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David Frank Rutledge Jr

Car accident Attorney at Lafayette, LA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as David Rutledge, David F. Rutledge

Licensed for 11 years

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    Car accidents and Truck accidents

    12 years

  2. Employment and labor
    Discrimination, Sexual harassment, breach of contract, non compete agreements, severance packages, wrongful termination.

    12 years

  3. Personal injury
    Offshore accidents, Maritime law, Slip and Fall accidents, All accidents resulting in an injury to you or your family member.

    12 years


David Rutledge started his legal career by working for the Honorable Judge Richard Haik of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana and the Honorable Judge Ellis Daigle at the 27th Judicial District Court in Opelousas, Louisiana. David then worked for a prominent firm in Lafayette prior to opening his own legal practice.


David primarily practices law in the areas of Personal Injury, Employment Law, Contracts, Maritime/Offshore Injuries, and Defective Products. David graduated from Loyola New Orleans College of Law in 2010 earning his Juris Doctorate in both Common and Civil Law.


While in law school, David participated in Mock Trial and Moot Court. Prior to graduating law school, David attended Tulane University before transferring to and graduating from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a B.A. in Political Science and English. David was also a proud member of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Ragin Cajuns Football Team.

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Licensed for 11 years
State LA
Status Eligible to Practice Law
Acquired 2011
Updated 02/18/2023

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

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David Rutledge, LLC
330 Settlers Trace Blvd Ste A
Lafayette, LA, 70508-6094


5.0 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Kellie | February 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyer
David Rutledge is incredibly professional, diligent and responsive. He took the time to explain everything to me and reassured me of what was to come. He is quick to respond back and checked in often to exchange updates. I would Highly recommend David if you are looking for a Dedicated Lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wrongful Termination / Employment Law
After the shock of being released by my employer the disappointment, anger and confusion from a long and successful management career ending, David Rutledge started working my case the day I called. His professional and personal approach resolved my employment issue quickly and to my personal satisfaction. Mr. Rutledge was always available and kept me in the “loop” throughout. Not many attorneys would even accept a “Wrongful Termination” case. David Rutledge not only accepted my word, he amicably negotiated on my behalf to ensure I received a release better to my favor. Thank you David Rutledge.
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Posted by Chuck | January 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
David is an excellent attorney. He helped me navigate through a labor dispute and was professional and thorough throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing assistance with any legal advice. He's an awesome guy to have on your side!!
Posted by Toni | September 16, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent !
I felt compelled to write this review even prior to even retaining Mr Rutledge as counsel. My call to.h was at 12:12 p.m., during lunch hour. My inquiry to his staff immediately led to speAking with Me Mr Rutledge himself after about a 30 second hold. This man is extremely dedicated to his practice and made it apparent, and even more so to potential clients. I am extremely impressed with his dedication. I'm today a "hurry up and wait" & "he will call you back" , he definitely is a breath of fresh air and gives hope in humanity after all!
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Posted by Angela | April 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I knew I liked David from the first call I received, I did not speak to a receptionist or paralegal, I spoke with him.. It was so nice to actually explain my situation to him and not a middle man. Also met and spoke with him and he explained everything in detail. Any questions he is just a call or email away, and always gets back with you asap. Would definitely recommend!
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Posted by huey | March 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
personal injury
I consulted with, and immediately retained his services. He was thorough with info and advice. He is very honest and does what he says he will do, no delays, or excuses. He doesn't reach for the unreachable.
Posted by Carla Carriere | March 6, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
So Very Helpfull!
David, was wonderful, just a phone call away, very prompt and knowledgeable in employment law. Helped me resolve my issue with just a phone consultation. Would definently recommend him for your needs.
Posted by Kasie | February 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I would definitely recommend David Rutledge. He handled my legal issue quickly and thoroughly. David kept me apprised of the status and I felt comfortable knowing that he was taking care of things.
Posted by John | November 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Responsive and Knowledgeable Regarding LA Employment Law
I recently hired Mr. Rutledge for help with employment contracts. Mr. Rutledge was very thorough in reviewing and providing necessary guidance regarding specifics dealing with LA employment law. I would very much recommend him in dealing with employment issues.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of David F. Rutledge
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • LCB Law Firm
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • United States District Court, Western District Of Louisiana
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Louisiana 27th Judicial District Court- Opelousas
  • 2010 - 2011
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  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Louisiana, Lafayette
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
  • Tulane University
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • Slip and Fall
  • $270,000
  • Car Accident
  • 220,000
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • 20,000
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  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Lafayette Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 TOP 40 LAWYERS UNDER 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice 2016 Personal Injury
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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  • Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now
  • Updated Discriminaition and Harassment in the Workplace
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now
  • Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Other
"David has provided accurate and insightful responses to inquiries here on AVVO. It shows that he understands his practice area and is a solid attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David was amazing to work with. He was professional, courteous, and assertive. We appreciated his expertise and input, and our firm would work with him again in a heartbeat."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Lafayette Car accident Lawyer David Frank Rutledge Jr
David Frank Rutledge Jr
Car accident Attorney
Lafayette, LA
Licensed for 11 years
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