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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firm 13093 US basic M E25Rutan partners ranked as Best Lawyers of America for 2018:

Randall M. Babbush
Thomas G. Brockington
Richard K. Howell
Paul F. Marx
Richard Montevideo
James L. Morris
Steven A. Nichols
Jeffrey Oderman
Ash Pirayou
Ira G. Rivin
Brian Sinclair
Hans Van Ligten

The following are Rutan’s California Rising Stars ranked by Super Lawyers of California for 2018:

Tonissa Agajanian
Brian Berggren
Jennifer Farrell
Alan Fenstermacher
Kelly Galligan
Megan Garibaldi
Justine Kastan
Andrew Lamming
Christina McSparron
Vijay Pai
Brandon Sylvia
Proud Usahacharoenporn

Several Rutan & Tucker attorneys have been selected as California Super Lawyers for 2018:

John Antracoli
William Eliopoulos
Clifford Frieden
Michael Hornak
Lindsay Hulley
Philip Kohn
Joel Kuperberg
Gloria Lee
Paul Marx
James Morris
Patrick Munoz
Steven Nichols
Ira Rivin
Scott Rogers
Michael Rubin
Brian Sinclair
Maria Stearns