Thomas Drew Rutledge

Thomas Drew Rutledge

Employment / Labor Attorney
San Diego, CA




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About Me

I am a sole practitioner dedicated to providing excellent legal service to clients in San Diego and southern California. I started my career in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps representing sailors in a variety of capacities. I started private practice in Los Angeles, California working for a large firm. I later moved my business to San Diego where I have been ever since. My...

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Practice Areas

Payments & Fees

Payment Types

Cash, Check


Contingent (33%-45%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Hourly ($150-$250/hour), Retainer (Sometimes)

Client Reviews

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Great to work with.

Posted by: April 7 months ago.

Tom is honest, fair and gets everything done. He keeps you in the loop and lays all your options on the table. He gives you all the pros and cons and...

Bad news

Posted by: a client 9 months ago.

Very poor communication skills. He's dishonest and will tell you anything to get your money. He lied on how the process was. When I called him out on...
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Showing 2 of 7 peer endorsements

Michael S. Waddington
Michael Waddington

Evans, GA

9 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse Thomas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.
Brad Michael Micklin
Brad Micklin

Nutley, NJ

About 1 year ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Thomas Rutledge is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of...
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1999 License Status: Active for the state of California.
Last updated by Avvo: 02/26/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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1996 – 2002

U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps


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1995 JD - Juris Doctor in Law

Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law


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1990 Distinction in history.

University of Massachusetts, Boston


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2010- present Member

Consumer Attorneys of San Diego

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Showing 2 of 2 publications

2002 Alternatives to Covenants Not to Compete Can Aid Lawyers

Los Angeles Daily Journal

1995 How To File A Mechanics’ Lien Under the New Jersey Construction Lien Law

Temple Business Law Journal Vol. 1, Spring

Speaking Engagements

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2008 Taking Depositions in Employment Law Cases

at Taking Depositions in Employment Law Cases