Coppersmith Brockelman, a business law firm in Phoenix, announced the addition of Marvin Ruth as Of Counsel. He focuses his practice area on business disputes and litigation including partnership disputes, real estate litigation, business torts and fraud claims.

Ruth, named a “Rising Star” by Southwest Super Lawyers for the past three years, has substantial experience in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts in Arizona and Nevada. Additionally, he has experience litigating debtor/creditor relationships; defending clients against wrongful foreclosure, lender liability, and improper account handling claims; and representing secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, and committees in Chapter 11 business bankruptcy cases.

“We’re lucky to add a lawyer of Marvin’s skill and growing reputation,” said Kent Brockelman, the firm’s managing partner.  “He brings a commitment to excellence in his legal work and a deep interest in community involvement, and he joins our growing group of exceptionally talented mid-level lawyers that we older lawyers will count on to make us look good for years to come.”

Ruth serves on the American Bar Association Business Bankruptcy Committee and is vice-chair of the Claims and Priorities Subcommittee. He is also a frequent speaker on legal topics including bankruptcy, debt collections and fiduciary duties, and he has served as a presenter at the Maricopa County Bar Association, Federal Bar Association and National Business Institute. In addition, he has authored articles on bankruptcy issues for top-tier legal journals in Arizona and nationwide.

Outside of work, Ruth volunteers his time and talents as a board member of the Foundation for Blind Children, a Phoenix-based nonprofit organization that serves blind, visually impaired, and multi-handicapped children, adults and their families.

Ruth received his bachelor’s degree and juris doctorate from the University of Arizona, where he graduated magna cum laude.