Gerritt A. Rutgers

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Redwood City, CA

Attorney at Law
 | 600 Allerton St., Suite 201
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: 650-569-3600
Fax: 650-368-5736
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

The founder of his own firm located in Redwood City, California, Gerritt A. Rutgers focuses his practice exclusively on criminal defense. Providing representation to clients throughout San Mateo County and other parts of the state, he assists people who have been charged by the state with misdemeanors or felonies. The types of matters that Mr. Rutgers has appeared on behalf of his clients in have included driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, drug possession and distribution, homicide and other capital offenses, burglary, theft, assault and battery, and other charges. Mr. Rutgers also has experience in providing defense representation to juveniles, and he handles the expungements of criminal convictions. While he is a forceful advocate in front of judges and juries, he has obtained numerous favorable results by negotiating plea agreements with prosecutors.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Rutgers attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where he majored in psychology and English and received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in 1985. He then pursued a legal education at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, where he participated in several moot court competitions. While he was in law school, Mr. Rutgers served an externship with a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of San Francisco. He was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1989, and he became admitted to practice before all California state courts in the following year.

Mr. Rutgers has been certified as a specialist in criminal law by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California. Before entering private practice, he was a deputy public defender with the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office. His professional memberships include the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (100%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Expungement, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Probation, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Expungement, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Probation, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2005

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About Gerritt Rutgers

Admitted: 1990, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.gerrittarutgers.com/about/

Honors/Awards:

  • “Super Lawyer”, San Francisco Magazine

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist in Criminal Law as recognized by the California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified law student in the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The California Public Defender's Association
  • The California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association
  • San Mateo County Bar Association

Educational Background:

  • University of the Pacific, B.A., 1985, with honors
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Office Location for Gerritt A. Rutgers

600 Allerton St.
Suite 201
Redwood City, CA 94063

Phone: 650-569-3600

Fax: 650-368-5736

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Last Updated: 11/29/2018

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