R U T H H A W L E Y
Ruth Hawley's practice focuses on complex civil litigation. She represents clients in business disputes, including securities and consumer privacy cases, and has broad litigation experience in both state and federal court.
Before joining Kaufhold Gaskin, Ms. Hawley was a litigation associate at a national law firm, where she represented some of America's best-known corporations. She also served as a Judicial Law Clerk to United States Magistrate Judge Kandis A. Westmore in the United States District Court, Northern District of California, and as a Pro Se Judicial Law Clerk to United States Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan in the United States District Court, Eastern District of California.
Outside of the firm, Ms. Hawley invests time into her community through pro bono work. She has served on her law school's Death Penalty Clinic Alumni Board, and was recognized as an Outstanding Volunteer by the Volunteer Legal Services Program. She is an active member of the Federal Bar Association and the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Ms. Hawley received her law degree from UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall), where she was an Editor of the California Law Review and was awarded the Boalt Hall Fellowship. As an undergraduate at UC Davis, she was a Regents Scholar, elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and received her bachelor's degree in Mathematics and English with Honors and High Honors.
• The state of California
• U.S.D.C., Northern District of California
• U.S.D.C., Eastern District of California
• J.D., UC Berkeley School of Law, 2007
• B.A.S., UC Davis, Phi Beta Kappa, 2004