"An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere."

Ruth Westmont

Ruth Westmont

Ruth Westmont

Practicing Attorney

Monday - Friday
7:30am - 4:30pm
1837 Aberg Avenue
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 244-9494
(608) 422-1211

About

Attorney Ruth Westmont founded Westmont Law Offices, S.C. in 1996, and has been a respected member of the Madison legal community for over 30 years.

A career in social work allowed Attorney Westmont to quickly discover that it was lawyers who were able to affect the most change in the lives of people experiencing tremendous hardships.

Ruth is an Advanced Practice Social Worker to this day. She is also the longest sitting member of the board of Dane County Bar Association.

Ruth also has extensive knowledge of real estate law as a result of her experience working as a corporate attorney for the Wisconsin Economic Development Housing Authority.

No matter what type of case she is presented with, Attorney Westmont strives to make sure that her client's position is heard and that they are treated fairly.

In Ruth's free time she loves to travel, be active outdoors, and spend time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.

Motto: An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.

Practice Area

Family Law

  • Adoptions
  • Child Custody and Placement
  • Divorce, Contested and Uncontested
  • Guardianship
  • Grandparents Rights/ Visitation

Probate Law

  • Probate
  • Wills and Living Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
Gavel

Civil Matters

  • Deed Preparation
  • Document Review
  • Mediation
  • Notes and Mortgages
  • Real Estate Matters
  • Restraining Orders/ Injuctions

Criminal Law

  • Criminal Law
  • Drunk Driving
  • Juvenile Matters

Education

University of Wisconsin

Juris Doctorate - JD

1982

University of Wisconsin

Master of Science in Social Work - MSSW

1978

University of Wisconsin

Bachelor of Science in Social Work - BSSW

1977

Involvement

Dane County Bar Association

Dane County Bar Association - Committee Chair

State Bar of Wisconsin

State Bar of Wisconsin

Northside Business Association

Dane County Bar Association

AARP Legal Services Network

Awards

Top 10 Law Firm

American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

2017

Top Client Satisfaction

American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

2016

BV Distinguished

American Registry

2015

BV Distinguished

American Registry

2012

Harvey L. Wendel Service Award

Dane County Bar Association

2012

Top Lawyer

Madison Magazine

2009

Top Lawyer

Madison Magazine

2007

Top Lawyer

Madison Magazine

2005

Reviews

I endorse this lawyer. We worked together on a termination of parental rights case. She was a zealous advocate for her client. We won and the clients kept the rights to their children.”

Jeffery Nichols
Criminal Defense Attorney
Peer

Ruth knows her stuff and took the lead in what was a very hostile situation at first. In the first meeting with the Judge, she took over the situation and wrote up the whole proposal while the other lawyer just kind of stood there and watched. I was very emotional and she kept me focused. Fortunately, I am in the process of reconciling but I know if I had to go the distance, it would be with Ruth!!!”

Byron Cooper
Client

Highly experienced and dedicated to the local community. I have referred numerous clients to her and she has always obtained good results.

Ruth Westmont is an experienced attorney on the Northside of Madison. As an attorney myself, I have worked with her on numerous cases and I have the highest respect for her legal expertise and her work ethic. I definitely would recommend her to friends or family who needed a lawyer for family law, estate planning, probate, or criminal defense. ”

Timothy Kiefer
Criminal Defense Attorney
Peer

I highly recommend Ruth Westmont. I hired Ruth to represent me in a child support and visitation case. I could not have asked for a better representation! Having her on my side lifted a big weight off my shoulders. She made me feel like I finally had someone fighting for me and my rights as a father. During our hearing it was clear that she had the most experience out of anyone else in the entire courtroom. The commissioner ruled in our favor and I am so glad that she was my lawyer!”

Cade Anderson
Client