LOUISVILLE DIVORCE AND ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEYS The law intersects with many facets of our lives. Whether it is a family matter, business venture or planning for your or your loved ones’ future, the attorneys at John H. Ruby & Associates are here to help you. We are a full-service Louisville law firm prepared to counsel you in any of the following areas:
Asset Protection Business Law Child Custody Child Support Commercial/Civil Litigation Divorce Elder Law Estate Planning Medicaid Planning Probate
Wills & Trusts Personal Injury Criminal Law Medical Malpractice DUI Traffic Violations As a small firm, we take the time to get to know you and tailor our services specifically to your needs. We are fierce advocates who will ensure your case receives the best possible outcome.
Family Law Matters Our skilled Kentucky attorneys are here to help you through your divorce, child custody, and/or child support case. We understand the difficult emotions associated with these issues, which is why we strive to make the process as easy as possible. You will be treated with empathy and respect while we fight to protect your rights.
Business Representation Whether you are looking to form a business or dissolve one, or just need legal counsel regarding the day-to-day management of your business, our firm can assist you. We have represented large and small companies alike and have resolved disputes between shareholders and business owners. Our firm also has extensive business litigation experience.
Planning for the Future Whether you are planning for your future or that of a loved one, it is never too early to start thinking about your assets and how to protect them. We have helped many people draft their wills and powers of attorneys in addition to representing clients through the probate process. Our firm is also committed to helping the elderly, be it protecting them from abuse or helping them plan for a nursing home or assisted living.
Civil Litigation We have represented clients in all areas of litigation – fraud, slander, defamation, contract disputes, real estate, and more. If you need an experienced litigator, look no further than John H. Ruby & Associates.
Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice
Unfortunately, in life, accidents and injuries can happen at any time. No matter if you are at work or driving to the mall, there is always a chance that you may be involved in an accident that can change your life in an instant. In the event that you were involved in an accident that left you with painful injuries or emotional distress, you may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit. At John H. Ruby & Associates we help people who have been injured in a variety of accidents: Auto Accident Truck Accident
Motorcycle Accident Slip and Fall Dog and Animal Bite Our personal injury attorneys can help with serious injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries Back Injuries Burn Injuries Brain Injuries No two cases are alike, and your case deserves the highly-personalized attention it will receive at our firm. We are offer a free initial consultation and are available by appointment on weekends and evenings. To see how one of our knowledgeable attorneys can help you, contact us today.
KENTUCKY LAWYER JOHN H. RUBY
Mr. Ruby is a Kentucky native where his family has lived for generations. He honed his business acumen while in college at the University of Louisville Business School where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in marketing and a minor in communications. He also was on the Dean’s List and a Dean’s Scholar and also received several academic honors and scholarships. After receiving his undergraduate degree in 1990, Mr. Ruby obtained his law degree from the University of Louisville in 1993 where he was also named to the Dean’s List for his academic performance. After law school, Mr. Ruby was the head of the Estate Planning division at the downtown law firm of O’Koon, Menefee & Gray where he also gained experience handling numerous types of civil litigation. In 1999 he decided to start his own legal practice where he could personally handle his cases and give his clients the attention they deserve. While Mr. Ruby may be considered a jack-of-all-trades in the legal field, his primary focus is on estate planning, probate, business, commercial law and civil litigation, as well as, family law. He frequently lectures on estate planning issues and is a former member of the national non-profit organization Foundation for Personal Financial
Education. Mr. Ruby is proud of the client-centered approach his firm has become known for in the Louisville area. His goal is to provide you with a strong, fearless advocate who will not stop fighting for you until the law provides the best result. Contact him to discuss his legal representation today. Education:
University of Louisville Business School, 1990 University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, 1993
Kentucky Bar Association, 1993 United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 1993 United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 1994 American Bar Association Louisville Bar Association University of Louisville Dean’s List, 1992 University of Louisville Dean’s List, 1993
LOUISVILLE LAWYER LINDA NOLL
