S. Tyler Rutherford’s Curriculum Vitae


S. Tyler Rutherford, B.A., J.D.

923 S. Alamo St., Ste. 2

San Antonio, Texas 78205-344

210-704-7884 F. 210-247-9439

url: www.rutherfordandrutherford.com

email: [email protected]


 Summary of Qualifications

A highly competent professional skilled in the nuances of complex litigation.  Demonstrated strengths in motion practice, jury trials, bench advocacy, legal research and writing.  Quite competent in all phases of litigation including developing litigation plans, formulating and implementing discovery strategies, taking depositions, trial preparation and trial, as well as procedural and evidentiary appeals.

Areas of Expertise

¨  Civil Litigation

¨  General Negligence

¨  Consumer Law

¨  Personal Injury

¨  Products Liability

¨  Business Litigation

¨  Small Business Organization and Counseling

¨  Employment Law  prosecution and defense)

¨  Insurance Litigation

¨  Estate Law

¨ Family Law

¨  Commercial Litigation

¨  Consumer Litigation

¨  Personal Injury Litigation

¨  Civil Rights Litigation

¨  Business Transactions

¨  Debt Collection and Defense

¨  Probate

¨  Probate Adversarial Proceedings

¨  Diverse litigation practice including personal injury, wrongful death, business litigation, products liability,

and medical malpractice litigation; some criminal.

¨  Complex civil and criminal trials and appeals in both state and federal courts.

Professional Licenses

¨ State Bar of Texas –1996

¨ United States District Court – Western District of Texas

¨ United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit –1998

¨ United States Tax Court – 2014

Professional Affiliations

¨ The Rutherford Law Firm, PLLC (April 2009 to present): Partner

¨ Of Counsel – Carabin and Shaw, PC (November 2017 to present)

¨ Rutherford, Rutherford & Bettersworth, P.L.L.C. (February 1999 to April 2009): Partner

¨ Law Office of S. Tyler Rutherford (November 1996 to February 1999)  Sole Practitioner

¨  Primarily engaged as a general practitioner.

¨  Personal injury, commercial, contract, family, probate, labor, and criminal litigation.


¨  Juris Doctorate Cum Laude 1996 from St. Mary’s University School of Law

¨  Focused on business oriented courses of study

¨  Dean’s List for Three Semesters

¨  Bachelor of Arts 1989 St. Mary’s University

¨  Majored in Political Science

¨  Pre-law minor with heavy emphasis in philosophy


¨  Phi Delta Phi, National Law Honor Fraternity

¨  John M. Harlan Honor Society

¨  Texas Bar Association

¨  Federal Bar Association

¨  American Civil Liberties Union

¨  Texas Bar Foundation – Fellow


¨  Mensa