Meet Our Attorneys

Dermer Appel Ruder's attorneys are dedicated to providing the highest levels of commitment to the legal needs of our clients, their families, and businesses. With over 75 years of legal experience, our partnership-based philosophy doesn't just generate positive outcomes, it also helps to make the legal processes more transparent and inclusive for all.

Stephen Dermer | Partner

As a partner of Dermer Appel Ruder, Stephen has tried numerous cases to jury verdict in both federal and state court. His practice focuses on serious personal injury litigation, including wrongful death, product liability, professional liability, transportation and premises liability, as well as construction litigation.

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Adam L. Appel | Partner

Adam is a trial attorney with over 25 years of civil litigation experience. His practice includes defending cases involving personal injury litigation arising from premises liability, products liability, construction site accidents, commercial and personal auto accidents and various other torts.

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Kim M. Ruder | Partner

Kim Ruder is a trial attorney with more than 15 years of experience in civil litigation experience. Her practice focuses on a wide variety of litigation matters, including medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury, premises liability, automobile and trucking litigation and commercial litigation matters.

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Matthew A. Ericksen, Sr. | Associate

Matthew has been serving the legal needs of his clients since his admission to the Bar in 2009. His practice primarily focuses on the defense of cases involving claims of personal injury and property damage arising from premises, product, trucking and auto, and construction litigation.

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Taryn Haumann | Associate

Taryn works alongside Adam Appel and Kim Ruder focusing on a wide variety of litigation matters. Her practice includes defending cases involving personal injury litigation arising from premises liability, commercial and personal auto accidents, civil rights claims, employment discrimination litigation, and medical malpractice.

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Sarah White | Associate

Sarah’s practice includes general liability and civil litigation focusing in personal injury, premises liability, trucking and auto litigation, and construction litigation.

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Daimon Carter | Associate

Daimon is a trial attorney who works with Adam Appel and Kim Ruder in litigating a wide variety of civil matters. His practice areas include premises liability, automobile and trucking litigation, medical malpractice, civil rights and employment, and products liability claims.

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