Sara Cate Ruff is an Associate Attorney at Slater Slater Schulman. Sara represents women who suffered sexual abuse while formerly incarcerated in the New York penitentiary system.
Sara is a compassionate advocate who centers her practice on fostering trust with her clients and empowering them through the challenges of the legal system. She understands the long-term impacts affecting sexual abuse survivors and meets them in this space with empathy and excellent legal representation.
Sara previously interned for the Brooklyn Defender Services- Family Defense Practice, where she conducted client interviews and coordinated services to address issues raised in Family Court. Thereafter, Sara worked as a Legal Clerk/Associate Attorney for a law firm in New York City on matters relating to medical malpractice and the Child Victims Act.
Outside of the firm, Sara is a member of the ASPCA and a former volunteer with Court Watch NYC.
Sara received her B.A. in Journalism & Integrated Media from Biola University and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School—where she was a member of the International Law Journal, an Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Fellow, and a Dean’s Merit Scholar recipient. She joined Slater Slater Schulman in March 2023 and is licensed to practice in New York state courts.