Keith Howard Rutman

Attorney Awards


Attorney Keith H. Rutman has practiced law in San Diego since 1989, and has operated his own law practice since 1994 - focusing his practice on the areas of criminal defense, business litigation and police misconduct lawsuits. Mr. Rutman graduated from the University of San Diego Law School. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the American Bar Association and San Diego County Bar Association. Mr. Rutman is a contributing editor and author for "San Diego Lawyer Magazine." He is a master in the William B. Enright Inns of Court and participates in the San Diego County Bar Association's Children at Risk project.

Associate Editor, San Diego Lawyer, 1998.

Areas of Practice (17)

  • Collections and Repossessions
  • Police Misconduct
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Prisoners Rights
  • Search and Seizure Protections
  • Criminal
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Drug Violations
  • Federal
  • Felonies
  • Grand Jury Proceedings
  • Misdemeanor
  • RICO Act
  • Sex Offenses
  • Traffic Violations
  • Business
  • Civil Rights Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(619) 237-9072  Phone
(760) 454-4372  Fax
University Attended:
Brandeis University, B.A., 1986
Law School Attended:
University of San Diego, J.D., 1989
Year of First Admission:
1989, California; 1991, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1989, U.S. District Court, Central, Southern and Eastern Districts of District of California and District of Arizona
San Diego County Bar Association; State Bar of California; California Attorneys for Criminal Justice; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Birth Information:
Brooklyn, New York, October 27, 1964

Peer Reviews

4.5/5.0 (2 reviews)
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