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Ruth Gorman

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Phone: (704) 537-1400
Fax: (704) 537-3727

2412 Arty Ave
Charlotte, North Carolina 28208


Mrs. Ruth Gorman is a Founding Partner at Gorman Law Firm, P.L.L.C. and has been with the firm since 1994. With over 20 years of experience in immigration, criminal defense and business law, she provides a comprehensive professional service to clients with an understanding that we operate in a global market. Recognized in the list of "Top 25 Business Women of the Year" by the Business Journal in Charlotte, N.C., Mrs. Gorman has handled legal matters for businesses and individuals with interests in Central America, South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Mrs. Gorman has been active in the Charlotte Hispanic community and founded the El Centro Hispano Foundation in 1994 to assist indigent Hispanic families with assimilating to life in America.


J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, May, 1993
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Family Law
Honors: Odell McConnell Merit Scholarship
Honors: Pepperdine School of Law Scholarship; Georgetown University Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems Semester Study

B.B.A., Baylor University, Waco, Texas, August, 1988
Honors: Dean's Honor List
Honors: Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society
Major: Accounting

Completed the National Uniform CPA exam in Virginia.

Bar Admissions North Carolina, 1994
U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1994
U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1994
U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1994
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

El Centro Hispano Foundation, Board of Directors

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Representative Clients
  • Nations Bank
  • First Union
  • Bagel Time, Inc.
  • The Knitting Factory, Ltd.
Featured Bro Bono Activity

El Centro Hispano Foundation, 1996 - present

  • Worked with the foundation to offer subsidized legal services, financial assistance, and immigration seminars as well as business and personal development coaching to the Hispanic community of the Carolinas.
  • Spanish
  • English
Non-Legal Activities

Mrs. Gorman is married with three children. She enjoys outdoor activities with her family and is involved with various Christian ministries.

Client Reviews
“Ruth has helped my entire family with everything from attaining residency in North Carolina to reaching a settlement when my daughter was in a car accident. It's nice to have someone from the Hispanic community on your side.” Tony
"The staff here are wonderful! I didn't know what was going to happen when I got pulled over for going over 100MPH, but Ruth and the whole team at El Centro were there for me every step of the way. Would definitely recommend!" Dave
"I can't thank Ruth enough for getting me a Stay of Removal so I could be with my family during the immigration process. Her team are all from Latin America and understand how difficult this process can be. After looking for an immigration lawyer in Charlotte I'm glad I found her!" Teresa