Ruthig, Russel E.

Russel E. Ruthig

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Mr. Ruthig joined Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP as Of Counsel in 2017 and practices out of the firm’s Cortland, NY office. Mr. Ruthig has practiced law in Cortland since 1974, largely as a sole practitioner. His general practice of law includes real estate law, small business law, agricultural law, estate planning, trust and estate administration and elder law.

He is a member of the Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department, a member of the Permanent Judicial Commission for the Susquehanna Valley Presbytery and a Court Examiner of Guardianship Accounts for Cortland, Tompkins and Tioga Counties. He is a member of the New York State and Cortland County Bar Associations and is active in the Cortland, NY community. He currently serves as Vice President of the Cortland Free Library Board of Trustees.


  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
    • J.D. – 1973
  • Hobart College
    • B.A. – 1969
    • Major: American History

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