Theresa Nelson Ruck is a litigation partner with Sams, Fischer. Packard & Schuessler, LLC in West Chester, Ohio, just outside of Cincinnat. Ms. Ruck has extensive trial and appellate experience representing clients in state and federal courts in Ohio and Kentucky. 

Practice Areas:

Wrongful Death, Product Liability, Personal Injury, General Civil Litigation, Appellate Practice, Labor & Employment Litigation

Professional Experience:

Ms. Ruck focuses her practice in representing clients in a variety of complex wrongful death, personal injury, labor & employment and general civil litigation matters in Ohio and Kentucky at both the trial and appellate levels. She has spent the majority of her career representing clients as first chair trial counsel in both jury and bench trials. In addition to her trial experience, Ms. Ruck represents clients in alternative dispute resolution mediations and arbitrations and administrative hearings. 


Ms. Ruck earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in Cincinnati, Ohio. During her time at the University of Cincinnati, she was awarded a Fellowship from the Glenn M. Weaver Institute for Law and Psychiatry.

Ms. Ruck graduated, summa cum laude, from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Political Science-Pre Law. Ms. Ruck received departmental honors from the political science department. 

Professional Awards & Recognitions:

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2010, 2012 and 2013
Cincy Magazine Leading Lawyer: Personal Injury: 2012 and 2013. 
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Lifetime Member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.


Co-author of Ohio Personal Injury Practice, eds. 2011, 2012, 2013 (Baldwin's Ohio Handbook Series) for Thomson Reuters Publishing. 
"Workplace Intentional Tort Claims in Ohio. Looking Back, Ahead." Cincinnati Bar Association CBA Report feature article, October 2011. 
"What You Should Know About 'Fracking' in Ohio." Ohio State Bar Association "Law You Can Use," April 2012. 
“Federal Tort Claims Act Allows Certain Claims To Be Brought against U.S. Government." Ohio State Bar Association, "Law You Can Use," October 2012.

Bar Admissions:

State of Ohio
Commonwealth of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 

Professional Memberships:

Ohio State Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association