Contact Keith H. Rutman, Attorney at Law

501 W Broadway, Ste 1650
San Diego, CA 92101-3541
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Toll Free: 888-714-6354
Office Phone: 619-573-4988

29995 Technology Dr #204,
Murrieta, CA 92563
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Since 1989, I have served as a criminal defense lawyer in San Diego County. In addition to my criminal defense practice, I evaluate potential police misconduct cases. I also have an active practice handling commercial litigation matters for small and medium-sized businesses.

I give all new clients a free and confidential half-hour consultation. For many of my services, I charge a reasonable flat fee, plus expenses, and payment plans are often available. For others, I charge by the hour, per diem, or on contingency, plus expenses.

Send me an e-mail either by using the form on this page or directly at You may also call me at 888-714-6354 or 619-573-4988.

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  • "Keith Rutman isn't just a great lawyer—he is figuratively and literally a life saver, having saved my life twice. First in a figurative way. I was facing serous charges and was fearing the worst – a lengthy prison sentence. He applied his expert legal knowledge to secure a positive solution to my problem. It far exceeded my expectations and I received probation. He offered me essential advice on both legal and strategic matters. Mr. Rutman was always immediately available to assist me. I would expect this kind of outstanding service from any lawyer who stands at the top of his profession." Learn More...
  • "Dear Mr. Rutman, I can't begin to thank you for all you have done for Jarrett and Jordan - specifically Jordan; you have gone over and above what most attorneys would do, and treated Jordan so well accepting his "I don't know what your talking about mentality". Jordan is greatly relieved it is over but I don't think he understands fully what is expected of him for the next 12 months." - Judy, Jarrett and Jordan Learn More...
  • "Mr. Rutman did a great job in my dispute over the accuracy of my criminal record against the State of California, and he got the Court to order it changed in my favor. I would highly recommend Mr. Rutman, he is diligent and prompt and very knowledgeable. He would be my first choice if I ever need an attorney again, and he should be yours." - Jerry S Learn More...
  • "Keith and I have handled very complicated trials together including multiple bank robberies and murder cases. I highly endorse Keith. He is always a well prepared, caring, and aggressive criminal defense attorney." Learn More...
  • "I opposed Keith in a federal civil rights claim brought in federal court. Keith was creative and determined to advocate his clients interests and was a pleasure to work with. A true professional in every regard. Enthusiastically recommended and endorsed!" Learn More...
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