Kenneth G. Ruttenberg

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Los Angeles, California

The Ruttenberg Law Firm, P.C.
Kenneth G. Ruttenberg
The Ruttenberg Law Firm, P.C.

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Construction Litigation, Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in California since: 1993

Education: Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024
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The Ruttenberg Law Firm, P.C.

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


Known as a tough civil litigator who represents property owners in construction defect and real estate lawsuits, and employees in cases involving sexual harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination, Kenneth G. Ruttenberg is an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest designation an attorney can earn, nationwide. In 2014, he was named a Southern California “Super Lawyer” by his peers, and from 2015 through 2022, has been listed among the Top 100 Super Lawyers of Southern California.

Ken’s aggressive approach to litigation has earned him rave reviews for acting as his clients’ voice and fierce advocate in the legal system. One of his past clients wrote: “You will never find an attorney as qualified and dedicated as Mr. Ruttenberg. His strength of character cannot be matched.” Over the 25+ years that he has been practicing law, he has settled numerous cases involving sexual harassment, disability and racial discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Similarly, on matters of construction defects, he has obtained multiple six and seven-figure settlements and awards on behalf of property owners, both in court and in arbitration. Additionally, he has obtained verdicts or settled lawsuits involving real estate disputes, personal injury, mold exposure, medical malpractice, wrongful death, breach of contract, business disputes, and insurance bad faith. He also has two published opinions from the California Court of Appeals. All told, Ken is considered one of the best civil litigators in Southern California.

Ken’s expertise in representing the owners of single-family homes, apartment buildings and condos in construction defect lawsuits comes from his years of practicing real estate law. Over that time, Ken has built valuable relationships with construction experts in all fields to assist in uncovering hidden defects and calculating damages.

Whether representing property owners or employees, Ken is able to win their trust and get the job done. His easygoing and open demeanor helps lower his clients’ stress level as he takes them through the legal process making it as easy and smooth as possible. Ken believes in treating his clients like family, continually updating them on any movement in their legal cases and is always positive and respectful of their feelings and positions.

Ken earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School where he was on the prestigious Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, and holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of California, San Diego. He is admitted to practice in all California state courts, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. In his free time, Ken enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, traveling, playing tennis, running, and scuba diving



Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Construction Litigation: Consumer, Employment & Labor: Employee, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Real Estate: Consumer

Focus areas

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

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

First Admitted: 1993, California

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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.
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $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

Office location for Kenneth G. Ruttenberg

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

Phone: 310-979-7080

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