SUSAN M. RUTTEN

SENIOR COUNSEL

Susan Rutten is a litigator who brings employment law and business litigation experience to Thomas Whitelaw, along with experience working with a broad spectrum of non-profit organizations. The majority of her practice involves serving on boards for community and charitable organizations, and advising them on a broad spectrum of matters, including state and municipal law, water rights, and land use issues.

Prior to joining Thomas Whitelaw, Ms. Rutten worked with Rutten & Morse and Shield & Smith.

Practice Areas

Business Litigation, Employment Law, Real Estate, Land Use, and Non-Profit Organizations

Education

Ms. Rutten received her BS in Economics from Santa Clara University in 1979. She received her JD from Pepperdine Law School in 1982.

Charitable and Community Activities

Affiliations: Emerald Bay Service District Board Member; Laguna Food Pantry Board Member; Laguna Beach Community Foundation; Santa Clara University; Past President of the Emerald Bay Community Association; Past Board Member of the St. Catherine of Siena School.