Rutherford & Christie Only Law Firm Selected Among "Top 50 Women Owned Businesses In Georgia"

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The law firm of Rutherford & Christie, with offices in Atlanta and New York, has been selected as one of the "Top 50 Women Owned Businesses in Georgia" by DiversityBusiness.com after also being named among the “Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses in Georgia.” Rutherford & Christie is especially honored to be the only law firm among those businesses ranked on both prestigious lists.

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The law firm of Rutherford & Christie has been selected as one of the "Top 50 Women Owned Businesses in Georgia" by DiversityBusiness.com. This accolade comes on the heels of the law firm's ranking as one of the "Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses in Georgia."

"We are especially honored to be the only law firm included among the businesses on both lists," said Partner Carrie L. Christie.

This is the 10th annual ranking of the top women and minority owned businesses in the state of Georgia from a range of industries including technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Both lists, compiled and published by DiversityBusiness.com, are used by Fortune 500 corporations and others intent on diversifying their supply chain. DiversityBusiness.com is the nation's leading multicultural B2B Internet portal that links large organizational buyers to multicultural product and service suppliers.

More than 50 percent of Rutherford & Christie's partners and associates are from culturally diverse backgrounds. The varied ethnicity and gender of the attorneys and staff give the firm special insight into the myriad of issues facing its diverse clientele.

"Our ability to help clients effectively operate and innovate in a multicultural world, given our own diverse composition, makes us unique," noted Ms. Christie.

The Div100 awards recipients were presented during the 10th Annual National Business Awards Ceremony and Conference, April 27-29, 2010 at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington, D.C.

About Rutherford & Christie

Rutherford & Christie, with offices in New York and Atlanta, is a law firm known for our tenacious and innovative approaches to civil defense litigation in the areas of general liability, employment law, construction law, contracts law, constitutional law, aviation law, trucking law, products liability and workers' compensation. We serve as sole litigation counsel for some of America's best known companies, and have successfully obtained leading legal opinions in our areas of focus.

We are a certified Women's Business Enterprise, and have been named among the “Top 50 Women Owned Businesses in Georgia” and the "Top 100 Minority Owned Businesses in Georgia.”

Rutherford & Christie’s attorneys and staff are committed to serving not only our clients, but also our community. For 10 years, we have sponsored the Kids’ Chance Annual Charity Golf Classic, providing college scholarships to children of catastrophically or fatally injured workers. We have participated in Habitat For Humanity’s Buildable Hours program, in which law firms help provide quality affordable housing to low income families. “Casual for a Cause Fridays” allows employees to wear jeans on Friday by contributing to various charitable organizations, including Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta, Alzheimer’s Foundation and Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. Law firm employees regularly participate in the American Red Cross blood drive and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training.

For more information, visit Rutherford & Christie online at http://www.rutherfordchristie.com or call 404.522.6888.

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