Lawyer Reviews

Any result the endorsed lawyer or law firm may achieve on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

They know what they are doing and will do the best for you

Ruth and Maggie have always put my mind at ease with going thru issues with my case. They know what they are doing and will do the best for you. Thank you ladies!!
-P.K.

Thank you Ruth and Julie for sticking with me and going to battle for me!

Thank you Ruth and Julie for sticking with me and going to battle for me! I’ve already highly recommended Ruth and Julie to many friends. I consider Julie a very good friend who encouraged me and knew I could make it through a difficult time in my life.
-S.B.B.

I fondly refer to as my power team

The Cate Law Firm was highly recommended to me by friends and professionals. By choosing Ruth Cate and her legal team I knew from first meeting that I had chosen who I fondly refer to as my power team! Everyone working in my behalf. I made my decision, Ruth made our plan, we agreed and followed through. My case was handled to my upmost satisfaction. I am grateful for Ruth’s expertise and abilities as a highly regarded attorney. Thank you Ruth! Thank you Maggie, Thank you Noel and everyone in The Cate Firm office.
-D.P.C

Ruth and Maggie are the best

“Ruth and Maggie are the best, they’re awesome. Plain and simple. We had a problem, asked around and every lawyer told us to go to Ruth. And they were right. She’s fair, honest to a fault, extremely competent and knows family law inside and out. If your family court case matters at all, trust me, go to Ruth.”
-W.G.R.

 The Cate Law Firm is wonderful

“The Cate Law Firm is wonderful. Everyone in the firm is very friendly and very easy to work with. I would highly recommend Ruth and her team to anyone. Thank you for all of your help.”
-L.L.P.

If you want the best

“If you want the best there is this is the place, Ruth Cate is one of the smartest and best attorneys in s.c. maybe in the world. I would never trust anyone to represent me in court other than her and her amazing team. Team Cate”
-M.C.C.

Top notch team

At a time when my mental/emotional state was at its limit because I was concerned for my children’s future wellbeing, Ruth Cate not only dotted every I and crossed every T, she and her team provided a top notch team for my benefit. Her teams attention to detail and guidance made up for my desire to fight for my children and see things to the end and they today have a better future and chance of being successful life loving boys. God Bless Ruth Cate and her outstanding team.
-D.


The outcome exceeded my expectations

When searching for a divorce attorney, I received two very strong independent recommendations for Ruth Cate. The first was from a senior therapist in a reputable counseling practice who said “Ruth is the only attorney in town that you want to have”. The other referral was from an attorney in one of the preeminent family law practices in Charlotte who described Ruth as “a tough opponent”. Indeed, the outcome in my highly unusual case exceeded my expectations. In addition to her legal knowledge, Ruth’s years of experience in the upstate court system give her tremendous insight into how to advance the case (through the courts) and how to construct arguments and substantiating evidence that resonate with judges and challenge opposing counsel. Julie Mostiler was the lead paralegal on my case, and she was exceptionally easy to work with, responsive, and always available via phone or e-mail. I would also note that the front office staff knew me by name, which made me feel welcome and that the entire practice was there to support me.
-E.H.B. 


You can’t ask for better representation

Ruth and her team are the best. They care, they are honest and dependable and you can’t ask for better representation. Through thick and thin, they’ve been there for us. The old adage of ‘you get what you pay for’ isn’t always true with lawyers, you can spend a lot to get the run around. Like the others said, she’s worth every penny.
K.

She will fight for you

I can not say enough about Ruth Cate. I met with Ruth and instantly felt I was in great hands.. I am so glad I met her because she fought for me with class and respect and kindness. As you can imagine when your going through a divorce your life and emotions are upset side down. Ruth helped me make clear decisions even when I could not make sense of what was happening to my marriage, my life. I would tell anyone , she is wonderful and she will fight for you. Do not doubt her or her staff. They are on your side all the way. Ruth was patient with me and could personally understand my situation. We won my case back in Dec 2014 and I could not be happier with the results. I look at her with such strength and dignity and respect. I would use Ruth for any legal case. Ruth does care about her clients and she showed that to me. She is a perfectionist with her work and it shows. I give Ruth Cate a 10 !! all day long.
-C.

She beat even our best expectations

When we first realized we needed a family court lawyer, my wife and I asked several lawyers we knew for a referral, all of them said “Ruth Cate is THE BEST family court attorney in town”. We met with her and immediately decided to have her represent us. Ruth did an amazing job of explaining our case, clearly, in terms we could understand. She let us know exactly what the best case and worst case scenarios were along with what we could likely expect. She helped us understand our options and worked with us to plan out a strategy. In every instance, we’ve prevailed and she beat even our best expectations. She cares about her clients and is always a consummate professional. She’s as honest as someone can be and is as smart as she is detail oriented. Her staff, from her paralegal to the other attorneys she has on staff share her professionalism and competence. Ruth is not ‘cheap’ and family court cases are expensive but the cost of losing is expensive (not to mention stressful) and the peace of mind you get from having some like Ruth represent you is priceless.
-B.

Ruth looked out for us every step of the way

Ruth, Maggie, Rachel and the fine folks at Ruth’s firm are just too good for words. Ruth and Maggie have a very subtle approach. They just focus on results. They tell you what your case looks like, what you have going for and against you. Our case took 4 years to settle. All the while, Ruth looked out for us every step of the way. In the end, not only did she get us a Win in every sense of the word, she did the impossible. We were the ones wanting to push the case to trial b/c ‘we knew we’d win’. It would have cost us a small fortune to prove we were right. Instead, we listened to the trained experienced professionals who got us all we wanted and more. She worked magic like she always does. Thank You Ruth, Maggie, Rachel and everyone else. We’ll never forget what you’ve done for us and neither will our daughter.
C.D.D.

Extremely thorough and diligent

Maggie Nowell has proven to have the knowledge and experience needed to represent clients going through family court matters with the confidence and work ethics required to get results. Maggie was my attorney for our Custody Modification case involving my son, she was extremely thorough and diligent in her efforts and I could not be more pleased with not only the outcome of my case but in her abilities and dedication as well, I can highly recommend her to anyone needing a GREAT attorney.
-D. 


A keen knowledge of Child and Family Law

Maggie demonstrated a keen knowledge of Child & Family Law in SC. She also has a clear grasp of what the Judge will be looking for and provided sound suggestions for moving forward. Although the case is ongoing, I am confident that she will be the first counselor we have hired in this eight year battle that will be able to bring about real justice for mother, child and their entire family. We are very happy that we found her and the Cate Law Firm. Fees were extremely competitive and we felt appreciated by everyone we met in Maggie’s office. Wish we had known of Cate Law Firm sooner.
-R.

Professional, compassionate, and very understanding

I was very impressed overall by the way Rachel handled my entire divorce proceedings. She was both professional, compassionate and very understanding of my situation and my needs. Excellent…would recommend her any day. Thank you Rachel.
-D. 


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