Phillip M. Rutherford
Phillip M. Rutherford is the founding attorney of Rutherford Law P.C. and concentrates his practice in family law with an emphasis on children's legal issues. Phillip earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and his Juris Doctor from the Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Before law school, Phillip worked to increase enrollment of at-risk students in all forms of post-secondary education. In law school, Phillip focused his studies on the intricacies of family law including special topics in children and the law, domestic and intimate partner violence, LGBT legal issues, and alternative legal practices such as mediation and restorative justice.
Phillip began his legal career with a commitment to providing access to justice and has built his practice on finding innovative ways to deliver affordable and responsive legal services. Phillip continues to partner with Chicagoland legal aid organizations as a volunteer attorney and guardian ad litem in adoption and other family law cases.
Phillip is licensed to practice law in Illinois and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.