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  • Rutan partners ranked as Best Lawyers of America for 2018:

    Randall M. Babbush
    Robert S. Bower
    Thomas G. Brockington
    Michael T. Hornak
    Richard K. Howell
    John B. Hurlbut, Jr
    Paul F. Marx
    Richard Montevideo
    James L. Morris
    Steven A. Nichols
    Ash Pirayou
    Hans Van Ligten

  • Several Rutan & Tucker partners have been selected as Southern California Super Lawyers for 2018:

    Clifford Frieden
    Michael Hornak
    Lindsay Hulley
    Philip Kohn
    Joel Kuperberg
    Gloria Lee
    Paul Marx
    James Morris
    Patrick Munoz
    Steven Nichols
    Ira Rivin
    Michael Rubin
    Brian Sinclair
    Maria Stearns
  • The following are Rutan's California Rising Stars ranked by Super Lawyers of California for 2017:

    Jennifer Farrell
    Megan Garibaldi
    Justine Kastan
    Vijay Pai
    Brandon Sylvia
    Proud Usahacharoenporn

Firm Overview


Rutan & Tucker’s lawyers are widely known as the best and most effective attorneys in California.  Rutan recruits top lawyers from the finest law schools around the country. As a result, Rutan is staffed with attorneys of the highest caliber who provide the most sophisticated legal services available today.  Rutan’s commitment to excellence and value set us apart from other top firms, and enable us to meet the challenge of obtaining the desired results for our clients at the best possible cost.

Today, Rutan & Tucker’s practice extends nationwide, while maintaining our connection to the fabric of California. Rutan & Tucker continues to distinguish itself as one of California’s largest full-service law firms, as it has for decades, with a significant presence in both Silicon Valley and Orange County.

Rutan & Tucker represents a broad spectrum of clients, from major multinational corporations and financial institutions to family-owned businesses and private individuals; from high technology and industrial enterprises to agricultural firms; from real estate developers to governmental agencies, educational institutions, and charities. The firm’s practice extends throughout the United States and includes both the representation of foreign companies doing business in the United States and domestic companies engaged in activities abroad.

Our attorneys come from more than thirty law schools nationwide. Many graduated Order of the Coif or Phi Beta Kappa, were the editors of law reviews or held judicial clerkships. The accomplishments of our attorneys reflect the quality of Rutan & Tucker. Rutan attorneys teach law school classes and professional education courses. Many Rutan lawyers hold significant positions in trade, charitable and civic organizations. The firm’s tradition is one of fresh, strategic thinking and going forward, we will continue to make history with a continued commitment to excellence and integrity for many decades to come.

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