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Howard Scott Rutten

Howard Scott Rutten

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Wrongful Termination, Business

About Me

The Rutten Law Firm, APC, is a top wrongful termination and employment law firm in California.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Employment & Labor: 60%
    21 years
  2. Wrongful Termination: 30%
    21 years
  3. Business: 10%
    21 years



Contingent (25-45%), Free Consultation (90 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Michael P. Gerace

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Michael Gerace Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Marc Harris Garelick

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    Marc Garelick Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Rutten Law Firm, PC

4221 Coldwater Canyon Avenue
Studio City, CA, 91604




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Merit ScholarGolden Gate Univiersity School of Law1991
Law ReviewGolden Gate University School of Law1991

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderThe Rutten Law Firm, A Prof. Law Corp.2002 - Present
AttorneyZimmerman, Rosenfeld, Gersh & Leeds1997 - 2002
AttorneyMarshack & Goe LLP1996 - 1997
AttorneyKornfield, Paul & Bupp LLP1994 - 1996
Law ClerkHon. Leslie Tchaikovsky, US Bankruptcy Court Judge1992 - 1993
Judicial ExternHon. Pauil H. Alvarado, San Francisco County Supeior Court1991 - 1992


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1993 - 2010
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
$3.45 Million settlement for defamationsettled
$1 Million Transgender Sexual Harassment case settlementsettled
$950,000 whistleblower settlementsettled

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate Univ SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Arizona St UnivBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1989