Ruth A. Horvatich

“I offer personal service in order to help employers navigate their legal needs.”

Ruth helps employers handle relationships with one of their most valuable assets: employees. From discrimination charges, wage issues and union-related challenges, there are a number of things that can go wrong in the employer/employee partnership. Ruth can help her clients manage policies and administer discipline within regulatory confines, as well as defend them from any litigation that might occur. She gives each client personal attention and cost-effective solutions that are driven by her experience, expertise and small-town values.

Case Studies / Success Story:
One of Ruth’s clients, a local farmer, was being investigated by the U.S. Department of Labor for his employment practices. The issue involved contracted farm labor and alleged wages owed to workers. Ruth put together an investigation of her own, and scheduled a meeting with the Department of Labor to compare their findings. Thanks to Ruth’s experience in both the agricultural industry and with employment law, she was able to significantly decrease the client’s liability and get all penalties waived. Solving the problem with just one meeting saved her client time and money, and allowed them to get back to running their farm.

“An experienced attorney can determine if a quick resolution can be made without advancement to litigation.”

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Professional Background

Iowa, 2011

Nebraska, 2011

U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 2011

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa, 2012

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2013


Creighton University School of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2011

Wayne State College, B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 2006


Lead Articles Editor, Creighton Law Review

Author, “The Long and Short of it: The Securities and Exchange Commission Should Reinstate a Price Restriction Test to Regulate Short Selling,” Creighton Law Review, Vol. 43, Issue 2, p. 593-636 (2010).

National Trial Advocacy Competition

Listed: Great Plains Super Lawyers Rising Star (Employment & Labor) 2019-2020

Professional Organizations

Iowa State Bar Association

Nebraska State Bar Association

Omaha Bar Association

American Bar Association