Rutan & Tucker LLP
Rutan & Tucker LLP

Rutan & Tucker LLP

2 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:

611 Anton Boulevard, Suite 1400 | Costa Mesa | CA | 92626-1931

Phone: 714-641-5100 | Fax: 714-546-9035

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Year of establishment 1906 Number of partners 86
Number of offices 2 Partner to associate ratio 1.60
Biggest office Costa Mesa Percentage of women attorneys 28.80
Number of attorneys 139 Percentage of minority attorneys 20.90
Number of associates 53 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 0.70
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Rutan & Tucker LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on July 28, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Team building would be a smart thing to think about. Right now there is little cohesiveness within the firm. Everyone is working against each other. Maybe you should work on fixing that.

Pros: There are some very smart lawyers here and the work can be interesting. It's not often that people can say that about their job, especially lawyers.

Cons: The leadership team actively fosters an environment of intense competition. Oftentimes this makes it feel as if everyone is working against each other rather than as a team.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Rutan & Tucker’s lawyers are widely known as the best and most effective attorneys in California. Rutan recruits top lawyers from the finest law schools around the country. As a result, Rutan is staffed with attorneys of the highest caliber who provide the most sophisticated legal services available today. Rutan’s commitment to excellence and value set us apart from other top firms, and enable us to meet the challenge of obtaining the desired results for our clients at the best possible cost. Rutan’s roots trace back to 1906.

Practice Areas

Rutan & Tucker LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • General Litigation Practice In All State And Federal Courts Municipal Law
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate And Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Securities
  • Labor And Employment
  • Taxation
  • Trusts And Estates
  • Probate
  • Environmental Law And Land Use Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Construction Law
  • Public Finance
  • Water Rights
  • Education Law
  • Insurance
  • Commercial Law
  • Banks And Banking
  • Bankruptcy And Creditors Rights

Hiring Criteria

Rutan & Tucker LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

We seek to hire law school students who rank in the top of their class. Law Review, Law Journal, and Moot Court are preferred, not required.

Pro bono

The firm has not reported whether it counts pro bono hours towards the minimum billable hours requirement. Pro bono hours are counted the same as billable hours for the purposes of year-end bonuses.

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Rutan & Tucker LLP Awards and Recognitions

Rutan & Tucker LLP Attorney Michael Rubin Receives Coveted John B. Hurlbut, Jr. Award

Rutan & Tucker, LLP Honored As A 2013 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firm

Paralegal Dennis Nakata Of Rutan & Tucker, LLP Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Rutan & Tucker, LLP's E-Discovery Professional is Awarded CEDS Certification After Passing Rigorous Examination

Rutan & Tucker, LLP Receives "End of Year" Annual Award 2011 from DealMakers Monthly


Rutan & Tucker recruits, retains and promotes talented professionals from a variety of backgrounds and skill sets, resulting in a culture that thrives on a variety of perspectives. Diversity is a valued and important part of our culture and our community. Our work environment is characterized by respect for others, encouragement for all to excel and equal opportunity for everyone.

Recognizing the significant benefits and value of a diverse work force, Rutan & Tucker is committed to increasing the diversity of our law firm in a manner that promotes the firm's core values of excellence, teamwork, and integrity. As the largest full-service law firm based in Orange County, California, Rutan has played an active role in the County's maturation into a world-class metropolitan area that reflects the richness of California's cultural diversity. We strive to achieve that same result within our law firm, acknowledging that diversity benefits our firm, our clients, and our community.

Summer associate program

New associates (both from law school and laterals) will be assigned a peer mentor. This assignment will formally remain in place for two years with the expectation that an informal relationship would continue indefinitely. All associates will also be assigned a partner mentor. Both the peer mentor and the partner mentor will be identified from a pool of people who have volunteered to serve as a mentor. A peer mentor should be at least a third year associate who has been with the firm for at least two years. The role of a peer mentor is to provide new associates with someone near their experience level to whom the new associate will be comfortable bringing questions or issues. Those responsibilities will include setting goals for the relationship; establishing time commitments and logistics related to the relationship; providing practical information about day-to-day life as an attorney at Rutan &Tucker. The peer mentor will also act as a resource to answer questions regarding the firm and work assignments and will discuss the traditions and culture that make Rutan & Tucker special.

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