Louisville lawyer Linda Noll practices divorce and family law with the law firm of John H. Ruby & Associates. Before arriving in Kentucky, Ms. Noll studied at West Liberty State College in West Virginia; she graduated in 1998 before getting her law degree from the University of Dayton in Ohio. Prior to joining John H. Ruby & Associates, Ms. Noll worked at the Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office for four years. A significant portion of her time there was spent representing minors in juvenile, family and circuit court. Ms. Noll offers clients her legal services in the following areas:
Divorce Maintenance Child Support Child Custody Divorce Mediation
Martial Agreements, including: Pre-nuptial Agreements Post-nuptial Agreements Separation Agreements Emergency Protective Order and Domestic Violence Orders Domestic and Family Relations Juvenile Law
Her extensive practice in the family law arena has equipped Ms. Noll with extraordinary empathy which she shares with every one of her clients. She understands that emotions often run high in domestic matters, and she works hard to ensure the legal process runs as smoothly as possible for you. It takes a special kind of lawyer to handle family law cases – one who exhibits sensitivity and compassion but not at the expense of doing what is fair. Ms. Noll’s experience allows her to provide her clients with the strong advocate they need while never forgetting the person at the center of the legal dispute: you. ContactLinda Noll for your free initial consultation to learn how her services can benefit you. Education:
West Liberty State College University of Dayton School of Law
Kentucky Bar Association, 2003 Ohio Bar Association, 2001
West Liberty State College, Dean’s List West Liberty State College, Student Government Senator Vice President, Pi Sigma Alpha Honorary, 1997, 1998 President, Pi Sigma Alpha Honorary 1996-1997 Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of Executives, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs
LOUISVILLE LAWYER VICTORIA O’GRADY
Victoria O’Grady is a civil litigation attorney with John H. Ruby & Associates. She obtained her Bachelor of Art’s in History from the University of Kentucky. She received her law degree from the University of Louisville. While in law school, Ms. O’Grady received the highest-grade award in Property. She also was a member of the Securities Moot Court team. Ms. O’Grady clerked for the Jefferson County Master Commissioner’s Office and for a small civil litigation firm. After law school, and before joining John H. Ruby & Associates she was the staff attorney for the Hon. Judge Joan Byer in Jefferson County Family Court. Ms. O’Grady focuses her practice on all areas of civil and commercial litigation including business disputes, misrepresentation, contracts, will contests, violations of the Kentucky consumer protection act, etc. Education:
University of Kentucky University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law
Commonwealth of Kentucky Professional Associations: Kentucky Bar Association Louisville Bar Association
LEGAL PRACTICE AREAS
Estate Planning/Probate Wills & Trusts Probate Elder Law Asset Protection Medicaid Planning Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice
Family Law/Divorce Child Custody Child Support Commercial/Civil Litigation Business Law FAQs
A divorce can evoke lots of ill feelings and can bring out the worst in the best people. I am no exception. It’s been great to have an attorney that’s been there already and that can also be a real person. Thanks for your professional counsel, but just as important, your candid personal opinions. I may not have followed all of your advice to the letter, but it was valuable and very much appreciated. I also know the difference between just doing your job and genuinely caring about how things come out. I have seen your human side and I’m impressed. Mr. Ruby,
You are a miracle worker. I did not believe we could settle that case yesterday. Note: This was from the opposing counsel on the case. Mr. Ruby,
I just wanted to say thank you so much. You’re like a super hero or something. Dear Mr. Ruby,
Thank you for facilitating the quick closure of the sale of my sister’s home and for your continued professional advice and assistance. Dear Mr. Ruby,
I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciated your level of involvement in yesterday’s mediation. You managed to find the right balance that many attorneys fail to reach. Thank you for your work in helping the parties reach an agreement. Dear Mr. Ruby,
Thank you again for helping me get through a very difficult time in my life when I was going through a divorce. I’m so glad that I listened to your excellent advise and settled my case on our terms and not those of my ex-husband. Dear Mr. Ruby,
I wanted to just write this note to thank you and your associate for helping me with my case and close the door on my past with my ex-husband. I will be calling you in the future if I am ever in need of any other legal services. Mr. Ruby,
I wanted to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” for all your understanding during our time of hardship. I want you to know how much we both appreciate all that you have done for us. You have really went beyond the call of duty and we are very grateful.
