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Rutherford Law can help you achieve your goals so you can live your best life.

Founded in 2017, Rutherford Law has been providing unparalleled legal services ever since. Whether you need legal consultation or handling a court case, our team of highly skilled attorneys will walk you through every step, taking care of any issues you may have along the way.


Rutherford Law, rest assured you can feel comfortable, safe, and confident knowing that your case is in the best hands. Get in touch with us today — we look forward to hearing from you.

We offer the following legal services:​

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Civil Rights


Rutherford Law has nearly a decade of experience litigating civil rights matters. With a focus on suits brought under 42 USCA § 1983, we take on governmental and state bullies who abuse their power and violate the constitutionally protected rights we are all guaranteed.

"Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress" 42 U.S.C. section 1983.

If you have been subjected to an abuse of power, if your civil rights have been violated, or if a loved one is suffering inhumane treatment in prison, please contact us today.

Criminal Defense

Rutherford Law is prepared and ready to take your criminal case to trial. We focus our efforts in Louisiana and California and have won jury acquittals for clients in both states. We also handle sentencing, federal criminal matters, and post-conviction matters.

The firm, with Jack’s leadership, has helped nearly a dozen men reunite with their loved ones through resentencing, parole, and post-conviction procedures.

If you want to fight your case and think we might be a good fit, contact us today.

Appellate Services

Rutherford Law is pleased to offer appellate support to our fellow litigators. An adverse decision at the trial court level can be discouraging, but our attorneys’ experience with the judiciary can bring a fresh perspective to your case. We have the skills needed to evaluate, refine, or rework legal arguments to assist you in making a strong and persuasive presentation on appeal.


As a small firm, we know the necessity of minimizing costs and maximizing efficiency. We are ready to help you identify potential benefits and risks from the outset and our services are tailored to fit the unique needs of each client and case, including:

  • Drafting of appellate briefs, writ applications, and other appeal or writ-related filings (for your signature or filed by us as co-counsel);

  • Drafting and filing of amicus curiae briefs; and,

  • Oral advocacy services.

Our dedicated team is here to assist you, contact us today about your case.

Copyright and Intellectual Property Litigation

Rutherford Law represents artisans and performers in their intellectual property and contractual matters. With a focus on copyright ownership and infringement, we fight for protection of your creation and rightful compensation for any infringement.

If someone has infringed your copyrighted work or material, or if you just need some advice on a new contract, contact us today.


Rutherford Law represents people who have been harassed or discriminated against at work in California and Louisiana. Many women, LGBTQ folks, and people of color experience difficulties in their work environments simply because of who they are, or their newness to the profession/space. If you have been harassed, treated unfairly, or experienced adverse employment consequences like demotion or transfer because of your gender, identity, race, or ethnicity, reach out to us and see if exploring legal solutions is right for you.

Product and Drug Liability

With over a decade of experience trying products and drug liability cases, the attorneys at Rutherford Law lead the charge against HIV drug manufacturer Gilead Sciences, Inc. With a small group of non-profit attorneys, Jack filed the first cases alleging Gilead withheld a safer version of its blockbuster HIV drug for fifteen years, solely to double its profits.

Rutherford Law now represents hundreds of plaintiffs injured by these drugs. We also take cases resulting from Paragard IUD breakage and injury, and cases resulting in injury from exposure to Paraquat.

Rutherford Law believes in holding drug and product manufacturers accountable for the wrongs they have caused to make their profits. If you have been injured by a drug or product, contact us today.

Practice Areas

Tell us about your case today

Rutherford Law represents clients with civil rights, personal injury, employment, intellectual property, and criminal matters.

Consult with our experienced team at

civil rights
criminal defense
appellate services
products liability
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