Ruth Maurice is a California attorney with a diverse background. She has practiced criminal defense work for the public defender offices in San Joaquin and Santa Cruz Counties. More recently, she practiced tax-exempt private foundation and contract law for the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Office of the General Counsel. Ruth is now following her interest in mediation and can be found once again in the court hallways, this time in Santa Clara County, where she is working as a certified mediator with litigants interested in alternatives to trial. Ruth earned her A.B. from Harvard College and her J.D. from the University of California Davis School of Law.