Andrew J. Rutens



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Andy graduated from Florida State University with a BS in Economics and Political Science. He graduated from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law in 1992.

Andrew Rutens’ practice areas are employment and labor law, government entity liability, law enforcement excessive force defense and general defense litigation.

He has been a member of the Alabama Bar since 1992 and the Florida Bar since 1994. In addition to practicing in all state courts of Alabama and Florida, Mr. Rutens is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Rutens serves as the City Attorney for Saraland, Alabama. He is a member of the board of directors for the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute.

On a personal level, Andy currently serves as the Chief Volunteer Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the YMCA of South Alabama and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Playhouse in the Park. He is also a member of the St. Ignatius Choir and serve as a soloist. Andy has taught multiple continuing legal education seminars. He has taught seminars on Issues of Police Liability, Land Use and Planning Issues and Zoning Concerns for the National Business Institute. Andy has also co-presented a seminar on A Comparison of Alabama and Tennessee law through the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association.

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