Ruth M. McElroy practices in the areas of Family law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation Rights, Adoptions, Spousal Support, Relocation Cases, Pre- and Post-Marital Agreements, Domestic Violence, Reckless Driving, DUI/DWI, Juvenile Crimes, Misdemeanor Crimes, Traffic Offenses, Debt Collection, Civil and Business Litigation. She also serves the Virginia Court system as a Guardian ad litem. She regularly practices in Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Fauquier County, Clarke County and the City of Winchester.
Admitted to Practice: All Commonwealth of Virginia Courts, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, U.S. Court of Federal Claims and U.S. Court of Appeals.
Education: Regent University School of Law, J.D., cum laude; Pepperdine University School of Business, Malibu, California, MBA, cum laude; Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia, B.A; Economics.
Affiliations: Virginia State Bar, Loudoun County Bar Association, Virginia Women’s Attorney’s Association.
Ms. McElroy came to law after a successful career in business. She worked as a financial analyst and comptroller for Fortune 100 companies on both the East and West Coasts. In 1991 she relocated back to the Washington D.C. area to attend law school where she was a member of the Moot Court Board and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board, winning numerous state and national team competitions and graduated Law School with honors.
After law school, Ms. McElroy was appointed as a Judicial Law Clerk to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and practiced in the areas of vaccine litigation and later in the areas of corporate and non-profit law in the private sector. She is active in the community serving on the boards of Loudoun Habitat for Humanity and several historical preservation and veterans groups. She supports charitable organizations that address veterans issue, domestic violence and suicide prevention.