Ruth Cate

Top 30 Matrimonial and Family Law
The Cate Law Firm, P.A.
421 Marion Avenue
Spartanburg, SC 29306
(864) 585-4226

Practice Areas
Family Law (100%, 100)

Admitted: 1977, South Carolina

Law School: University of South Carolina, J.D.

Member: Spartanburg County Bar Association; South Carolina Bar.

Biography: Member: Board of Advisors, Wells Fargo Bank, Spartanburg; Board of Trustees, Mary Black Foundation; Board of Governors, University of South Carolina Alumni Association; Advisory Board, University of South Carolina Upstate.

Born: Nashville, Tennessee

Doe v. Queen, 347 S.C. 4 (2001); D.S.S. v. Phillips, 365 S.C. 572 (Ct.App. 2005); Susan R. v. Donald R., 389 S.C. 107 (Ct.App. 2010).

My practice has been primarily devoted to the area of Family Law since 1994. I also have experience in Business Law, Personal Injury Law, Real Estate Law and Probate. After experiencing a Family Court case myself, I decided to limit my practice and concentrate in this one area. I felt there was a better way to handle these sensitive matters. Anyone who goes through a family court case is facing severe stress and worry.

I was licensed to practice in 1977 at the age of 22. It was believed that at the time I was the youngest lawyer ever to pass the bar exam and be sworn in to the Bar in South Carolina. I spent six years in a general firm where I practiced in areas such as personal injury and business law along with family law. Subsequently I was general counsel and Vice President of Corporate Development to a national company for three years, and then owned my own business for 11 years. In 1994, I resumed the full time practice of law, concentrating in the family law area.