Kim Michelle Ruder

Kim Michelle Ruder

Dermer Appel Ruder, LLC

Peachtree Corners, GA

  • user-graduate Education Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
  • Experience 21 years of experience year
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Offers Free Consultation & Video Conferencing

Practice Areas

Personal Injury
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Home Abuse
Products Liability
Personal Injury

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Georgia
    Since 2000

Spoken Languages

  • English: Spoken, Written

Video Conferencing



Kim is a native Atlantan who grew up in a family of attorneys. She knew at a young age that she had a passion for the law and wanted to be an attorney.Kim attended the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, graduating at the top of her class. Shortly after graduating, Kim joined one of Atlanta’s top insurance defense law firms where she worked with large national insurance companies in the defense of trucking companies, tractor trailer operators, companies owning and operating commercial vehicles, commercial and residential builders, shopping malls, theme parks, country clubs, security contractors, nursing homes, and doctors.After working as a defense attorney, Kim realized that her heart and passion was on the side of the “V” representing injured people as opposed to insurance companies and large corporations. As a result, she teamed up with Adam Appel and Stephen Dermer, individuals who shared a common background and desire to help others.From her former life, Kim gained substantial knowledge about how insurance companies handle personal injury and wrongful death cases and what makes them “tick”. Her many years of interacting with claims professionals at all levels helped her develop an understanding and appreciation for what pressure points to exert in order to prevail on behalf of her clients and maximize their recoveries. Kim also has extensive experience in trying cases to verdict and won’t compromise a case for less than what it is worth. Kim and the attorneys at Dermer Appel Ruder will work tirelessly for you in order to achieve the results you deserve.Kim lives in Roswell with her husband, their two children, and a house full of pets. In her spare time, she enjoys spending her time with her family, attending her children’s sporting events, and playing tennis.

Professional Associations

  • Georgia State Bar # 275326
    2000 - Current


  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
    J.D. (2000) | Law
    1997 - 2000


  • Free Consultation We provide free telephone and in person consultations for all forms of personal injury matters.
  • Contingent Fees If we take your case, you owe nothing out of pocket during the representation. If we are successful in recovering for you, all fees and expenses are taken out of the settlement or verdict amount.