Posted by Steven
JR is an experienced professional in all aspects of criminal law. John got me out of a huge debacle in Philadelphia where I was facing Definite jail time. Long & short Mr Rutkowski was able to find cracks in the case which led to a dismissal of all charges! John is a consummate professional who will work with you from beginning to end. With an ocean of lawyers in the tri state area John is king in my eyes. If you want the best look no further.
Posted by Kristina
I hired John to represent my daughter and her 4 children in Divorce/Custody case. At first, he seemed interested but as time went on, a very short period of time, she could see clearly that he was not all that interested. In the short period of time he was her attorney - an abusive husband who flew under the radar for 10 years got 50% time visitation - absolutely unheard of. He was NON supportive to my family when we needed legal support the most. He told my daughter on more than one occasion that he didn't have time to answer all her emails and texts. I'm sure he is a good criminal defense lawyer, but if you need a FAMILY lawyer - look elsewhere. I ended up retaining another attorney so the almost 4,000 we paid him was just flushed down the drain
Posted by Brandon Hall
I had a case that lasted 2 years with Mr. Rutkowski. During this time he never provided my discovery packet, although I repeatedly asked for it. He moved out of state without my knowledge. When my court date came around he made it very obvious that he had other business in PA where he moved. In the end, I received the same deal that I could have got on my own with a public defender. In my opinion, he will not fight for you in court and will only do what accommodates his life. I will say with certainty that he is not a good lawyer. What else can you expect from a former FHP officer?
Posted by anonymous
I put my faith in Mr. Rutkowski and I'm glad I did. He really invested himself into my case and everything worked out. He's also a pretty cool guy to chat with while waiting through hours of courtroom boredom.
Posted by anonymous
At first Mr. Rutkowski seemed very sympathetic to my plight. However, as time went on, he seemed less concerned about the outcome of my case. While I thought he was a very nice man, he seemed preoccupied with more important cases. He often traveled to other states in which he passed the bar, making it difficult to catch up with him. It was difficult to have papers reviewed when he was several states away. There were often long lags and poor follow-up. I felt that he didn't ask pertinent questions to me nor did he push for an ideal outcome. The self-confidence that he had upon first meeting seemed to have eroded. That is unfortunate, as I believe he is a good person. I think a lawyer who does not split time between far away states would be a better option.
Posted by anonymous
for almost 22 years i had an open bench warrant, these 22 years i had a lfe but was not living, being impressed by Mr Rutkowski's, website and track record of helping good people who blundered, i contacted Mr Rutkowski explained my situation, he immediately checked my background he noted it was an old case, he could advocate on my behalf and I might not have to attend the hearing, but could not determine an outcome of the case, the conversation alone with Mr Rutkowski gave me a gut feeling, this attorney could be trusted and would do his best to help me, Mr Rutkowski as a defence attorney was the best decision I made in my entire life, the cases was called up and dismissed, I hold Mr Rutkowski in high regard and will recommend him to all good people who had a brush with the law and had been brushed off. thanks Mr Rutkowski. May God bless you more and God bless the USA
Posted by Anthony
I really had my doubts at first but John did what he said he was going to do I am a Florida Resident who had a criminal case in Philadelphia, PA
John took my case and was totally successful getting everything cleared for me he has restored my faith in lawyers I would suggest to anyone reading this to give him a try he is a great lawyer :) thank you so much.
Posted by Lauren
John was an incredible lawyer. My fiance and I hired him for 2 - 10 year old dui cases and a possession case. After dealing with a lawyer that made my fiance and I feel like morons that didn't deserve his time he was a breath of fresh air. He took as much time as necessary to explain things to us to make sure we understood. He was never in a rush to stop talking to me even though I knew he had many other cases and I had questions for him everyday! He was always honest with us and made sure we understood what was going on and what could happen and what he was trying to have happen. He answered every phone call, email or text message quickly. He went to speak with my fiance while he was incarcerated which was very appreciated. I hope to never need to hire a lawyer again but if I do I'm glad we know John. As far as the outcome he got us better results then we could have hoped for. For 2 dui's he told us to expect 2 - 48 hour sentences and my fiance got 6-12 months probation. For the possession charge it was dismissed. Thanks again John!
Posted by Saad
I retained Mr. Rutkowski to represent my son who is a freshman at university in Philadelphia. My son was falsely accused of inappropriate conduct with a female student. Mr. Rutkowski, who I knew was a former police officer, talked to the detective assigned my son’s case and after to told her the true facts and showing her all the good work my son has completed she closed the case. I live out of state and was very worried for my son. Mr. Rutkowski returned my calls timely no matter how late I called. I highly recommend Mr. Rutkowski.
Posted by Mike
Was able to secure a not guilty verdict in my child molestation case.