Launa K. Rutherford

Launa K. Rutherford: Attorney with Grower, Ketcham, Eide, Telan & Meltz, P.A.


Assistant Public Defender, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Orange County, Florida, 1981-1987. Associate, Taraska, Grower, Ketcham, 1987-1990. Partner, Grower, Ketcham, Rutherford, 1990-. Certified Civil Circuit and County Mediator, 2008-.

Areas of Practice (13)

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Health Care Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Nursing Home Defense
  • General Liability Defense
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Correctional Facility Claims
  • Hospital Law
  • Hospital Peer Review
  • Medical Staff Credentialing
  • Hospital Risk Management
  • Antitrust Litigation
  • State Medical Licensure

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
407-423-9545  Phone
407-425-7104  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 538065, Orlando, FL 32853-8065
University Attended:
Seminole Community College, A.A., 1977; University of Central Florida, B.A., with honors, 1979
Law School Attended:
Florida State University, J.D., 1981
Year of First admission:
1985, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1983, Florida
American Bar Association; The Florida Bar; Orange County Bar Association; American Association for Justice; Defense Research Institute; Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety; Florida Academy of Professional Mediators; Florida Hospital Association.
Birth Information:
Marion, North Carolina, May 29, 1949
Reported Cases:
Eckstein v. Keller-boles, 988 So.2d 1098 (Fla.2nd DCA 2008); Krol v. City of Orlando, 778 So.2d 490 (Fla.5th DCA 2001); Jordan v. Adventist Health System/Sunbelt, 717 So. 1038(Fla. 5th DCA 1998); Hedrick v. Florida Hospital Medical Center, 633 So.2d 1153 (Fla.5th DCA 1994); Department of Professional Regulation v. Mills, 606 So.2d 1168 (Fla. 1st DCA 1992).

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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