Ruth Burns is an Attorney supporting e-discovery at Keller Postman. A talented and experienced litigator, Ruth excels in finding creative and powerful solutions for her clients.

At Keller Postman, Ruth has put her litigation background to work, assisting in the fact development of cases through e-discovery. Currently, she is involved in the review and classification of an extremely large document production from Amazon, documenting ways Amazon’s price-setting policies damage its sellers. In this context, Ruth has conducted intensive reviews of produced documents, digging deep to find the ‘smoking guns’ and helping to direct the fact patterns used for depositions and trial.

Before joining Keller Postman, Ruth was the sole practitioner at her own small law firm, specializing in civil litigation. Though her cases have involved everything from government and Constitutional claims to pro bono representation for low-income family law matters, Ruth has focused on landlord-tenant issues. Very early in her career, Ruth was lead counsel in a discrimination case against a HUD tenant and her children that ended with the largest family status discrimination award in Jefferson County at that time. Since then, Ruth has continued to advocate in the courts and at the state legislature for the rights and needs of Colorado’s low-income tenants and families. In addition to her civil practice, Ruth has over seventeen years of experience performing document reviews and assisting in fact development for some of the biggest law firms in Colorado.

In addition to her legal work, Ruth has spent considerable time at the Colorado State Legislature, advocating for student rights as an undergraduate and for the rights of low-income tenants during and after her time in law school. Working through REACT (the Renter Education Association for Colorado Tenants), a non-profit she started with some low-income tenants, Ruth’s contributions were instrumental in achieving the passage of the Implied Warranty of Habitability in Colorado in 2008, an effort that was finally accomplished after thirty years of advocacy by tenants and legislators. While an undergraduate member of the Colorado Student Association, a student group that advocates for student rights in Colorado, Ruth was involved in two successful efforts in consecutive years to achieve tuition buy-downs to keep in-state tuitions from rising.

Ruth earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She was involved in the Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association and received the Scholastic Excellence Award for her top place in the study of Administrative Law. Ruth attended Metropolitan State College [now University] of Denver, earning Bachelor of Arts degrees in both English and History through the honors program. Her numerous awards during that time included the Joan of Arc award for advocacy. She was also awarded the Candy Lee Osgood scholarship for her creative writing in 1993 and took second place in the Writes of Spring writing contest in 1999.


  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • B.A., Metropolitan State University of Denver