Ruthann James

Ruthann James

Undergraduate School Ruthann James Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law 10 Best Female Attorneys PI 2016 Arizona Trial Lawyers Association Maricopa County Bar Association

Ruthann’s “Why”

I’m not sure I ever chose to become an attorney. It was more like the law chose me. I always worked my way through school and have held many different jobs. After earning my B.A. I weighed my options and law school seemed to be the best fit and next logical step. I had no idea at the time it would eventually become my life’s work. I passed the bar 30 years ago this year and never looked back.

I am inspired by my clients and my colleagues. My clients fight through tragedy and pain every day. They dig deep to find the strength to carry on even when injured or grieving. My colleagues are equally inspiring. The attorneys and staff at PLG prove every day their dedication and passion to helping those in need. I am proud to be a member of the PLG family.

Attorney Ruthann James

Bar Admissions

Arizona Bar License



Undergraduate School Ruthann James


Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law

Juris Doctorate

Awards and Recognition

Maricopa County Bar Association
Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
10 Best Female Attorneys PI 2016

Ruthann James was born and raised in New Jersey. She received her undergraduate degree in Literature and Communications from Pace University, Pleasantville, NY. She earned her Juris Doctorate at Pace University School of Law, White Plains, NY.

Ruthann moved to the Phoenix area in 1993 and was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona the same year. In 1994 she joined the law firm of Goldberg & Osborne where she practiced plaintiff’s personal injury, wrongful death and negligence law. Ruthann remained with Goldberg & Osborne as Managing Attorney until 2006. Ruthann eventually opened her own practice and where she continued to represent plaintiffs in actions involving personal injury, wrongful death and general civil litigation.

On June 1, 2009 Ruthann joined the firm of Phillips Law Group where she continues to pursue justice for victims hurt as a result of another’s negligence.

Ruthann is admitted to practice before the Arizona Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court in Arizona. She is a member of the Arizona State Bar, Maricopa County Bar Association and Arizona Trial Lawyers Association and has been accepted as a 2016 American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Female Attorney for client satisfaction.

What Clients Say

  • Phillips Law Group has a proven track record of success. Juan Roque, in particular, is integral to that. He works with integrity, compassion, and an undefeated optimism that makes him a valuable asset.

    Elizabeth Sorathia

    Reviews stars
  • Phillips is the best!! Love all that they do to give back to the community and how much they help those who are experiencing homelessness. ❤️

    Olivia Eldridge

    Reviews stars
  • PLG is the best! Highly recommend. Love that they do so much to help the community.

    Olivia Lemorrocco

    Reviews stars
  • Thank you Phillips Law Group for all the support and back to school assistance we appreciate it.

    Clara Arias

    Reviews stars
Connect With Us
(800) 706-3000

No matter where you are in the US,
we’re here to help.

(800) 706-3000


3101 North Central Ave #1500
Phoenix, AZ 85012

(602) 258-8888 Map


12725 West Indian School Road
Suite E 101
Avondale, AZ 85392

(602) 780-3458 Map


1134 South Stapley Drive,
Suite D-109
Mesa, AZ 85204

(602) 412-3592 Map


2 East Congress Street
Suite 900
Tucson, AZ 85701

(520) 500-5000 Map

San Diego

402 W. Broadway
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92101


Los Angeles

700 South Flower Street
Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90017


Salt Lake City

4001 South 700 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84107

(801) 583-8888 Map


2033 E Warner Rd.
Unit 105
Tempe, AZ 85284