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In addition to offering guidance and representation to clients with needs in the areas below, we offer mediation and arbitration to clients who would like to avoid litigation in favor of negotiation. Whether your legal need is the result of an unfortunate criminal related matter or an accident-related injury, look no further than the attorneys at the Rutherford Law Firm for representation upon which you can depend.

Criminal Defense

Criminal charges, whether misdemeanor or felony, carry a heavy weight that can stick with you for the rest of your life. If you’re facing criminal charges, you’re most likely scared or confused, and for good reason. At a minimum, sentencing can include fines and/or probation. At most, it can include prison time – sometimes for life. The majority of criminal charges will remain on your record for many years, or permanently. No matter the charge, it’s imperative to speak with a highly experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight on your behalf.

We specialize in white collar crimes, drug crimes, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, health fraud, insurance fraud, conspiracy, money laudering, internet crimes, gun and weapons violations.

Personal Injury

If you been hurt because of someone else’s negligence, you may have a personal injury claim. A personal injury dispute can occur when a person believes he or she has been hurt as the direct result of the actions (or inaction) or another person. Generally, there are two ways a personal injury case can go: through a formal court proceeding or an informal settlement.

We specialize in automobile, truck & motorcycle accidents as well as brain & spinal cord injury, burn injury, day care & school injuries, dog bites, hit & run accidents, medical negligence, nursing homes abuse & neglect, permanent disabilities, product liabilities, slip & fall accidents & premises liabilities, train accidents, victims of drunk driving, wrongful death, airline crash liabilities & damages.

About

A brief history of Todd Rutherford



Todd Rutherford

Attorney at Law

House Minority Leader in the South Carolina General Assembly

J. Todd Rutherford, a former prosecutor for the Richland County Solicitor’s office, practices in the area of criminal defense and has represented persons charged with criminal activity in the Federal, State, and Municipal Courts of South Carolina. He has successfully defended those charged with a variety of crimes including major drug offenses, White-collar crimes, DUI, Armed Robbery, Burglary and Criminal Sexual Conduct.

Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Rutherford Graduated from W.J. Keenan High School in 1988. He received his B.A. from Howard University in 1992 and received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina in 1996. He was Legislative Assistant to Congressman Robin Tallon in 1992-1993 and an Assistant Solicitor/Special Prosecutor of Narcotic and Drug cases, Fifth Solicitor’s office from 1996-1998.

Rutherford was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1998 to represent House District 74. In 2004 he was reelected to his fourth term in that position. From 1998-2002 he sat on the house Military, Medical and Municipal Affairs Commission and in 2002 he was moved to the House Judiciary Commission where he now sits on the Criminal Laws Sub-committee. He was elected in January 2013 and currently is House Minority Leader. He was named Young Democrat of the year in 1999 and has continued to receive numerous accolades and awards during his eighteen years in the South Carolina General Assembly.

Notable Stats

82 Successful Defense Cases
5236 Days As House Minority Leader
20 Years In Practice

Testimonials

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