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Ruth Goldner, Esq.

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Ruth Goldner, Esq. is a licensed attorney and member of the State Bar of Michigan. She earned a bachelor’s degree, with honors, in International Relations, from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and a juris doctor, cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School. While a student, she earned a number of leadership awards and was named the Women Lawyers of Michigan Foundation Outstanding Female Law Student of the Year. After obtaining her license to practice law, Ms. Goldner practiced at two award-winning insurance defense firms, where she worked as a trial attorney and focused on personal injury litigation, insurance law, fraud litigation, and appeals. Inspired by her passion to work with individuals to find solutions to family conflicts, Ms. Goldner co-founded Goldner Deeg PLLC.

 

Ms. Goldner is a seven-time recipient of the Rising Star award by SuperLawyers, received annually from 2013-2020 (an award based on peer review and extended to less than 2.5% of attorneys practicing in Michigan). She is a regular contributor to the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and participates in a number of legal and professional organizations, including the Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She serves as Past President of the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Business Women's Network, for which she won the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year award in 2020.

In addition to her busy career as an attorney, entrepreneur, and mentor, Ms. Goldner is a wife and mother and is grateful for her community of family and friends. In her spare time, Ms. Goldner enjoys arts and crafts, a good cup of coffee, and science fiction.

 

Bar Admissions
  • Michigan

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan (federal)

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan (federal)

 

Education
  • Wayne State University Law School, Juris Doctor, cum laude

    • ​Honors: Dean's Scholar Award

    • Honors: Moot Court - Arthur Neef Competition Champion

    • Honors: John J. Gibbons Tournament quarterfinalist

    • Honors: Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Outstanding Female Law Student Award

    • Honors: Boaz Siegel Award

 

  • University of Michigan-Dearborn, Bachelor's of Arts, with distinction

    • Major: International Relations; Minor: Women's & Gender Studies

    • Honors: Chancellor's Scholarship (full academic scholarship)

    • Honors: Emerging Student Leader Award

    • Honors: Synergy Leadership Award

 

  • The Institute of Spanish Studies (Valencia, Spain)

 

  • SCAO Civil Mediation Training and Internship

  • Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan Basic & Advanced Trainings

  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education Certificate Recipient:

    • Family Law Certificate Program

    • Custody, Parenting Time, and Support Through Judgment Certificate

    • Postjudgment Custody, Parenting Time, and Support

 

Professional Associations and Memberships
  • State Bar of Michigan, Member of the Family Law Section

  • Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education Family Law Advisory Board

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

  • Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan

  • Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage

  • Oakland County Bar Association

  • Oakland County Bar Association Foundation, Fellow

  • Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce

  • Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Business Women's Network, Past President, formerly President and President-Elect

  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International

Publications and Speaking Engagements
  • Michigan Family Law, Eighth Edition, Contributing Author, published by the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2020

  • Demonstration: Collaborative Divorce, Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education Webinar, 2020

  • Drafting Family Law Documents, Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education Live Seminar, 2018

  • Custody, Parenting Time, and Support Through Judgment, Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education Certificate Program Presenter, 2018

  • Core Concepts Moderator and Handling the Parenting Time Case Presenter, Annual Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education Family Law Institute, 2018

  • Oakland County Circuit-Probate Court Bench/Bar Conference Panel, 2017

  • Divorce Cases with International Issues, Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education Webinar, 2017

  • Michigan Courts 101, Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education Webinar, 2017

  • Start Your Case: Complaint, Summons, and Service, Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education Webinar, 2017

  • Enforcing Child Support, Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education Webinar, 2016

  • The Intersection of Psychology and Family Law: Considerations for a Clinical Practice, The Michigan School of Psychology Didactic Training, 2015

  • Introduction to Family Law for Practicing Psychologists, The Michigan School of Psychology Consortium Training, 2015

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