Dennis Ruth

Dennis R. Ruth
Circuit Judge

Judge Dennis Ruth is a long time Collinsville area resident where he lives with his wife and son.  He graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in 1986. After graduating he served as an assistant prosecuting attorney for two years.  In 1988 Judge Ruth went into private practice in Granite City where he represented workers who had sustained industrial injuries.  In 2001 he was appointed as an arbitrator for the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission and was appointed as Chairman of the Commission in 2003. He was re-appointed as Chairman in 2007.  Judge Ruth was elected Circuit Judge in 2008 and retained in the 2014 general election.