Seth J. Rutman is a Partner with the firm. Mr. Rutman is admitted to practice in the courts of Florida, New York, and New Jersey and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. While at Rafool, LLC, Mr. Rutman has assisted clients in navigating complex family law cases with a wide array of novel and complex issues such as valuing and equitably distributing multimillion dollar marital estates, children’s issues, and international relocation. Mr. Rutman has also assisted clients in bringing and litigating defamation actions in order to protect their hard-earned reputations.
Prior to joining Rafool, LLC, Mr. Rutman litigated complex nursing home malpractice and commercial litigation matters at a boutique law firm in New York City. Mr. Rutman has assisted clients in every facet of litigation, in the negotiating of commercial real estate leases, in business contract drafting, and has also represented clients before the New York State Liquor Authority. He also assisted plaintiffs’ national lead trial counsel with the multi-district litigation against leading airbag manufacturer, Takata, and against multinational automotive manufacturers. Mr. Rutman’s varied experience brings a unique perspective to Rafool, LLC.
Mr. Rutman received his Juris Doctorate Degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, graduating in the top 20% of his class. In addition, Mr. Rutman served as the Event Coordinator of Cardozo’s Art Law Society. During law school, Mr. Rutman interned with the late Justice Arthur M. Schack of the New York Supreme Court in Kings County, with the New York City Police Department’s Licensing Division, and with the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Rutman earned his undergraduate degree in Art History from Boston College in 2008.
- Juris Doctorate, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2013
- Bachelor of Arts, Boston College, 2008
- Florida, 2016
- New York, 2013
- New Jersey, 2013
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2018
Legal Community Involvement
- 2021-2022 Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Member of the Rules and Forms Committee