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Born and raised in Hoquiam, Washington, John P Rutledge is licensed in California and Nevada. He received a B.A. in Philosophy from Loyola Marymount University, a J.D. cum laude from the Howard University School of Law, and a Master of Laws degree in Real Property Development from the University of Miami.


John is an AV peer-review rated attorney licensed to practice law in Nevada and California. He is listed in the BEST ATTORNEYS IN AMERICA directory, and has served as exclusive transactional counsel for a huge real estate portfolio and multiple publicly traded corporations, and has represented a foreign nation-state in its negotiations for the television reality series SURVIVOR: Palau.  He has large-firm experience and has done in-depth legal work for, and protected and enforced the intellectual property rights of, famous musicians and several of the world’s largest software companies. Clients have ranged from state governors and High Chiefs to farmers and fishermen, from high-net-worth individuals to mom-and-pop ventures, and from huge land owners and developers to upstarts and established small businesses.


John is biographically profiled in Marquis’ recent editions of Who’s Who in American Law and "The Harbor: A Culture of Success." In his younger days, he represented the U.S.A. in Europe and Asia as a 2-time member of the PNAC Cross Country Team.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
    16 years
  2. Real Estate: 40%
    16 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 8%
    16 years
  4. Corporate: 2%
    16 years



Hourly ($500/hour)

Payment types:

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    I have worked with John Rutledge on a number of matters and find him to be a very practical and insightful attorney.


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Contact info

Rutledge Law Center Ltd.

320 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV, 89701


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateBrooke * Shaw * Zumpft2006 - 2009
Associate AttorneyLerman Law Partners LLP2005 - 2006
Legal CounselKoror State Government2003 - 2005
AssociateDonahue Gallagher Woods LLP2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nevada Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
California Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Los Angeles Daily JournalEffective Legal Writing2002
California Real Estate Journal• GO CONDO: The Rise & Fall & Rise Again of Common Interest Ownership2001
DGGW: Developments in the LawSign at the “X”: The Importance of Writings2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawReal Property DevelopmentLL.M - Master of Laws1998
Howard University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Loyola Marymount UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Negotiating Commercial LeasesDrafting Commercial Leases2009