Edward J. Rutyna

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Huntington Beach, CA

Attorney at Law
 | 16162 Beach Blvd., Suite 300
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone: 714-465-4430
Fax: 714-465-9153
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (60%),
  • Tax: Business (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Edward J. Rutyna is the founder and owner of Edward J. Rutyna, Attorney at Law, in Huntington Beach, California. A highly seasoned trial attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Rutyna focuses his practice almost exclusively on workers' compensation law and fighting on behalf of injured and disabled workers throughout Orange County and the surrounding areas of Southern California who seek their rightful benefits when they can no longer work.

Along with having tried more than 200 workers' compensation cases, he has successfully authored and presented more than 20 appellate briefs before the California courts of appeal. Through his efforts and successes for helping workers recover the compensation they deserve, he has become one of the leading workers' compensation attorneys in the region, and he has earned top ratings on Avvo and other peer- and client-reviewed sources for his impeccable professionalism and service.

A 1982 graduate of Boston College, Mr. Rutyna attended George Washington University National Law Center, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1985. The State Bar of California admitted him to practice in 1986, and he joined the Huntington Beach City Attorney’s Office, where he served two years as a deputy attorney. He then worked as an outside attorney, working on a contract basis until 2003 when he decided to further his education. He enrolled at Chapman University School of Law and earned his Master of Law degree in 2007.

Following this, Mr. Rutyna worked as an insurance defense attorney for two prominent insurance carriers. This experience provided him with invaluable insight into the industry, which helps him build the strongest cases possible for his plaintiff injury clients.

Along with maintaining a successful legal practice, Mr. Rutyna is currently a judge pro tem with the Long Beach District Office's Division of Workers’ Compensation. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section and has been involved in several homeowners' associations. He holds a Superb rating on Avvo for workers' compensation, and he has received numerous other awards for his professionalism and service.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Workers' Compensation (60%)

Tax (10%)

Personal Injury - General (10%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury

Employment Litigation (10%): Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Employment & Labor (10%): Employment Law - Employee, Sexual Harassment

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employee, Sexual Harassment

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2019

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About Edward Rutyna

Admitted: 1986, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.edwardjrutynaattorneyatlaw.com/attorney/edward-j...

Honors/Awards:

  • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell for over ten years., AV-rated, Martindale Hubbell, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California Lawyers Association- Member of workers' compensation, taxation, and employment law sections., 2018
  • Orange County Bar Association, member since 1986, Worker’s Compensation and Employment and Law Law  Sections Member., 2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Judge Pro Tempore- Orange County Municipal Court. Volunteer small claims and traffic court judge at Santa Ana venue of Orange County Municipal Court (now part of Orange County Superior Court)., 1996
  • Green Valley Recreational Homeowners Association- Vice-president (one term) and Board member (two terms)  on homeowners association covering 1,048 homes in Fountain Valley CA.
  • Pier Colony Homeowners Association- President (two terms) and vice-president (two terms) of a homeowners association in Huntington Beach CA during the period of construction defect litigation.
  • Volunteer Judge (Judge Pro Tempore), Division of Workers’ Compensation, Long Beach District Office
  • Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS)- Volunteer at Fountain Valley High School., 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Orange County Bar Association
  • Speaker at California Continuing Education of the Bar workers' compensation seminar., Speaker, California Continuing Education of the Bar, Legal, 1994
  • Taught workers' compensation law and procedure class in ABA-approved legal assistant program., Adjunct faculty member- Santa Ana College
  • Guest lecturer on California workers' compensation law for  industry training group., Insurance Education Association, Insurance, 2004

Educational Background:

  • Chapman University School of Law, Master of Laws, 2007, 2007
  • Boston College, B.A., College of Arts & Sciences, magna cum laude, 1982. Top 15% of class. Selected to International Honors Society in Economics., 1982
Office Location for Edward J. Rutyna

16162 Beach Blvd.
Suite 300
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Phone: 714-465-4430

Fax: 714-465-9153

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Last Updated: 5/23/2019

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