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Posted on Dec 10, 2018

Attorney Ruth Schneider of RCJ Law appeared on the radio show “What’s Up With Business,” where she discusses her work as a private attorney and nonprofit director. Click to listen to the broadcast!

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Posted on Oct 30, 2018

RCJ Law's Principal Attorney Ruth Schneider was featured in the St. Louis Lawyer magazine for her writing on data privacy. Read the article here:

Posted on Oct 16, 2018

In February, RCJ Law took part in the Pro Bono Challenge hosted by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL). We were represented by principal attorney Ruth Schneider, pictured here. For the 2018 challenge, as of September, RCJ Law is currently in the lead!

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About Us

Principal attorney Ruth Schneider fights hard for her clients and takes pride in successes for families like yours across Illinois and Missouri. 

RCJ is a Family Law firm, handling matters such as 
  • Divorce and separation
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Alimony
  • Adoption
  • Visitation
  • Annulment
  • Division of marital property
  • Parent relocation
  • Reconciliation agreements
  • Pre-nupital or pre-marital agreements
  • Restraining orders
  • Paternity and child-related disputes relating unmarried persons
  • And more

Call us to talk for free about your needs and how RCJ can help.

ABOUT US                                                  

Ruth Schneider, JD, PhD.

Attorney for Illinois and Missouri   

Ruth draws from extensive professional experience and four degrees of higher education in her practice of law. She grew up on a family farm in New Athens, Illinois, graduated from New Athens High School, and attained her Bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University. Soon after, she began an education career as a teacher, principal, and superintendent that included earning Master and Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees from Southern Illinois University.  

Building on her experience as a public educator, Ruth pursued her passion of fighting for area residents and businesses as an attorney. During her Juris Doctorate (JD) education at Southern Illinois University, Ruth worked with the Illinois States Attorneys Office and the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation helping domestic violence victims and families in need. Those experiences inspired her to co-found RISE Law Institute, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence and cyber-stalking. She serves as RISE’s Executive Director.   

As the principal attorney at RCJ Law, LLC, Ruth prides herself on fighting hard and standing firm on behalf of her clients. At all times, she keeps her clientsinterests paramount. She gives a personal touch to each case and provides no-nonsense legal representation for her clients.  

Since law school, the breadth and depth of Ruths work has grown into the tort and civil litigation practice that it is today through her commitment to quality, and her involvement in the legal community. Ruth’s professional activities include active membership in the American Bar Association (ABA), Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Missouri State Bar Association (MSBA), St. Clair County Bar Association, and Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL). She is also a member of the prestigious ISBA Privacy Law and Information Security Council.   

Ruth holds licenses to the Illinois Bar, Missouri Bar, Eastern District of Missouri (Federal Court), and Southern District of Illinois (Federal Court).   

Community engagement is important to both RCJ Law and to Ruth. Her community activities include membership in the Webster Groves, Shrewsbury, Rock Hill Chamber of Commerce and service as adjunct professor at Missouri Baptist University.


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2001 South Big Bend Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63117
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