A Nontraditional Lawyer’s Story: Spinning Plates

Vol. 35 No. 2

Ruth Carter is a lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona. Ruth’s practice focuses on intellectual property, Internet and social media law, business law, and flash mob law. Ruth was selected as an American Bar Association Legal Rebel, a Phoenix Business Journal 40 Under 40, and a Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star. Ruth has written three best-selling books on guerrilla marketing and social media law including The Legal Side of Blogging: How Not to Get Sued, Fired, Arrested, or Killed. Ruth also maintains a personal blog: The Undeniable Ruth.


It’s two o’clock in the morning. My alarm went off ten minutes ago. As I sip my much-needed coffee, my brain tries to focus on the day ahead: early-morning flight to Las Vegas to do a photoshoot with one of my photographer friends and then speak at an Internet conference on “The Nightmare of Getting Content Removed from the Internet” before catching a mid-afternoon flight back home to Phoenix to give my basset hound (instagram.com/rosiebasset) her glaucoma medication and dinner by six.

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