Law Office Of Keith H. Rutman

I am a San Diego Criminal defense attorney who handles DUI, drug cases, and violent crimes. I also represent certain select clients whose civil rights have been violated by the police.

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Firm Overview

Main Office

Main Office
110 West A St, Suite 725
San Diego  CA  92101-3705

Phone
  • (619) 237-9072
Fax
  • krutman@krutmanlaw.com

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

up to one hour

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

most criminal cases are handled on a sliding scale, flat fee basis. Installment payments are accepted.

Hourly Rates

$350-$400 per hour in some cases

Office Information

Office Hours

8:30 - 6

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

spanish

Criminal Defense
I am a San Diego criminal defense attorney who handles DUI, drug cases, and violent crimes. I also represent certain select clients whose civil rights have been violated by the police.
I am a civil and criminal trial lawyer with 23 years of significant litigation experience in state and federal courts, including but not limited to case investigation, drafting pleadings and motions (including major successful summary judgment motions), discovery practice (depositions, interrogatories, document production, admissions and pre-trial orders), trial court motion practice, alternate dispute resolution, jury trials (from jury selection through closing argument) and appellate practice (oral arguments before U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit and California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District). I also have experience in prosecuting and managing complex litigation and conducting administrative hearings.

I am admitted to practice before all courts in the State of California, and in addition am admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth, Tenth, and D.C. Circuits; and U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central, Northern and Eastern Districts of California, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Districts of Colorado, Arizona and District of Columbia.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Its not my job to tell you what you WANT to hear, it's my responsibility to tell you what you NEED to hear. Too many lawyers will make you promises that they have no business making. My only promise is that I will make every possible effort to meet your expectations.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes. I find that having a client prepare a 10 minute "Opening Statement" of their case before we initially meet helps me help them focus on the real issues in the case and gives them a better understanding of what my role is.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

While sometimes a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, I find that having a client understand the challenges I face in presenting their case helps them understand how they can better help me. It also helps them make better decisions about costs and expenses.

Keith Rutman

License
  • Bar Number: 144175
    California , 1989
Education
  • University of San Diego School of Law
    JD , 1989
  • Brandeis Univ.
    BA - Pol Sci , 1986
  • Stuyvesant HS
    Regents Diploma , 1982

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