Philip J. Ruce

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Stone Arch Law Office, PLLC
Philip J. Ruce
Stone Arch Law Office, PLLC

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 2008

Education: William Mitchell College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018
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Stone Arch Law Office, PLLC

6009 Penn Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419 Visit website


Philip J. Ruce is an attorney and the founder of Stone Arch Law Office, PLLC, in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Mr. Ruce assists individuals and families throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area with their estate planning needs. He has experience with estate administration, probate matters, trusts, wills and other areas of estate planning.

Before practicing law, Mr. Ruce worked as a professional trustee and spent several years working in the financial services industry. Mr. Ruce is the author of numerous articles on trust and estate planning topics and has had his materials published by educational institutions around the country. Some of these publications include the Drake Law Review, the Gonzaga Law Review, the Quinnipiac Law Review, and the South Texas Law Review. His work has also been featured in the real property, trust and estate law journal published by the American Bar Association.

Mr. Ruce holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and a master of laws degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. He earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law and has been admitted to practice law in Minnesota since 2008. He also holds a law license in South Dakota.

Enthusiastic about volunteering his time to causes he cares about, Mr. Ruce is a member of the advisory board for Minneapolis Animal Care & Control and serves for a variety of other Minneapolis based animal rescue groups. In addition, he provides legal services to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Practice areas

Estate Planning & Probate

Focus areas

Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

  • 100% Estate Planning & Probate

First Admitted: 2008, Minnesota

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Minneapolis Animal Care and Control, Advisory Board Member
Educational Background:
  • William Mitchell College of Law, JD, 2008
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, LLM, 2012
  • University of Minnesota, B.A.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar, 2008
  • South Dakota State Bar, 2020

Office location for Philip J. Ruce

6009 Penn Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Phone: 612-345-7496


5 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018

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