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Legal Expertise You Can Rely On

Legal Expertise You Can Rely On

Legal Expertise You Can Rely OnLegal Expertise You Can Rely On

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Based in San Diego, California, Thomas Drew Rutledge, Esq., is a sole practitioner dedicated to providing high quality legal services to clients in California. For more than 20 years, Mr. Rutledge has successfully committed his experience and resources to help ensure his clients receive the highest quality legal services. He specializes in Employment, Personal Injury, Landlord-Tenant, and Family Law.

Reasons Why Clients Choose Thomas D. Rutledge

When facing challenging circumstances in these critical areas, you need an attorney who is experienced, and provides effective legal representation and thoughtful advice – at an affordable price. Mr. Rutledge relies on his extensive legal experience to ensure his clients have a thorough and realistic assessment of their case. Clients turn to the Law Offices of Thomas D. Rutledge because of his:

  • Personalized attention, from start to finish
  • Proven track record of results
  • Detailed and meticulous preparation in his cases
  • Trust and respect, evidenced by referrals and repeat clients
  • Reasonable fee structure (often on a contingency basis)

Mr. Rutledge is solution-oriented and understands the importance of developing a successful strategy to achieve a client’s desired goal. He knows when it is best to mediate, negotiate or go to trial if necessary. He works hard to push every case to completion because he cares about clients, understands the hardships and uncertainties they are facing, and is determined to protect their rights.

A competent litigator, Mr. Rutledge provides sharp, assertive representation in court. His track record of successful verdicts, monetary recoveries, referrals, and repeat clients speak for themselves.

A Unique Background as a Navy JAG

Mr. Rutledge launched his legal career in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, representing sailors in a variety of capacities. He started a private practice in Los Angeles, California, working for a large firm, and later moved his business to San Diego.

Today, his practice is primarily devoted to representing employees in wage-and-hour, whistle-blowing, wrongful termination and sexual harassment disputes in the state of California. He also practices landlord-tenant law, representing landlord or tenants in eviction matters.

Additionally, Mr. Rutledge provides family law services – including dissolution, spousal support, child custody and child support cases – primarily to current or former military service members. The remainder of his practice is devoted to general personal injury, civil rights, and collections matters representing injured victims in automobile accidents, slip-and-fall cases, and wrongful death actions.

On a Personal Note …

Mr. Rutledge grew up in the Boston area of Massachusetts, and is big fan of the New England Patriots. As a San Diego resident, he also follows the San Diego Chargers. When he is not litigating, he enjoys attending professional networking events, working out at the gym, and riding his motorcycle. He is people-oriented and takes a personalized, casual approach with his clients so he can fully understand their unique challenges and desired goals. That is because he is committed to producing winning results.

For more information, or to schedule a free 30-minute consultation, please call Mr. Rutledge at 619-886-7224 or email him at