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John B. Hurlbut, Jr.

T: (714) 641-3428

John has been practicing business litigation at Rutan & Tucker since graduating from Stanford Law School in 1964. John became a partner in 1970 and during his career has headed the firm’s Trial Section and been Managing Partner of the firm. He has state and federal court litigation experience for corporate, partnership, and individual clients in real estate, corporate, partnership, commercial and business tort matters.  John is a member of Rutan & Tucker’s Financial Practices Group.  He serves as Co-General Counsel for the firm. 


  • Rutter Group – Provisional Remedies

Memberships & Associations

  • American Bar Association (Litigation Section)
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Federal Bar Association, Orange County Chapter
  • Orange County Bar Association (Business Litigation Section)
  • Board of Directors, Orange County Bar Association (1981-1984)
  • Board of Directors, Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund (1999-2003)
  • Board of Directors, Orange County Bar Association Masters Division  
  • Board of Directors, Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Orange County Chapter), (2000-2002)


  • Director and Past President, Orange County Bar Foundation
  • Stanford & Stanford Law School support groups

Awards & Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2018

        Best Lawyers Award Badge

  • Southern California "Super Lawyer" 2006-2012
  • Orange County Bar Association Harmon G. Scoville Award recipient, 2003
  • Public Law Center Attorney of the Year, 2007
  • Anti-Defamation League Marcus Kaufman Jurisprudence Award, 2010
  • Orange County Bar Association Franklin G. West Award recipient, 2012 
  • AV® Preeminent™ rating with LexisNexis/Martindale Hubbell