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Peter Scott Rukin

Employment and labor Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 25 years
    California - CA 28 years
    Illinois - IL 32 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1998
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1991
    Retired No misconduct found

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About Peter

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As a partner with San Francisco's Rukin Hyland Doria & Tindall LLP, Peter Rukin represents Bay Area clients in a wide array of complex litigation matters, including employment, wage and hour, and business disputes. Mr. Rukin has built a reputation as a thoughtful and strong advocate for his clients, whatever their disputes may be.

Mr. Rukin specializes in complex litigation, with a focus on wage and hour and equal employment opportunity claims. Since 2003, as class counsel he has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of thousands of California employees and consumers. Peter also represents clients with respect to their individual employment law claims, including claims for discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, breach of contract, whistleblower retaliation, and mass layoff/ WARN Act violations.


Mr. Rukin received his B.A. from the University of Illinois in 1988, and his law degree from New York University School of Law in 1991. He is admitted to practice law in California, Illinois and New York, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Rukin has received the peer-rated distinction of AV-Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.


Mr. Rukin frequently writes and speaks on various employment law and litigation-related topics. He is co-author of the employee litigation chapter in the CEB treatise California Wage and Hour Law and Litigation, and has written numerous articles on employment issues in national and state bar publications. He is currently a member of the executive committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and a past member and advisor to the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the California State Bar. He is also a member of the San Francisco Regional Board of the New Israel Fund.

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Rukin Hyland & Riggin LLP
201 Mission Street #1250
San Francisco, CA, 94105

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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2014
Highly Recommended Employment Attorney
When I first contacted Peter at Rukin Hyland Doria & Tindall LLP I did not quite know what to expect in an employment dispute. He was very skilled, experienced and genuinely cared about me and my experience surrounding the situation. Peter is very professional, knowledgeable, connected and most importantly, he responded promptly to all communications with me. Throughout the situation, he ensured the necessary accommodations for me were made and I felt very safe, comfortable and was very pleased with the outcome and resolve. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing an attorney regarding employment issues.
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Posted by Adam | June 23, 2014
Foresight and Expertise
I engaged with Rukin Hyland Doria & Tindall LLP not to help solve a problem, but to ensure my ability to avoid one. The expertise of Peter Rukin specifically, complemented by that of the firm, was extremely valuable in providing me with the tools required to successfully navigate the situation. Their professionalism with respect to each nuance of the situation, including the time-sensitive nature of it, is very appreciated.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rukin Hyland Doria & Tindall LLP
  • 2003 - Present


  • New York University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Illinois
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kairy v. SuperShuttle
  • preliminary approval hearing scheduled for 6/13/14


  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2008 - 2011

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Northern California List
  • SuperLawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Fellow
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Northern California List
  • SuperLawyers Magazine
  • 2013
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Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the good luck to work with Peter on a number of complex cases. Peter is an excellent lawyer: smart, creative and deeply committed to his clients. I enthusiastically recommend him to anyone looking for an employment lawyer."
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San Francisco Employment and labor Lawyer Peter Scott Rukin
Peter Scott Rukin
Employment and labor Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 32 years