Steven C. Ruth

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in St. Petersburg, Florida

The Ruth Law Team
Steven C. Ruth
The Ruth Law Team

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1977

Education: Stetson University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2014, 2016 - 2024

The Ruth Law Team

8600 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702 Visit website


With more than 40 years of experience representing injured clients, managing trial attorney Steven C. Ruth has assisted thousands of families and helped them successfully obtain compensation for injuries or wrongful death due to the negligent conduct of individuals, corporations and other parties. He has conducted jury trials involving auto, truck, car and motorcycle accidents, as well as defective products, nursing home neglect, elder abuse and medical malpractice. His law firm, The Ruth Law Team, serves clients throughout both Florida and Minnesota.

A graduate of Dickinson College and Stetson University College of Law, Mr. Ruth is licensed to practice law in Florida and Minnesota and admitted to practice in the Federal Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the Federal 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court and the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Mr. Ruth is rated AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell for his legal skills and ethics. He is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Florida Justice Association and the American Association for Justice. In addition, he was named one of the Top Trial Lawyers in America.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1977, Florida

Professional Webpage:

Firm News (Newsletters):
  • Top Trial Lawyers in America
  • "AV rating" by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyer for 3 years
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Member, The Florida Bar Association
  • Member, Florida Justice Association
  • Member, St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Member, Manatee County Bar Association
  • Member, Clearwater Bar Association
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Federal
  • Member, Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Florida
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • Member, The Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Member, Pasco County Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • Stetson University College of Law., 1976
  • Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, B.A. in History & Political Science, 1973
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Gulf Coast Legal Services - This non-profit organization aims to serve the legal needs of vulnerable families, individuals and families. GLS provides legal services to those who lack basic yet critical human needs such as food, shelter, healthcare, income or safety. Each year we make a donation to help ensure Gulf Coast Legal Services can continue to help those in need in our Tampa Bay community., 2018
  • Toys for Tots - Pinellas County toy drive in partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps, 2018
  • Teaming up with Teachers - Monthly awared for Pinellas county educators., 2018
  • Justice Certified Award for sustained support of the Justice for All campaign since 1994, benefiting Gulfcoast Legal Services , 2011
Industry Groups:
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Steven Ruth has achieved great success in his over 30 years of practicing law. He has settled countless cases and obtained million dollar plus verdicts. He is a stong leader, an excellent attorney, and a staple in the legal community and Tampa Bay area. He would be a valuable addition to the list of Super Lawyers. His knowledge, guidance, and intelligence is exemplified in his legal work and his work in the community.”

Office location for Steven C. Ruth

8600 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702

Phone: 888-624-7408


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2014, 2016 - 2024

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