Ruth is the Founder of The Law Office of Ruth Chung, and exclusively practices Matrimonial and Family Law in New York City.
Prior to starting the firm, Ruth was an attorney fellow with the Court Square Law Project (CSLP), a sliding scale non-profit firm dedicated to serving New Yorkers of moderate means. While there, she appeared in Supreme and Family Courts in all five New York City boroughs.
Ruth has also worked with a boutique matrimonial firm in Manhattan, The Legal Aid Society - Juvenile Rights Practice, Brooklyn Family Defense Practice, Lawyers for Children, and in the Access to Justice program - Consumer Debt and Uncontested Divorce division. Each experience continues to guide Ruth's advice and counsel to clients. Further, clients also benefit from Ruth's collaborative and reciprocal "of counsel" relationships with the office of Jill Zuccardy, Esq., and the office of Barbara J. Schaffer, PLLC.
Ruth believes that education is paramount in making good decisions and ensures that each client understands each step of their respective case.
Ruth received a BA/MA in forensic psychology, magna cum laude, from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2009. She graduated from the City University of New York Law School in 2016.
Matrimonial and Family Law
New York State
CUNY Law School, J.D.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice,
- BA/MA in Forensic Psychology
New York City Bar Association
New York State Bar Association - Family Law Section
New York County Lawyers Association - Matrimonial Law Section
New York Women's Bar Association
NYCBA Professional Responsibility 2017-2019
NYCBA Children and the Law 2019- current
NYWBA Solo and Small Practice 2019- current
"Ms. Chung is a wonderful advocate and a fighter. With her guidance, I was able choose what to fight for in my divorce and what was not important in the long run. There are really no winners in a divorce, but I really did win on so many levels with Ms. Chung as my advocate." - L.U., NY, NY