preparation, her strong moral compass, compassion and humor in her interactions with clients, opposing counsel, and insurers. Both in and out of the courtroom, you will want Elisabeth on your side."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've had the pleasure of working with Elisabeth since she made the move from criminal prosecutor to client advocate. She is a skilled and gifted attorney who is knowledgeable in the law, driven to excel, and cares deeply for her clients,"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Elisabeth is a smart, experienced and compassionate advocate for her clients. She has a high emotional intelligence and a great sense of humor, which helps her communicate with clients in a way that makes them feel like they're talking to a trusted friend, not a lawyer who is trying to speak above their heads."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have the pleasure of working with Elisabeth. She is extremely smart, patient, and is very kind and understanding to clients. She embodies the mission of compassionate counsel and tough advocacy! She is a true asset here in the office and I fully endorse her. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for legal counsel."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Elisabeth since law school. As her teammate and competitor in school competitions, I can attest to her strong advocacy and legal analysis. In the years since, I have been impressed by her deep compassion for her clients and commitment to making sure they receive the best result possible. If I had a personal injury, I would hire Elisabeth."
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Everett Personal injury Lawyer Elisabeth Ruff
Elisabeth Ruff
Personal injury Attorney
Everett, WA
Licensed for 7 years
Virtual consultation available