John P.M. Rutan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Columbus, OH

Rutan Law
 | 336 S High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-957-2138
Fax: 614-340-5848
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Consumer (10%),
  • Family Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney John P.M. Rutan is founder and managing attorney of The Rutan Law Firm in Columbus, Ohio. A top-rated trial lawyer with more than 17 years of legal experience, Mr. Rutan focuses his practice exclusively on criminal law. He has achieved considerable success advocating on behalf of clients through the state who face serious criminal charges involving DUI, DWI and OVI; murder; assault; sex crimes; drug crimes; burglary and theft; domestic violence; probation violations; and other felonies and misdemeanors, including traffic tickets.

Regarded as one of the state's leading trial advocates, Mr. Rutan handles all aspects of his clients' cases, from initial investigations all the way through to the final judgments. He also has extensive experience handling appeals as well as post-conviction relief actions and expungements. Whether fighting for his clients in court or negotiating a favorable plea deal with prosecutors, Mr. Rutan always keeps his clients' rights and interests at the forefront of his efforts, and he has secured numerous dismissals, acquittals and reductions of charges for the accused.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal service, Mr. Rutan has earned numerous accolades and endorsements from his peers, including a Top 100 designation from America's Top 100 Attorneys. He also received recognition as being among the best criminal defense attorneys in Columbus as well as the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction award from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.

Mr. Rutan began his legal career as a paralegal in Columbus before studying under the tutelage of a prominent criminal and civil trial attorney in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Through these experiences, Mr. Rutan gained invaluable skills that have helped mold him into the award-winning lawyer he is today.

Taking the step to formalize his legal training, Mr. Rutan obtained his Juris Doctor from The University of La Verne College of Law in Ontario, California, in 2007. Before returning to Ohio to practice, he served as legal clerk and paralegal in the public defender's offices of both Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and San Diego, California. Along with practicing before all Ohio state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (60%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%): DUI/DWI

Creditor Debtor Rights (10%): Foreclosure

Family Law (10%): Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, Foreclosure, Domestic Violence

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top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Rising Stars: 2020

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Office Location for John P.M. Rutan

336 S High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-957-2138

Fax: 614-340-5848

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Last Updated: 8/5/2019

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