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About Rutan & Tucker

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. Rutan’s roots trace back to 1906.

Additional info
Year of establishment 1906 Number of Partners 93
Number of offices 2 Partner:associate ratio 1.80
Biggest office Costa Mesa Percentage of women attorneys 14.50
Number of attorneys 150 Percentage of minority attorneys 12.70
Number of associates 51 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 0.70
Area of practice

Rutan & Tucker practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • General Litigation Practice In All State And Federal Courts Municipal Law
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate And Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Securities
  • Labor And Employment
  • Taxation
  • Trusts And Estates
  • Probate
  • Environmental Law And Land Use Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Construction Law
  • Public Finance
  • Water Rights
  • Education Law
  • Insurance
  • Commercial Law
  • Banks And Banking
  • Bankruptcy And Creditors Rights
Awards and recognitions

Rutan & Tucker LLP Attorney Michael Rubin Receives Coveted John B. Hurlbut, Jr. Award
Rutan & Tucker, LLP Honored As A 2013 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firm
Paralegal Dennis Nakata Of Rutan & Tucker, LLP Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Rutan & Tucker, LLP's E-Discovery Professional is Awarded CEDS Certification After Passing Rigorous Examination
Rutan & Tucker, LLP Receives "End of Year" Annual Award 2011 from DealMakers Monthly


Rutan & Tucker recruits, retains and promotes talented professionals from a variety of backgrounds and skill sets, resulting in a culture that thrives on a variety of perspectives. Diversity is a valued and important part of our culture and our community. Our work environment is characterized by respect for others, encouragement for all to excel and equal opportunity for everyone.

Recognizing the significant benefits and value of a diverse work force, Rutan & Tucker is committed to increasing the diversity of our law firm in a manner that promotes the firm's core values of excellence, teamwork, and integrity. As the largest full-service law firm based in Orange County, California, Rutan has played an active role in the County's maturation into a world-class metropolitan area that reflects the richness of California's cultural diversity. We strive to achieve that same result within our law firm, acknowledging that diversity benefits our firm, our clients, and our community.

Summer associate program

New associates (both from law school and laterals) will be assigned a peer mentor. This assignment will formally remain in place for two years with the expectation that an informal relationship would continue indefinitely. All associates will also be assigned a partner mentor. Both the peer mentor and the partner mentor will be identified from a pool of people who have volunteered to serve as a mentor. A peer mentor should be at least a third year associate who has been with the firm for at least two years. The role of a peer mentor is to provide new associates with someone near their experience level to whom the new associate will be comfortable bringing questions or issues. Those responsibilities will include setting goals for the relationship; establishing time commitments and logistics related to the relationship; providing practical information about day-to-day life as an attorney at Rutan &Tucker. The peer mentor will also act as a resource to answer questions regarding the firm and work assignments and will discuss the traditions and culture that make Rutan & Tucker special.

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Rutan & Tucker LOCATIONS


Rutan & Tucker Headquarters

611 Anton Boulevard ,
Suite 1400
Costa Mesa, CA


Rutan & Tucker Office

Five Palo Alto Square ,
3000 El Camino Real, Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA

650-320-1500 phone
650-320-9905 fax

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