Ruth Uselton of Ballard Spahr
The market for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender lawyers has spiked, particularly in the United States as individual states legalize gay marriage. High-profile cases involving transgendered defendants have highlighted the need for legal counsel that are aware of the needs of LGBT clients — the case of Chelsea Manning has arguably been the most publicized in the last year. Certain lawyers have made names for themselves in this burgeoning field, none the least of which is Ruth S. Uselton, an associate in Ballard Spahr’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office.
Uselton has been named to the National LGBT Bar Association’s “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40” list. The list seeks to honor LGBT legal workers under the age of 40 who have “demonstrated excellence in their fields and have shown a deep commitment to LGBT equality,” according to Ballard Spahr.