Criminal Attorney Columbus Ohio

Even as you face a felony charge in Ohio, you still have rights – and all it takes to best assert them is having the proper criminal defense attorney at your side. Serving Columbus, Franklin County, and the entire Ohio State, The Rutan Law Firm provides you with the necessary legal assistance to defend the criminal charges leveled against you. Whether it involves a DUI or an OMVI offense, a drug-related charge or a graver felony, a criminal accusation will make a serious impact on your person and reputation.

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Firm Overview – History of the Company

Attorney John Philip Milton Rutan is the Managing Attorney and Founder of Rutan Law. Rutan Law was opened up in November 2010. His legal career begin in 2002 while attending a paralegal school in downtown Columbus Ohio. In 2007 John began law school at The University of La Verne in Ontario California. Before coming to Ohio John concluded his law clerking and paralegal experience in the Public Defender’s office in San Diego California giving him a variety of experiences. John is admitted to practice law in Ohio State Court and in the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio.

Contact the Law Offices of John P.M. Rutan for your free case evaluation.

Our mission:

To not only get you out of trouble, but to keep you out of trouble. At my firm, we believe personal attention and excellence is necessary in defending your rights and freedom. Rutan Law was built on a commitment to exploring every legal avenue in defending your case.

How can we help you?

In this competitive and sometimes unfair world we live in today, any criminal offense can have serious consequences on your liberty and reputation.
Call a Columbus criminal defense lawyer for a free consultation today at (614) 307-4343.

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