Edward J. Rutyna

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Fountain Valley, California

Solution Law, APC
Edward J. Rutyna
Solution Law, APC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Employment Litigation, Workers' Compensation; view more

Licensed in California since: 1986

Education: The George Washington University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
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Solution Law, APC

16580 Harbor Blvd
Suite K
Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Visit website


Attorney Edward J. Rutyna is now with Solution Law in Fountain Valley, California where he is a member of a group of seasoned litigation attorneys. A highly seasoned trial attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Rutyna focuses his practice almost exclusively on  personal injury and workers' compensation law.

Along with having tried more than 200 workers' compensation cases as well as trying  civil cases in Superior Court, 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, an AV Pre-eminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell,  and other peer- and client-reviewed sources for his impeccable professionalism and service.

A 1982 magna cum laude  graduate of Boston College, Mr. Rutyna then studied at George Washington University National Law Center, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1985. After interning at the Huntington Beach City Attorney's office and admittance to  The State Bar of California in 1986, and he served as a Deputy City Attorney for two years. He then worked in private practice,  first with a now-defunct workers' compensation defense firm from 1988-1996 handling both workers' compensation and civil litigation, and then had his own office from 1996-2005. Mr. Rutyna continued to serve the City of Huntington Beach as an outside counsel from 1989-2003. In 2005, he decided to further his education and enrolled at Chapman University School of Law and earned his Master of Law (LL.M.) in Taxation 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 and previously volunteered as a judge pro tem in Orange County Municipal Court for traffic and small claims court. 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.com for workers' compensation, an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell,  and he has received numerous other awards for his professionalism and service.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Retaliation, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Termination

  • 80% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Workers' Compensation: Claimant

First Admitted: 1986, California

Professional Webpage: https://solutionlawapc.com/

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

Office location for Edward J. Rutyna

16580 Harbor Blvd
Suite K
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Phone: 714-465-4430


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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