Marshall Rutter Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Admission to Bar

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Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff Founding Member Reaches Significant Milestone; Firm Continues Legacy of Loyalty, Service and Trust

Los Angeles-based law firm Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff has announced that founding member Marshall Rutter ( has reached his 50th anniversary of admission to the bar. During his long and richly influential career, Rutter has consistently provided his considerable legal expertise to his many long-standing clients of Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff, the firm he co-founded in 1973.

“As the legal profession has grown and changed dramatically over the years, it has remained my goal to build a firm that fosters loyalty, trust and personal dedication to quality work,” said Rutter. “It is a great honor to reach this milestone, and I am confident that my colleagues at Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff will continue to offer the very highest level of service to clients for years to come.”

Now 78, Rutter was a 1959 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. After he was informed of passing the California State Bar exam in November 1959 and then admitted in January 1960, he received one of the best job offers available at the time, earning $450 per month.

Rutter’s unwavering service philosophy stems from the influence of his father—also a lawyer, in a small town—who viewed his work not as a business or trade, but as a profession that required loyalty and personalized dedication. Clients clearly value this philosophy, as demonstrated by the fact that Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff has retained a number of clients since its inception. For instance, Rutter successfully incorporated a small family-owned business, Digital Printing Systems Inc., nearly 40 years ago. Today, Digital Printing Systems has grown into a leading, multi-million dollar ticket printing manufacturer based in Azusa, Calif., and continues to be a client of Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff. Likewise, Cessna Finance Corporation, the finance arm of Cessna Aircraft Company, has relied upon Rutter and his colleagues at Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff for its legal services since the firm was founded (

“Rooted in Marshall’s deep commitment to quality, Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff has grown into a full-service business law firm, handling the legal needs of our clients as their trusted advisors,” said Brian L. Davidoff (, managing director, Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff. “This, in turn, has enabled us to attract excellent new partners and senior associates, further expanding our team of smart, hard-working, collaborative attorneys.”

Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff has a long-standing reputation for providing first-class legal services to a diverse clientele. The firm’s wide-ranging expertise includes bankruptcy, business litigation, corporate and securities, estate planning and trust litigation, family law, intellectual property, advertising and promotions, internet and new media, labor and employment and real estate law. Even as the firm has grown, its commitment to responsive client service and inclusive firm culture has not been compromised.

Los Angeles-based Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff is a full-service law firm founded in 1973. The firm’s seasoned attorneys represent middle market companies, early stage entities, large corporations and individuals in matters involving business litigation and dispute resolution; corporate and securities; bankruptcy, reorganization and capital recovery; estate planning and trust litigation; intellectual property, advertising and promotions; Internet and new media; labor and employment; and, real estate. The firm's diverse team of attorneys and experienced, tenured staff collaborates to deliver consistently excellent service in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff is a proud member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms (Primerus). Primerus ( is the leading alliance of small and medium sized, top-rated, independent firms. With over 140 law firms located in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the U.K., Primerus firms ( provide clients with responsive, high quality, partner-level service for much less than what large law firms charge. All Primerus law firms are: AV- rated using the Martindale-Hubbell peer review service; screened for excellence; and audited annually for continued quality.


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