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Marshall Rutter, J. D.

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Los Angeles and PasadenaFamily Lawyer
Law Office Of Marshall A. Rutter, A Professional Corporation
I was a founding member of a prestigious Century City law firm of thirty business lawyers. After 37 years with that firm, I resigned from it in December 2010 and opened my own office. I now limit my practice to family law, particularly marital dissolution cases involving substantial estates and difficult business or property valuation problems. Although I am experienced in trying these matters, I actively seek amicable and expeditious resolution through mediation and negotiated settlements.

I have many decades of experience providing high quality, sophisticated litigation and pre-litigation support across a broad spectrum of legal disciplines. My dispute resolution expertise includes not only trials before judges and juries, but also before a wide range of alternative dispute resolution forums.

I practice all areas of family law, including dissolution of marriage, termination of domestic partnerships, evaluation and division of community property, confirmation of separate property, child custody, visitation, child and spousal suport.

I prepare a large number of premarital agreements which are very important for mature couples who wish to define their respective property and support rights during and after marriage.

I offer a half-hour free consultation to prospective clients so that we can become acquainted and decide if we are right for one another in a professional relationship.

While my main office is in Pasadena, I maintain a branch office in Century City in which I can meet and serve Westside clients.
Bio
I was born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania and attended school there. I went to England for a year of post-high school education and returned to Amherst College and Penn Law School. I married and came to Californiia where I have lived for many decades. I have three grown children.

My interests are in sports and classical music, particularly choral music. I actively support the Los Angeles Master Chorale and other arts organizations.

I live in Pasadena and love its beauty and community spirit. My wife and I are members of All Saints Episcopal Church and belong to the Valley Hunt Club, founder of the Rose Parade.
Practice Areas
 Contract Disputes  Negligence
 COVID-19-Related Legal Help  Online / Video Legal Consultation
 Divorce  Personal Injury
Certifications
 Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Education/Training
B.S., Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts
J. D., Universitty of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Memberships
American Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Beverly Hills Bar Association
Pasadena Bar Association
Bar Admissions
All California courts, state and fedearl
Free Consultation
Yes
Location
70 S. Lake Ave.
Suite 810
PasadenaCA 91101
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