Michael Ruttle graduated summa cum laude (top 5%) from Whittier Law School in 2012, with a concentration in International & Comparative law. There, he served as President of the Moot Court Honors Board, and was a member of the Whittier Law Review. During law school, Michael participated in the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Portland, Oregon, where he was recognized as one of the top oral advocates. Michael graduated with a B.A. from California State University, Long Beach in 2006.
Prior to law school, Michael spent years living and working abroad. In Seville, Spain, Michael worked as a translator/interpreter where he worked with major international organizations, including NATO. In Costa Rica, Michael continued working as an interpreter, but also worked as a teacher and consultant to employers doing business with U.S. corporations.
Currently, Michael serves his clients with Business Entity Formation, Business Transactions (international & domestic), Immigration issues associated with those transactions, and protects consumers under the California Lemon Law. He is licensed to practice in all California courts, and is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association – International Law Section.
Michael lives with his wife in Redondo Beach, California where they both enjoy surfing, martial arts and playing music. A linguist at heart, Michael speaks fluent Spanish, is conversant in Portuguese, and currently studying Czech.
Languages spoken: Portuguese, Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Summa Cum Laude (Top 5%)||Whittier College School Of Law||2012|
|Top 15 Oral Advocates||Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition||2012|
|Principal Attorney||Ruttle Law, PC||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office of Amira Al-Alami||2013 - 2014|
|Attorney||Otten & Joyce, LLP||2012 - 2014|
|Legal Intern||Law Offices Of Gali Koren, PLC||2012 - 2012|
|Certified Law Clerk||Attorney General Of California||2011 - 2011|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Orange County Superior Court||2011 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Orange County D.A.'S||2010 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||GP Solo Magazine Committee||2015 - 2016|
|American Bar Association||GP SOLO Committee||2015 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (California chapter)||Member||2013 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association, International Law Section||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Inns of Court||Member||2012 - Present|
|ABA Young Lawyers Division publication||Syrian Migrants in 2015||2016|
|GLSA News Briefs||Legal Plans for Niche Practices||2015|
|ABA The Young Lawyer||Filling the "Mentor Gap" as a Solo Attorney||2015|
|Family Advocate (ABA)||To Market, to Market: Learning as You Go||2015|
|GPSOLO - Vol. 32, Number 3||Four Rookie Mistakes for Young Solos - and How to Recover||2015|
|Levo League||10 Ways to Stay Motivated During Your First Job (When There’s No End in Sight)||2015|
|Whittier College School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|California State University, Long Beach||Translation & Interpretation Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|