Ruth Griggs is a member of the Healthcare group. Her practice focuses on the defense of medical professionals. Ruth also specializes in HIPAA and other health care compliance matters as well as cybersecurity issues, particularly those associated with health information. She is based in the Richmond and Fredericksburg offices of the firm.
After earning her undergraduate degree, Ruth served in the United States Air Force as an Intelligence Officer. She left the Air Force after serving in the First Gulf War.
After leaving the Air Force Ruth created a not-for-profit group which engaged in lobbying activities addressing state and local government land use issues in Virginia. In 1998, Ruth was elected to the Board of Supervisors in Prince William County, Virginia, representing the Occoquan Magisterial District. She served for five years during which time she entered law school.
While in law school Ruth served as an intern to the Honorable S. Randolph Sengel, Commonwealth’s Attorney for City of Alexandria. Following law school she served as the law clerk for the Honorable Stanley P. Klein in the Fairfax Circuit Court.
"Legal Elite" in Health Law, Virginia Business Magazine 2018 - 2021
Virginia "Super Lawyer®”in Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice 2019 - 2022
The George Washington University, Graduate Certificate, Healthcare Corporate Compliance
George Mason University School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude
Golden Gate University, M.B.A.
Villanova University, B.A.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Virginia State Bar
Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Publications by Ruth T. Griggs
"We're from the federal government and we're here to help... –Current Issues in Cybersecurity.." Journal of Civil Litigation,a publication of Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, (Summer 2016)
“A lien or not a lien, that is the question" – Medicare Part C and the Medicare Secondary Payer Provisions" Journal of Civil Litigation,a publication of Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, (Spring 2016)
"The Patient Safety Act goes [back] to Washington" Virginia Medical Law Report,a publication of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, (July 2015)
"The Federal Patient Safety Privilege (This is Not Your Grandmother's Peer Review Privilege!)," Journal of Civil Litigation,a publication of Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, (June 2014)