Hello Mr. Ruby,
I came to your office about a week ago for assistance in starting my own business. You inspired me a great deal by helping me to make my dream of my own business a reality. I have a much higher level of confidence now that you set up my business structure and guided me on the best way to proceed. Thank you so much. John Ruby,
Thank you for all of your help and patience in handling my case. I really appreciate all of the hard work that you put in on my case. Have a blessed day. Dear Mr. Ruby,
Thanks so much for helping my parents and I develop an estate plan which takes all of their needs and wishes into account. I thought that getting this done would be a very difficult experience, but you made everything so easy for us and we all appreciate your help and are very grateful to you.
Contact your Louisville Attorneys today at the Law Office of John H. Ruby & Associates.
RESOURCES The following links and resources are provided by the attorneys at John H. Ruby & Associates in Louisville for the benefit of people seeking legal information on estate planning, personal injury, family law, business law and civil litigation in Jefferson and Oldham County, Kentucky. We hope these resources are helpful to you and enable you to find the information you need. Feel free to bookmark this page and use it as your link to valuable information and resources. If you need advice or representation in any of these areas, contact our office for a free consultation.
Estate Planning Resources The American Bar Association has valuable estate planning tips for consumers; see 10 things estate planning can do for you. Also, the ABA has granted limited public access to its member publication on how wills, trusts and estate planning can impact real estate matters. Visit the Probate & Property Magazine Archivehere. Without the right kind of planning, transferring title to a home or other property can result in a hefty capital gains tax. Visit this IRS webpage for information on 1031 LikeKind Exchanges to help you avoid the tax. The Probate Department of the Kentucky Courts processes pleadings and judicial orders that validate wills, appoint executors or administrators, and settle estates. Visit this page for information about the Jefferson County probate court in Louisville, or click here for the Oldham County court in La Grange. Information on guardianship can be found at this page on the Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living website.
Personal Injury Resources The Kentucky Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing provides information and services regarding vehicles titling and registration. For help estimating the value of your vehicle before it was damaged in a Kentucky car accident, visit the websites of the Kelly Blue Book or NADA Guides. For information on texting while driving and other distracted driving, driving safety and vehicle safety, visit Distraction.gov or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If you or a family member ride a motorcycle, you may interested in the Motorcycle Safety Foundation or the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) for information on motorcycle safety and avoiding motorcycle accidents. The AMA website also offers a quick look at Kentucky motorcycle laws. Yield to Life is a valuable resource for motorcycle and bicycle riders, complete with accident advice and safety tips. Victims of truck accidents and their families may want to see the regulationsissued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These rules place limitations on truckersâ€™ maximum hours of service and time behind the wheel; they also place limits on truck size and weight and require trucking companies to conduct regular inspections and maintenance. Truckers and trucking companies out of compliance with these rules may also be negligent and liable for the injuries caused in the truck accident. Another resource for trucking accident victims is the Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER) database, which contains accident histories and safety records of various trucking companies throughout the trucking industry.
Family Law Resources The Kentucky Child Support website has an online child support calculator you can use to estimate the amount of child support which may be ordered in your divorce. Using the calculator will require you to put in income information for both parents as well as certain expenses such as child care and health insurance. The federal Office of Child Support Enforcement works with the state to enforce child support orders or find parents through the Federal Parent Locator Service. You can also visit the Kentucky Child Support website for a variety of child support activities and services, whether you are making or receiving payments.
Business Law/Civil Litigation and Appeals Resources At the website for the Kentucky Secretary of State, you can conduct a business entity name search, file your companyâ€™s annual report, and download important forms. The Secretary maintains a business-friendly Kentucky Business One Stop Portal to put a host of business resources at your fingertips. For tax forms or to register a business, see the Kentucky Department of Revenue. If you are unfamiliar with appellate law, the Kentucky Appellate Practice Handbook can help you understand what can be appealed, how to file a notice of appeal, and the procedure for pursuing or defending an appeal in Kentucky court.
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The law intersects with many facets of our lives. Whether it is a family matter, business venture or planning for your or your loved ones’ f...
Published on Mar 13, 2018
The law intersects with many facets of our lives. Whether it is a family matter, business venture or planning for your or your loved ones’ f...