Attorney Ruth Ryan-Cruz, Esq.

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Ruth Ryan-Cruz, Esq.

Ruth Ryan-Cruz, Esq.


Ruth Ryan-Cruz, Esq. is a licensed attorney practicing in San Diego, California. With relationship-based representation in mind, Ruth quickly dials in to her client’s needs and provides custom-tailored representation. Recognizing every person handles legal matters differently, Ruth is ready to provide legal counseling and representation based on your needs.

Contact Information

3111 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 528-2202

Professional Experience

Ruth Ryan-Cruz, Esq. practices mainly in the areas of business and corporate law, intellectual property law, real estate, and estate planning. Ruth greatly enjoys guiding entrepreneurs and executives manage their operations lawfully in businesses of all sizes. Ruth is also passionate about assisting individuals and their families limit their risks and plan for different events in life.

Before establishing Ryan-Cruz Law, APC in 2015, Ruth was an associate attorney at a boutique law firm in downtown San Diego. Prior to that, Ruth worked with a business and corporate law firm, Friesen, Guy & Associates in Orange County, California.

In 2014, Ruth was featured in San Diego Attorney Journal as a Rising Star for her professional achievements.

Community Involvement

Ruth is a Director and Executive Member of the Alumni Association at her alma matter, California Western School of Law. Ruth is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association’s Business and Corporate Law Section and the Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Section.  Ruth is a member of American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.  Ruth is also a member of several local professional networking groups including Trustegrity and San Diego Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs.

In addition to the above professional affiliations, Ruth is an active volunteer with several local organizations including: Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego, I Love a Clean San Diego, Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center, California Western School of Law, and the San Diego County Bar Association.

Graduate Education

In High School, Ruth developed herself as an independent website developer by customizing, designing, and maintaining web sites for local San Diego businesses in various industries.  As an entrepreneur providing services to business owners, Ruth learned a great amount of business matters and issues unique to business owners.

Throughout her undergraduate studies Ruth worked at two local companies ultimately reaching management roles furthering her understanding of business operations. Licensed by the California Department of Insurance, Ruth moved on to assist a new insurance agent develop his book of business and focused primarily on marketing, information systems, and commercial accounts counseling business owners by helping them customize unique insurance coverage plans for their business needs. By working closely with business owners throughout the years, Ruth expanded her business knowledge and is well-prepared to develop solutions for businesses and the individuals managing it.

Ruth earned her Juris Doctor Degree from California Western School of Law and received her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in High Technology Management from CSU San Marcos.


Ruth was born in Baja California, Mexico and raised in the Encinitas and Oceanside communities of San Diego.  Growing up, Ruth was greatly interested in business and computers as early as elementary school which led to an entrepreneur in the making as early as High School. Ruth remains in the local community and established Ryan-Cruz Law, APC in San Diego, CA.

During her downtime, Ruth greatly enjoys traveling domestically and internationally, biking, hiking, kayaking and camping with friends and family. Ruth also enjoys movies, web designing, cooking Mexican food and the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park.  Ruth, her husband Matt and their daughter, greatly enjoy their community of North Park.

What the Community Says About Ruth

Ruth’s experience was evident at onset. I was very impressed with her willingness and ability to reach out to the proper organizations and bring together other experts (CPA, etc..) to make sure we were doing this right the first time. Ruth assisted us with an old trust that my grandfather setup. My grandparents did not speak English and the Trustors? (my Parents and Aunts and Uncles) didn’t follow through with their part after my grandparents passed. Many many years went by which eventually caused issues with a piece of property and some taxes. The last lawyer I used for a probate situation was impressive in the beginning but failed to follow through, take the extra steps, and ultimately do the job he was hired for. I was hauled into court because the lawyer did not complete his probate work. I ultimately had to pay twice for probate which I was ticked about and began to assume that the old saying that a good lawyer is a **^() lawyer was spot on. Ruth re-defined belief in the system as well as my expectations when hiring a lawyer. There are good ones out there – you just need to find them, use your gut and hold them accountable! I will use Ruth FOR EVERY situation requiring a lawyer even if its not in her field… I will consult with her to make sure I get the right person for the job.

Ms. Ryan-Cruz is an asset to her clients as a counselor in the areas of business, real estate, and estate planning. I endorse this lawyer.

Ruth at Kehr Law helped me resolve an issue related to my business.  I’m very thankful for her help!  Extremely professional, helpful, friendly, and easy to reach over the phone.  A good lawyer is like GOLD in this world!  And Ruth is GOOD.  Really good.

I have had the pleasure of working with Ruth for over 2 years now. Ruth is an extremely hard working, compassionate and bright attorney who has been a great help to many of our clients concerning a number of business issues, particularly with respect to trademark and copyright issues.

Thanks Ruth for your help. I had plenty of questions when I first explored the idea of starting my online business. I asked a ton of questions and received plenty of great guidance from my legal counselor. Wish me luck as my business grows. I may have some other stuff for you very soon. I recommend her.

Ruth Ryan-Cruz is an experienced and knowledgeable professional that truly knows how to get things accomplished. When I was dissolving my partnership, I turned to Ruth Ryan-Cruz who shared meaningful legal insight and provided creative solutions to help with my situation. With her guidance–we were able to resolve a situation that appeared hopeless. I would recommend Ruth Ryan-Cruz to any individual wanting a patient, professional, and responsible attorney.

Ruth was more than helpful and a pleasure to work with. Ruth has also been reliable while working with me on a copy wright case. I had the most confidence that my needs were being met. She is also someone who makes you feel at ease while going through a stressful time. I would highly recommend working with her if you want to get results.

My partner and I needed help with our contract for a business deal we were about to close. We took our contract to Ruth to check a few things and boy were we in for a surprise. Our contract needed a lot of attention and was nowhere ready to be closed as we had it. Ruth explained and suggested plenty of contract terms. I knew we had found the right person to help us with our deal.

Recently I had the need to establish a living trust. During the preparation I had the assistance of Ruth Ryan-Cruz. Ruth worked with me at every step to ensure that my needs were in compliance with applicable laws. She was very helpful in taking the time to explain items and situations that I didn’t completely understand. She was always easy to reach by telephone and on several occasions she even came to the house while the trust was being finalized. I give Ruth my highest praise – I have recommended her to others.

I would like to thank Ruth for the great job done with my case. I worked with her for over a year starting with a business argument which later developed into a legal fight. She helped me explore the matter and reach resolution rather quickly with the problematic person. I’m grateful that we accomplished that goal. I’m still working on wrapping up other corporate matters with my attorney as I am satisfied with the work.

Ruth was fantastic to work with, very knowledgeable about my inquiries, and was on the ball with keeping me in the loop. Couldn’t have asked for more, she’s really the best!!

Ruth Ryan-Cruz of Kehr Law is amazing! She is dedicated to helping clients understand the services that she and Kehr Law are providing. Ruth is extremely personable and committed to providing the best customer service. Ruth’s involvement with my company has been instrumental to my success.

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The Office

We recently established Ryan-Cruz Law, APC in sunny San Diego, CA. Here is how it looks like if you work with us. Worker bees at their best.