Beau Ruff, JD*, LL.M.

Beau Ruff is President and Director of Planning where he presides over day-to-day operations and assists clients with invaluable guidance in the areas of estate planning, business planning and taxation strategy.

Coming from Leavy, Schultz, Davis & Ruff, P.S.* in 2016, Beau is passionate about supporting the unique financial and business needs of Cornerstone’s clients and focuses on advanced financial planning at Cornerstone.


Education: Beau graduated from Gonzaga University with a BA in Biology and a minor in religious studies. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University School of Law and then his Master of Laws in Taxation from University of Washington School of Law.


Military Service: After graduating law school, Beau joined the U.S. Army as an attorney in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He served for four years, including a year-long deployment to Iraq for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. During his time in the army, he also focused his talents in providing estate planning for soldiers, retirees, and their families. Beau continues to serve in the Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel in the J.A.G. Corps.


Interests: Beau was born and raised in the Tri-Cities area and continues to be an active member of the community. He grew up working for his father at Ruff’s Giant Burgers. Beau is also a columnist for the Tri-City Area Journal of Business, The Senior Times, and Inspired Living Magazine. Beau is married to Diana, and they have two young children.


*Licensed, not practicing. Leavy, Schultz, Davis & Ruff, P.S. is not affiliated with Cornerstone Wealth Strategies or LPL Financial.