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Kathrine A. Ruttkofsky

Associate
28411 Northwestern Highway
Suite 500
Southfield, MI 48034
T 248.785.4714

Overview

Kathrine Ruttkofsky is an associate in the Southfield office of Foster Swift, practicing primarily in insurance defense, toxic tort defense and personal injury litigation. Kathrine is a committed and ambitious lawyer, dedicated to the goals and best interests of her clients.

Kathrine graduated from the University of Toledo, cum laude, earning a Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies. She earned her Juris Doctorate, graduating cum laude, from Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2013. While in law school, she served as Senior Editor on the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review. She was also a recipient of the Certificate of Merit in Scholarly Writing and Entertainment Law.

Honors & Recognitions

Michigan Super Lawyers "Rising Star", Appellate, 2021-2022

Experience

Representative Matters

Kathrine brings a 360-degree perspective to her cases from her time working for a plaintiff’s firm. She successfully represented her clients before the Michigan Court of Appeals where she achieved positive results in:

  • Michigan Radiology Institute, PLLC v Farmers Insurance Exchange, unpublished per curium opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued December 22, 2020 (Docket No. 351775)
  • Applewhite v Esurance Insurance Company, vacating order and remanding to the trial court, Order issued March 5, 2020 (Docket No. 351370)
  • Limbacher v Bristol West Preferred Insurance Company, unpublished per curium opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued May 13, 2021 (Docket No. 353703)
  • Alexander v City of Detroit, unpublished per curium opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued November 19, 2020 (Docket No. 349320) (affirming in part and reversing in part)
  • Ward v Misty Farm, LLC, unpublished per curium opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued September 22, 2022 (Docket No. 358544)

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Education

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, J.D., 2013, cum laude

University of Toledo, B.S., 2005, cum laude

Bar and Court Admissions

State Bar of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Detroit Bar Association

Michigan Defense Trial Counsel