Kenneth G. Ruttenberg

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

The Ruttenberg Law Firm, P.C.
1901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1020
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310-979-7080
Fax: 310-207-4033
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (30%), Construction Litigation: Consumer (30%), Employment & Labor: Employee (20%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%), Real Estate: Consumer (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Ken Ruttenberg concentrates his practice on the area of civil litigation, prosecuting and defending cases involving a wide range of matters such as personal injuries, construction defects, mold claims, business torts, and sexual harassment and discrimination, and insurance bad faith. He also practices in the area of real estate law with a particular focus on condominium law and claims of nondisclosure against sellers.

In 1989, Ken Ruttenberg graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts. He went on to receive his J.D. from Loyola Law School, where he served on the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. Ken Ruttenberg is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

In recent years, Ken Ruttenberg has helped clients in the Southern California area recover significant sums for their claims, including settlements and judgments in amounts ranging from several hundred thousand dollars to more than $2 million. He holds an AV-Preeminent* peer-reviewed rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

As a seasoned litigator, Ken Ruttenberg relishes sharing his knowledge and experience by lecturing on topics in his areas of practice and through articles published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal. He provides legal services on a pro bono basis to a local homeowners association and is a member of the board of directors for the American Youth Soccer Organization Region 76.


Practice Areas
  • 30%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 30%Construction Litigation: Consumer
  • 20%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Real Estate: Consumer
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Construction Defects, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Animal Bites, Assault, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022

About Kenneth G. Ruttenberg

Admitted: 1993, California

Professional Webpage:

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Pelton-Shepherd, etc. v. Delta Packaging Products, Inc. (2008) 165 Cal.App.4th 1568, 2008; Epic Medical, etc. v. Paquette (2015) 2015 Cal.App. LEXIS 1193.

Representative Clients

  • Ken Ruttenberg represents people who have suffered serious personal injuries and families who have lost a loved one to a wrongful death. He also advocates for people who have suffered illegal employment issues, including  sexual harassment and discrimination, as well as those who have disputes in business or with HOAs, construction companies, or insurance companies.


  • $295,000 Settlement - Breach of Contract
  • $1 Million Settlement - Personal Injury
  • Insurance bad faith claim for $543,000
  • $1.14 Million Arbitration Award for a homeowner in a Construction Defect case.
  • $341,000 Settlement - Breach of Contract
  • $250,000 Settlement - Assault & Battery
  • $2,078,000 Settlement - Construction defect claim involving 45-unit apartment complex, 2016
  • Auto accident case for $100,000 (policy limits)
  • $470,000 Settlement - Medical Malpractice
  • $550,000 Settlement - Car Accident
  • $245,000 Settlement - Dispute against HOA
  • $230,000 Settlement - Dispute against HOA
  • Premises liability case for $375,000
  • $250,000 Settlement - Sexual Harassment
  • $195,000 Settlement - Premises Liability
  • $1.6 Million Settlement on behalf of 7 homeowners in Construction Defect case

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 1993


  • AV-Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubble

Educational Background

  • University of California at San Diego, B.A., 1989

Pro bono/Community Service

  • AYSO, Region 76, Coach
  • Legal Services to Homeowners Association in Inglewood (former)
  • Beverly Hills Little League, Coach

Bar/Professional Activity

  • California State Bar
  • Provisors
  • Santa Monica Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Industry Groups

  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Construction Defects
  • Meals And Rest Breaks
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Overtime
  • Personal Injury
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Train Accidents
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Wage And Benefits
  • Workplace Discrimination
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Death Car Accidents
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Office Location for Kenneth G. Ruttenberg

1901 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 1020
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Phone: 310-979-7080

Fax: 310-207-4033

Last Updated: 6/25/2021

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