Ruth M. McElroy
Ruth M. McElroy practices in the following areas of law: Family law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation Rights, Adoptions, Spousal Support, Relocation Cases, Pre and Post Marital Agreements, Domestic Violence, Reckless Driving, DUI/DWI, Juvenile Crimes, Felony and Misdemeanor Crimes, Traffic Offenses, Debt Collection, Civil and Business Litigation. She serves the Virginia Court system as a Guardian ad litem.
Admitted to Practice: All Commonwealth of Virginia Courts, The U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, The U.S. Court of Federal Claims and The U.S. Court of Appeals
Law School: Regent University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Graduate School: Pepperdine University School of Business, Malibu, California, MBA, cum laude
College: Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia, B.A; Economics
Affiliations: Virginia State Bar, Loudoun County Bar Association, Virginia Women’s Attorney’s Association
Ruth M. McElroy is a partner with Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC and has been with the firm since 2009. Her practice focuses on family law, criminal law, mental health and school law and civil litigation. She regularly practices in Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Fauquier County, Clarke County and the City of Winchester.
Ms. McElroy came to law after a successful career in business. She worked as a financial analyst and comptroller for Fortune 100 companies on both the East and West Coasts. In 1991 she relocated back to the Washington D.C. area to attend law school where she was a member of the Moot Court Board and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board, winning numerous state and national team competitions and graduated Law School with honors.
After law school, Ms. McElroy was appointed as a Judicial Law Clerk to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and practiced in the areas of vaccine litigation and later in the areas of corporate and non-profit law in the private sector. She is active in the community serving on the boards of Loudoun Habitat for Humanity and several historical preservation and veterans groups. She supports charitable organizations that address veterans issue, domestic violence and suicide prevention.
Ms. McElroy is married with three children and lives in Haymarket, Virginia.