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Pursuing North Carolina James Franklin Rutherford
James Franklin Rutherford

James Franklin Rutherford

17 years of experience

Criminal Law

North Carolina


James F. Rutherford is a North Carolina native and graduate of the Michigan State University School of Law. He is genuinely passionate about advocating for the rights of the accused and guiding them through the criminal justice system. He is a highly rated attorney who earned an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® for his legal ethics and talent and named a Super Lawyers® Rising Star™ from 2013-2015. James received certification as a criminal law specialist by the North Carolina State Bar in 2011 and is certified to administer standardized field sobriety tests.


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Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes,


English: Spoken, Written


Michigan State University

J.D. (2005)

Michigan State University
University of North Carolina - Wilmington

B.A. (2001)

University of North Carolina - Wilmington

Professional Associations

North Carolina State Bar # 34436



North Carolina State Bar  # 34436

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615 Princess Street Wilmington, NC 28401
Telephone: (910) 595-1377

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