About Attorney Rutherford

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Thomas Rutherford and Rutherford Law Group are serving Tampa Bay and Polk County with law services, mediation, litigation, and more.With over 30 years experience, Thomas S. Rutherford has been serving the Tampa Bay and Polk County areas giving his clients the personal attention they deserve.

The Firm concentrates in mediation, real estate law and offers representation in other legal services like leases, contracts, closings, collections, litigations, small claims, wills and probate.

Thomas Rutherford obtained his BA from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, and his JD degree from University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville, TN. He was admitted to the Florida Bar Association in 1976.

 


Areas of Practice

Mediation: Mediation is the process whereby the parties that are involved in a dispute over anything, whether big or small, can engage an expert trained in the art of bringing about a compromise and a resolution, in order to end the controversy. If done properly, the parties can always expect to improve their situation. It is a process where a trained, unbiased “middle man” can massage the differences between parties and can help make difficult issues appear to be resolvable and be made simple. Learn more…

Business Law: Every serious agreement needs to be memorialized. Otherwise, even honest people can disagree as to what was really intended. You are the best author of that agreement, but in many cases, you need the help of a lawyer to include ingredients that you may not have thought of. If you are owed a debt, we can help you get a judgment and attempt to collect on it. We can help you if you need to establish and maintain a Corporation (Profit or Non-Profit) or a LLC or a Partnership. In is important to operate your business carefully for many reasons, including IRS concerns. Learn more…

Litigation: Courts are designed to help people bring a dispute to a close and to reach justice. Most of the time, it is important to have the assistance of an experienced attorney. Sometimes, in the smaller matters, an attorney’s guidance may be all that is necessary. Judges are committed to helping bring about a right and just conclusion, but it is important to include in your trial presentations, all the necessary things that assist in helping the judge do so. Learn more…

Personal Law: These are very important documents wherein you set directions for your future course: Last Will and Testament, Durable Power of Attorney and Living Will. You need to make your intentions known. We would be happy to spend time assisting you to draw up these documents. Learn more…

Real Estate Law: Dealings in Real Estate can be a bit tricky. It always helps to check with an attorney who works in this area of the law as to how to approach a deal and what you may need in the form of Title Insurance and other considerations associated with the purchase or sale. We would be happy to assist. Learn more…