Ruth focuses much of her practice on adoption law; representing both birth parents and adoptive parents in adoption proceedings and throughout the adoption process. Ruth also concentrates some of her practice in the areas of complex civil litigation and commercial litigation. Her extensive experience includes a variety of commercial defense work, ranging from premises liability to commercial insurance coverage as well as employer representation in mediations and workers’ compensation claims.

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Ruth T. Kelly

(513) 632-0300

201 East Fifth St., Suite 1420
Cincinnati, OH 45402

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Adoption Law


Complex Civil Litigation

Commercial Litigation


White Collar Criminal Law

State of Ohio


Commonwealth of Kentucky

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Kentucky Bar Association


Ohio State Bar Association

Northern Kentucky Bar Association


Federal Bar Association

Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law, Law Review, 2004

Ohio Wesleyan University, Cum Laude, Economics and Spanish, 2000

Pregnancy Center East, Inc. Board Member (2008-2014)


Eden Center, Inc. Board Member (2013-2018)


Eve Center, LLC Board Member (2016-present)

2015 Dress for Success Fashion Show and Luncheon Committee Member


2016 Cincinnati Art Museum Gala Committee Member


2018 Cincinnati Art Museum Gala Committee Member

“Of Innocents and Offenders: A Survey of Children’s Law in Kentucky” Northern Kentucky Law Review (2003)


Co-Presenter, 2017 Ohio Adoption Law Roundtable, “Amicus Briefs – A to Z”


Presenter, 2018 Ohio Adoption Law Roundtable, “Sibling Rights”