Get to know Elisabeth K. Ruff
My background & credentials
When asked as kid why I wanted to be an attorney, I would simply say, “to help people.” As an attorney at Adler Giersch, I have the privilege of living that goal every day. I am dedicated to helping our clients through some of the toughest times in their lives with compassion, integrity, and strong advocacy.
I joined Adler Giersch in the spring of 2022 after five years with the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office, where I advocated for victims of serious and violent crimes. As a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, I handled cases from charging to post-conviction and completed over 30 jury trials. My experience in the criminal realm highlighted the need for victims of injustices to have a strong voice speaking on their behalf. The same is absolutely true in the world of civil law when representing a client that has been hurt and is trying to put their lives back together. At Adler Giersch we have the opportunity to ensure that the victims’ voices are heard, so that they not only receive compensation for their injuries but are respected throughout the process.
How I care for my clients
I approach every case with compassion, and the understanding that this process can be stressful, and at times overwhelming. I focus on dealing with the insurance companies so my clients can focus on healing and building back their lives. My goal is to ensure that every client receives the highest level of service and is kept informed about their case from start to finish.
Adler Giersch, specifically Melissa, Richard, Kody, MaryEllen, and Elisabeth, were with us every step of the way throughout the stressful times from the day after my injury to the day of a closure to the case. ... they have become our family, in addition to proving themselves to be the set of people we can always trust and rely on.
When I’m not at work, you can find me…
Spending time with my husband and 2 dogs (Winnie and Oliver) building an off-grid cabin in the woods. We’re almost done with the exterior and are moving on to building the interior! We love exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest with our dogs. When I’m not in the woods you can find me rooting for the Seattle Sounders.