Ruth A. Horvatich

Ruth represents and counsels employers in a broad range of labor and employment law matters. Ruth maintains a national labor and employment practice assisting her clients in all types of employment disputes, including discrimination/harassment litigation, employment-related contract disputes, and labor negotiations.   From day-to-day issues to litigation, Ruth offers her clients a full range of services.  Growing up on a farm in rural Nebraska taught her the value of hard work and integrity, which shows in her practice.  She gives each client personal attention and cost-effective solutions that are driven by her experience, expertise, and values.

Ruth has experience in all aspects of litigation including trial work, arbitration, and mediation in federal and state courts along with administrative agencies.  Her practice includes defending corporate clients in litigation brought by employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and several other federal and state employment laws.

Ruth has been selected as a Great Plains Super Lawyers Rising Star in the practice area of Employment and Labor law.

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Iowa, 2011

Nebraska, 2011

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

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

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, 2018

U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2018

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

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2018


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