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Understanding our client’s needs is paramount to achieving long-standing professional relationships and is one of the surest barometers of a law firm’s success.

Rutherford & Christie has decades-long relationships with numerous national companies and serves as sole litigation counsel for some of America’s most recognized brands.

Constitutional Law

Defense of national religious organizations in cases involving First Amendment protections, clergy misconduct, constitutional challenges to federal statutes, free speech and separation of church and state disputes.

Construction & Construction Defect

Defense of construction liability and contract cases and defense of developers, general contractors and subcontractors. Defense of indemnity, breach of contract and third party liability actions.

Employment

Defense of employers in cases brought under Title VII, including sexual harassment, hostile work environment, discrimination based on gender, race, age, religion or national origin, and claims of unlawful retaliation.

Environmental Law

Defense of all aspects of environmental law and toxic torts, including property damage and personal injuries that result from exposure to toxic substances and releases, such as asbestos, mold, chemicals, lead paint, heavy metals and underground storage tanks.

ERISA

Defense of life, health, and disability insurance companies, plan sponsors under ERISA, and third-party administrators in claims that involve denial of employee benefits, bad faith, subrogation and reimbursement, rescission, and breach of life, health or disability benefits contracts.

General Defense Litigation

Defense of cases involving catastrophic injury and death, breach of contract, violation of constitutional rights, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, false imprisonment and dram shop.

Insurance

Analyze and provide coverage opinions, defense of coverage and premium disputes, pursue declaratory judgment actions, first party claims, and draft policy wording.

Municipal and Education

Defense of municipalities and school districts in cases involving civil rights, Section1983, discrimination, employment practices liability, land use, police misconduct, special education, negligent hiring claims and general negligence.

Product Liability

Defense of cases involving a wide range of products, including sporting and recreational equipment, helmets, paints and solvents, forklifts, industrial machines and racking, pharmaceutical cases, nutritional supplements and residential siding. In addition, our attorneys have been involved in risk management and prevention, designing product recalls and retrofits and drafting product warnings.

Professional Liability

Defense of physicians, nurses, attorneys, and other professionals, regarding malpractices and breach of fiduciary duty.

Worker’s Compensation

Defense of employers, insurers and self-insurers, with clients ranging from small businesses to some of the largest employers in the nation.

Sexual Abuse/Misconduct

Defense of social service and foster care agencies, schools and other organizations against allegations involving sexual abuse, misconduct or harassment; forensic investigations and risk management reviews/recommendations.

Understanding our client’s needs is paramount to achieving long-standing professional relationships and is one of the surest barometers of a law firm’s success.

Rutherford & Christie has decades-long relationships with numerous national companies and serves as sole litigation counsel for some of America’s most recognized brands.

Constitutional Law

Defense of national religious organizations in cases involving First Amendment protections, clergy misconduct, constitutional challenges to federal statutes, free speech and separation of church and state disputes.

Construction & Construction Defect

Defense of construction liability and contract cases and defense of developers, general contractors and subcontractors. Defense of indemnity, breach of contract and third party liability actions.

Employment

Defense of employers in cases brought under Title VII, including sexual harassment, hostile work environment, discrimination based on gender, race, age, religion or national origin, and claims of unlawful retaliation.

Environmental Law

Defense of all aspects of environmental law and toxic torts, including property damage and personal injuries that result from exposure to toxic substances and releases, such as asbestos, mold, chemicals, lead paint, heavy metals and underground storage tanks.

ERISA

Defense of life, health, and disability insurance companies, plan sponsors under ERISA, and third-party administrators in claims that involve denial of employee benefits, bad faith, subrogation and reimbursement, rescission, and breach of life, health or disability benefits contracts.

General Defense Litigation

Defense of cases involving catastrophic injury and death, breach of contract, violation of constitutional rights, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, false imprisonment and dram shop.

Insurance

Analyze and provide coverage opinions, defense of coverage and premium disputes, pursue declaratory judgment actions, first party claims, and draft policy wording.

Municipal and Education

Defense of municipalities and school districts in cases involving civil rights, Section1983, discrimination, employment practices liability, land use, police misconduct, special education, negligent hiring claims and general negligence.

Product Liability

Defense of cases involving a wide range of products, including sporting and recreational equipment, helmets, paints and solvents, forklifts, industrial machines and racking, pharmaceutical cases, nutritional supplements and residential siding. In addition, our attorneys have been involved in risk management and prevention, designing product recalls and retrofits and drafting product warnings.

Professional Liability

Defense of physicians, nurses, attorneys, and other professionals, regarding malpractices and breach of fiduciary duty.

Worker’s Compensation

Defense of employers, insurers and self-insurers, with clients ranging from small businesses to some of the largest employers in the nation.

Sexual Abuse/Misconduct

Defense of social service and foster care agencies, schools and other organizations against allegations involving sexual abuse, misconduct or harassment; forensic investigations and risk management reviews/recommendations.

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