Theresa Ruck

Sams, Fischer, Packard & Schuessler, LLC
8738 Union Centre Blvd.
West Chester, OH 45069

Theresa Nelson Ruck is a litigation partner with SFPS. 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 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 who have been severely injured or killed by defective products and exposures to toxic substances. In addition to her trial experience, Ms. Ruck represents clients in alternative dispute resolution mediations and arbitrations and administrative hearings.

Ms. Ruck has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine in 2010, 2012 and 2013 as well as a Cincy Leading Lawyer in the Personal Injury practice area by Cincy Magazine in 2012 and 2013.

Ms. Ruck is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.


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.


Co-author of Ohio Personal Injury Practice (Baldwin's Ohio Handbook Series) for West Publishing (ed. 2011, 2012, 2013).

"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