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Ruth Allen


UpRight Law (888) 708-0876

7413 Six Forks Road
Suite 326
Raleigh, NC 27615


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Ms. Allen has many years of experience in the legal field.  A 2005 graduate of North Carolina Central University School of Law, Ruth M. Allen was formerly a Certified Legal Assistant for 15 years. Her experience includes estate planning and probate, guardianship matters, and consumer advocacy.   She serves as a Guardian Ad Litem in Wake County, and has worked part time at Legal Aid of North Carolina. Ms. Allen is a retired Commander in the United States Navy, having served for over 20 years in the Reserve Component.
Personal Philosophy:
My main service areas include bankruptcy and unfair debt collection. I am interested in helping those clients who are struggling with harassment by collectors, and who may be unaware that they can possibly take advantage of North Carolina’s consumer friendly laws and sue the creditor.
I also help people plan for unforeseen events in their lives, as well as end of life planning. I have visited many folks in their homes or in hospice to record their final desires for distribution of their personal belongings, which gives them peace of mind.

Other areas of practice include:
Estate planning:
Planning, and communicating your desires, is an important step in crafting your estate documents.  I can help you do that. Sometimes, time is of the essence.  Your loved one is experiencing illness or injury.  This is when they may need help planning their personal affairs the most.  They may need to designate a health care agent, or appoint someone to handle their business matters while they are incapacitated.  In those cases, we are able to assist.  We will travel to the client, and furnish what they need in a short amount of time, generally the same day or next day.  This includes going to their home, hospital, living facility or hospice.  I find that this gives the client peace of mind, when they know that their affairs are settled, and plans are in place.
Often our elders may need assistance, but not be in a position to be legally capable of making that determination.  That is when guardianship is an option.  I have a wealth of experience with guardianships, representing the prospective ward, and also representing the concerned family member or individual who needs to be able to legally assist their loved one.  Guardianship is a process where a family member, or another person or agency, steps into the legal shoes of a person to help them with essential decisions.


12 years since Ruth Allen was first licensed to practice law.

State License Status Year Acquired
NC Active 2006


School Major Degree Graduated
North Carolina Central University School of Law Law J.D. 2005
Maryville College Political Science B.A. 1980

Work Experience

Position Duration
Attorney - Ruth Allen Law, PLLC 2008 - Present
Guardian ad Litem, as appointed by Court - Wake County North Carolina 2008 - Present
Attorney Advocate - Legal Aid of North Carolina 2007 - 2010


Position Association Name Duration
Member National Association of Consumer Advocates 2010 - Present
Member National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys 2007 - Present

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Everything was handled professionally and with the utmost customer services. We filed last year and still have a good relationship with our attorneys.

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