A. Ruthie Sheets

A. Ruthie Sheets


Phone: 252-675-8288

Ruthie Sheets joined Harris, Creech, Ward & Blackerby in September, 2017. Ruthie received her Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2017. Her honors include a CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Juvenile Law and an Outstanding Family Law Student Award from the North Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Ruthie also served as the President of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund during her time at Wake Forest University School of Law. Ruthie received a Bachelor of the Arts in political science with a concentration in pre-law and a minor in sociology in 2013 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Greensboro, NC, graduating summa cum laude.


Litigation - Defense of Professional Liability

  • Physicians
  • Hospitals
  • Other Allied Health Professionals


  • Automobile Liability
  • Bad Faith Claims
  • Personal Injury
  • Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices

Insurance Claims

  • First Party Claims
  • Subrogation

Insurance Coverage



  • Bachelor of Arts, (Political Science, pre-law, minor:  Sociology), University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, 2013 summa cum laude
  • Juris Doctor, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, 2017


  • North Carolina Bar Association (Young Lawyers Division)
  • Craven County Bar Association
  • Judicial District 3B Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • North Carolina Chapter of American Society of Healthcare Risk Management


  • North Carolina State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • Trillium Health Resources, Member Central Regional Advisory Board

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Harris, Creech, Ward & Blackerby, P.A.

325 Pollock Street, PO Drawer 1168,
New Bern, NC 28563

Tel: 252-638-6666
Fax: 252-638-3542

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