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Michael Paul Ruttle

About me

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

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 85%
  2. General Practice: 15%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Charles Sun-Ho Lee

    I endorse this lawyer and find myself calling him for his opinion and guidance very frequently.


    Charles Lee
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  • Joseph Patrick Ursic

    Mike has quickly become the go-to attorney on immigration. I recently sent a client to him and she was extremely satisfied and reassured after her consultation with Mike. I would highly recommend Mike!


    Joseph Ursic Business Attorney
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Contact info

Ruttle Law, P.C.

22939 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA, 90505


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Summa Cum Laude (Top 5%)Whittier College School Of Law2012
Top 15 Oral AdvocatesPhillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyRuttle Law, PC2013 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Amira Al-Alami2013 - 2014
AttorneyOtten & Joyce, LLP2012 - 2014
Legal InternLaw Offices Of Gali Koren, PLC2012 - 2012
Certified Law ClerkAttorney General Of California2011 - 2011
Judicial Law ClerkOrange County Superior Court2011 - 2011
Law ClerkOrange County D.A.'S2010 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationGP Solo Magazine Committee2015 - 2016
American Bar AssociationGP SOLO Committee2015 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (California chapter)Member2013 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, International Law SectionMember2012 - Present
American Inns of CourtMember2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Family Green CardApproved
Change of StatusApproved
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Publication nameTitleDate
GLSA News BriefsLegal Plans for Niche Practices2015
ABA The Young LawyerFilling the "Mentor Gap" as a Solo Attorney2015
Family Advocate (ABA)To Market, to Market: Learning as You Go2015
GPSOLO - Vol. 32, Number 3Four Rookie Mistakes for Young Solos - and How to Recover2015
Levo League10 Ways to Stay Motivated During Your First Job (When There’s No End in Sight)2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawInternational LawJD - Juris Doctor2012
California State University, Long BeachTranslation & Interpretation StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Profile of International Home Buying 2015International Home Buyers2015
¡Ya Es Hora Ciudadanía!Naturalization2014
El Día de Los DreamersDeferred Action2012