• J.D., DePaul University School of Law (1983), DePaul Law Review
  • B.S., Northern Illinois University (1980)


  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Courts, Eastern District of Missouri


  • American Bar Association: Business Law Section, Intellectual Property Section, Law Practice Management Section, Labor & Employment Law Section, Litigation Section
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association


  • Associated Industries of Missouri, board member; Employer Legal Issues Committee
  • St. Louis RCGA, former director


  • Small Business Monthly “Hero in Small Business”
  • St. Louis RCGA Pacesetter Award
  • 2008 Lawyer’s Lawyer Award in St. Louis Daily Record’s 10th Annual Women’s Justice Awards
  • St. Louis Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Award
  • BioGenerator Client Appreciation Award (2005)
  • Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM Peer Review Rated



Ruth Binger is the department head of Danna McKitrick’s transactional practice group which includes mergers and acquisition transactions, tax, employment, banking, real estate finance, international law, securities, business and commercial law, and dispute resolution. Ruth advises family-owned and closely-held businesses and multinational companies in many industries, including manufacturing and distribution, professional services including web development and software development, transportation and retail.

Understanding that the law is a tool, Ruth uses her 20+ years of representing businesses and her 17+ years of facilitating business owner peer advisory boards to responsively and effectively recommend the most appropriate and effective legal strategy.

Corporate and Business. Guiding clients on formation, structure, governance and exit strategies, Ruth creates and reviews contracts for licensors/licensees, franchises, consulting, and joint venture agreements.

Intellectual Property and Digital Law. Ruth works in the ever-evolving arena of intellectual property and digital law. She handles trademark and copyright registration and enforcement and related transactions, including joint ventures, licensing, and corporate partnering. Ruth counsels clients on privacy, advertising and communication law with respect to social media advertising on the web.

Employment. Ruth has extensive experience in the mitigation, avoidance and resolution of employment and labor issues. Ruth provides proactive counsel and advice to her clients, including preparation of employment manuals, noncompete agreements, confidentiality agreements, employment agreements, human resource legal strategy, intellectual property protection agreements, and executive incentive plans.