Attorney Ruby R. Wharton


Attorney Ruby R. Wharton graduated from Boston College Law School in 1969. Upon graduating from law school, Mrs. Wharton was an advocate for indigent clients in housing matters when she worked for the Neighborhood Legal Services Program in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Wharton thereafter came to serve as an assistant public defender in Memphis, Shelby County Tennessee in the Juvenile and Criminal Courts. In 1977, Mrs. Wharton joined the firm of Adams and Wharton as a partner. The firm became Wharton & Wharton & Associates in 1980 when A C Wharton Jr. also joined the firm as a partner.

Mrs. Wharton has practiced extensively in the Circuit, Chancery and Probate Courts of Shelby County and in the Federal Court system. Her practice has afforded her diverse experience in the areas of probate and administration of estates, criminal defense, personal injury, employment discrimination, contract disputes, and domestic relations. Over her many years of practice, Mrs. Wharton has developed as one her niches, probate litigation, and has tried numerous complex probate matters in and outside of Shelby County.

On a professional and civic level, Attorney Wharton serves on the Board of the Memphis Airport Authority providing opinions and guidance on minority hiring and retail concessions matters. Mrs. Wharton also devotes her heart and energy to service with the Boy Scouts of America, where, in addition to raising her three biological sons and an adopted son, she has helped numerous young men learn the values of community consciousness, hard work and kindness to others. Attorney Wharton also serves on the Board of Sacred Heart Southern Missions.

Ruby Wharton is widely recognized for her many efforts in the legal system, in the church, and in the community to improve life for minorities and the young. She is known to the larger community as The First Lady of the City of Memphis, as her husband, A C Wharton Jr. is the City Mayor. However, Mrs. Wharton is known to her family and friends as a woman who has raised, and who continues to raise, six boys, as a woman who exercises regular generosity to all those around her, and as a woman who strives for perfection in her community and her workplace everyday.

Mrs. Wharton focuses her law practice in the areas of will and estates, personal injury, workers compensation, medical malpractice, employment and family law, guardianships, conservatorships, and powers of attorney.

Along with her son, Attorney André Wharton, Mrs. Wharton recently tried a traumatic brain injury case to a successful conclusion, rumored as one of the largest verdicts for a case of its type in the Shelby County courts. - Read All About It

Attorney Ruby Wharton: Attorney Ruby Wharton is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Tennessee. She is licensed to appear before all courts in the state jurisdictions in Tennessee as well as the Sixth Circuit of the United States District Court which includes Tennessee.