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
- 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.
Ruth Schneider, JD,
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 State’s Attorney’s 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
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 clients’ interests 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 Ruth’s 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
Ruth holds licenses to the
Illinois Bar, Missouri Bar, Eastern District of Missouri (Federal Court), and
Southern District of Illinois (Federal Court).
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.