E. Annie Ruttenber

Top rated Family Law attorney in San Diego, California

Garwood Reeves, ALC
E. Annie Ruttenber
Garwood Reeves, ALC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 2016

Education: The City University of New York School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2022 - 2024

Garwood Reeves, ALC

1450 Frazee Road
Suite 711
San Diego, CA 92108 Visit website


Erin "Annie" Ruttenber is a Certified Family Law Specialist with Garwood Reeves law firm in San Diego, California. A top-rated lawyer with more than seven years of legal experience, Ms. Ruttenber focuses her practice solely on family law, and she provides exceptional counsel and support to clients across her region who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issue affecting their families.

Driven by her passion for helping others, Ms. Ruttenber worked for a child welfare agency in Hawaii for several years and she received invaluable training in mediation and volunteered her time and services with Mediation Services of Maui. This was when she made the decision to practice family law, and she relocated to the mainland to attend the City University of New York School of Law. She has focused on family law her entire legal career.

Since family law has been her sole area of focus, Ms. Ruttenber can provide an unmatched level of representation, and she has achieved remarkable success helping her clients with issues involving child custody and support, property division, spousal support and other areas. Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, she has earned consistent recognition from her peers as being among the top 5% of lawyers in her region.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Ruttenber received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, and she received her license to practice in 2016 after obtaining her Juris Doctor. While at the City University of New York School of Law, Ms. Ruttenber clerked for two Family Court Judges and completed internships with the Legal Aid Society and Children's Law Center of California. 

Ms. Ruttenber is an active member of various local, state and national legal organizations and she fosters kittens through her involvement with the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2016, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.garwoodfamilylaw.com/firm-overview/our-team/anni...

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteered at Meditation Services of Maui
Educational Background:
  • University of Northern Colorado, Bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in philosophy
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • San Diego County Bar Association, 2015
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialist , 2022
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association, 2015
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Family Law Specialist, 2022

Office location for E. Annie Ruttenber

1450 Frazee Road
Suite 711
San Diego, CA 92108

Phone: 619-692-8100


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022 - 2024

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