LAW OFFICE OF REBECCA J. RUTTER

(603) 434 - 0068

Compassionate Counseling - Aggressive Advocacy

 


EDUCATION

JURIS DOCTOR, UNH SCHOOL OF LAW (Formerly known as Pierce Law Center)

Ranked first in class, all semesters                                     

        -Law Center Merit Scholarship: all semesters
        -Appellate Defender Clinic, researched and wrote three-issue brief for presentation to NH Supreme Court
        -Research Assistant for revision of Professor TG Field, Jr.'s legal textbook: Introduction to Intellectual Property

B.S., RIVIER UNIVERSITY

Valedictorian

Major: Pre-Law/ Paralegal Studies; Minor: Philosophy

          -Rivier College President’s Scholarship (merit-based): all semesters
          -HCA Foundation Scholarship (merit-based): all semesters
          -Kappa Gamma Pi National Honor Society

EMPLOYMENT

CURRENTLY:
Law Office of Rebecca J. Rutter
Derry, New Hampshire

PRIOR:
Law Office of Thomas P. Colantuono
Derry, NH
- Paralegal
- Law Clerk
- Attorney


ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMITTEES

CURRENTLY:

- Robert Frost Farm, Board of Trustees

- Alexander Eastman Charitable Foundation, Board of Trustees

- Adams Female Academy Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship Selection Committee

PRIOR: 

- Derry Heritage Commission  

- NH Civil War Memorials Commission (Created by NH State Legislature)                        

- Regional Transportation Council of Greater Derry-Greater Salem (RTC), Board of Directors

 OTHER COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

- Judge on a recurring annual basis for Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Voice of Democracy Speech Contest and American Legion’s High School Oratorical Contest and Junior High Oratorical Contest. 

- Judge on a recurring annual basis for the UNH School of Law Moot Court (a required component of the Legal Research and Writing course). 
 
- Guest Legal Analyst, for various news interviews on WMUR New Hampshire Nightly News -- Summer of 2002. Regarding the legal controversy over the estate of Red Sox legend Ted Williams, and related legal matters.

- Frequent guest speaker at various community and state events.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Bar Association

New Hampshire Bar Association                                      

New Hampshire Women's Bar Association

PERSONAL INTERESTS
 

Attorney Rutter's primary interest and passion is the law. When not engaged in law office work,  her personal interests include reading -- especially history and biographies; cheering on the Red Sox and Patriots; listening to music (almost all genres welcome); enjoying the beautiful New Hampshire outdoors with her faithful dog, Gretel; and of course spending time with family.
 

Attorney Rutter's complete curriculum vitae is available upon request.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rebecca Rutter has been in the legal profession for more than fifteen years - first as a paralegal, and now, for the past eleven years, as an attorney. Atty. Rutter is a member of the New Hampshire Bar, and is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts within the State of New Hampshire. She is a life-long resident of Derry, and counts it a privilege to be able to practice law with an office based in her home town.

 

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Rebecca speaking at a community event held at the Derry Municipal Center, in February of 2010.

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Rebecca's alma mater: the UNH School of Law, formerly known as Pierce Law Center.  Located in Concord, New Hampshire, this is where Rebecca received her J.D. (law degree).