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Bobby Rutter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Rutter & Russin, LLC
4700 Rockside Road, One Summit Office Park, Suite 650
Cleveland, OH 44131
Phone: 216-642-1425
Fax: 216-642-0613
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018
Licensed in Ohio Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage (80%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Bobby Rutter is a partner with Rutter & Russin, LLC, law firm in Cleveland, Ohio. Nationally recognized as among the top trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Rutter has more than 15 years of total legal experience, and he provides exceptional representation and support to clients throughout the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Bad faith insurance claims

·       Insurance law

·       Property damage claims caused by fires, floods, wind and other natural events as well as vandalism and theft

·       Life and disability insurance claims

·       Business-related insurance claims

A staunch advocate for the rights and entitlements of policyholders, Mr. Rutter has achieved considerable success helping his clients fight their insurance companies and receive the full amount of compensation and benefits they deserve. A former insurance defense attorney, he has invaluable insight into the industry and the tactics insurance providers use to reduce or deny valid claims. Armed with this experience, he can devise the most effective strategies possible for his plaintiff clients, and he has recovered substantial settlements and verdicts for those he has served.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Rutter has earned consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients, and he finds great reward in being able to help so many in his community during the times when they need it the most.

A 2002 graduate of The Ohio State University, Mr. Rutter obtained his Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University's Pettit College of Law in 2005. He holds his license to practice in Illinois and Ohio, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio and the Northern District of Indiana as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

A leader in his legal community, Mr. Rutter is the former insurance committee chair and trustee of the Ohio Association for Justice. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section as well as the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's Insurance Law Section and the Ohio State Bar Association's Insurance Law Committee.

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Practice Areas
  • 80%Insurance Coverage
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Personal Injury - Plaintiff


4 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018

About Bobby Rutter

First Admitted: 2005, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Insurance, 2021 
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law, 2018 - 2021
  • Rutter & Russin, LLC has been named a Tier 1 firm in Cleveland for Insurance Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2021.

Educational Background

  • Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2005  
  • Ohio State University, B.S. in Communication 2002

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Insurance Law Section Committee, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Insurance Committee, Member
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Trustee
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Insurance Committee Chair, 2014
  • American Bar Association, Insurance Law Section, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • United Policyholders, Sponsor

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "Don't Take No for an Answer-The Denial of Coverage Dilemma", Ohio Association for Justice, Annual Convention, Columbus, Speaker, 2014
  • "Property Claims: Tips, Tricks, and Updates", Ohio Association for Justice, Insurance Seminar, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Speaker, 2015
  • Insurance Coverage Insurance Claims File Seminar, Summit and Stark County Assoc. for Justice, Speaker, 2016
  • "A Procedural Analysis of Bifurcation and Trifurcation", Ohio Association for Justice, Annual Convention, Columbus, Speaker, 2017
  • CLE Rising, Panelist, 2017
  • CLE Rising, Moderator, 2017
  • "The Anatomy of a Complex CGL Claim", Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Speaker, 2012
  • "Fighting Your Insurance Company", Fox 8 Legal Call-In Show, Speaker, 2013
  • "An In-Depth Look at Property Insurance", Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Speaker, 2013
  • "Business Risk Exclusions in a CGL Policy: The Impact of Custom-Agri", Ohio Association for Justice, Cleveland and Columbus, Speaker, 2014
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Office Location for Bobby Rutter

4700 Rockside Road
One Summit Office Park, Suite 650
Cleveland, OH 44131

Phone: 216-642-1425

Fax: 216-642-0613

Last Updated: 8/13/2021

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