ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, Nov. 23, 2010 – Distinguished attorney John Hurlbut, a senior partner at Rutan & Tucker, LLP, is a recipient of the Orange County/Long Beach Region of the Anti-Defamation League’s 2010 Marcus Kaufman Jurisprudence Award.
The prize is named after Justice Marcus Kaufman, the 103rd Justice of the California Supreme Court and a champion of civil rights. It is given annually to those attorneys who make very significant contributions to their communities and to the legal profession. The award presentation took place at The Island Hotel in Newport Beach.
Hurlbut became a partner at Rutan in 1970, and has been practicing business litigation at the firm since graduating from Stanford Law School in 1964. He is a former managing partner of the firm. He was the Orange County Bar Association’s Harmon G. Scoville Award recipient in 2003 and the Orange County Public Law Center’s 2007 Attorney of the Year. He was named one of the nation’s best commercial litigators in the November 2009 Corporate Counsel edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
For ten decades, the Anti-Defamation League has been our nation's premier civil rights and human relations organization, fighting anti-Semitism and bigotry of all kinds. Through education, legislation, inter-group dialogue and the monitoring of extremist groups, ADL seeks to create a community free from hate and bigotry. About Rutan & Tucker, LLP
Rutan & Tucker is California's largest full-service law firm headquartered in Orange County, California with offices in Costa Mesa and Palo Alto. Primary practice areas include corporate and securities law, business and real estate litigation, labor and employment law, intellectual property, real estate, government and regulatory law, land use law, bankruptcy, condemnation and property valuation, environmental law, and taxation and estate planning. Detailed information about the firm is available at www.rutan.com.