Our Attorneys

Email: yaghmai@rylaw.net
Phone: (205) 985-2411
Address: Chase Corporate Center
Two Chase Corporate Drive
Suite 460
Fax: (205) 985-2412

Greg Yaghmai


Greg graduated with honors from The Citadel where he received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. In 1997, he received his law degree from Cumberland School of Law.

For the first four and a half of years of his legal career, Greg served as a Deputy District Attorney for the Jefferson County, Alabama District Attorney’s office. He had tried his first death penalty case by the age of 26. He went on to try as either solo or lead counsel seven capital murder cases and six murder cases. He also had the benefit of being the first lawyer in Alabama to be certified by the Alabama State Troopers as a Traffic Homicide Investigator. He obtained this title after attending a two-week seminar, which required him to live in a closed military base with forty other police officers. He also had the unique experience of being provided alcohol in a controlled setting so he could be utilized by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s training academy for officers learning how to administer field sobriety tests.

He subsequently left the DA’s office to become a partner in a forty lawyer civil litigation firm. This firm concentrated mostly on civil defense work, but Greg continued to expand his plaintiff and criminal defense practice.

In 2006, he co-founded Rutledge & Yaghmai. One of Greg’s goals was to reduce the number of cases he handled to allow for more individual attention to each case. Rutledge & Yaghmai maintains a general litigation practice. Greg focuses on litigation and criminal defense cases.

Greg has truly handled cases from all sides: criminal prosecution/defense and civil plaintiff/defense. Overall, Greg has tried more than seventy-five jury trials to conclusion. He has significant experience in using visual presentations and present day media applications in presenting cases to juries.

Teaching Trial Techniques for the International web based site Solo Practice University is a side of the law that Greg also enjoys. There he shares his expertise in trying jury cases.

Greg is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Alabama as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Email: williamerutledge@aol.com
Phone: (205) 985-2411
Address: Chase Corporate Center
Two Chase Corporate Drive
Suite 460
Fax: (205) 985-2412

William Eugene Rutledge


During his career, Gene Rutledge has represented large corporations, individuals, banks, municipalities, a University of Alabama Law School Dean and most everything in between concerning a variety of legal issues which still inspire and intrigue him.

Mr. Rutledge’s experience in the practice of law reflects a trial practice representing both plaintiff and defendant with an emphasis on business litigation. He has tried and litigated hundreds of cases in state and federal courts.

In addition to this expertise, he also maintains a prominent status in the appellate practice field in both the state and federal courts. He has handled over 100 cases in the state appellate system and more than 75 cases in the federal appellate system.

Mr. Rutledge graduated from the University of Alabama in 1960 and from the University of Alabama Law School in 1963. He served as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U. S. Army, from 1963-1966 where he received the Distinguished Service Medal. He began the practice of law in Birmingham, Alabama, on August 1, 1966.

Mr. Rutledge is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts as well as the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Email: henry@rylaw.net
Phone: (205) 985-2411
Address: Chase Corporate Center
Two Chase Corporate Drive
Suite 460
Fax: (205) 985-2412

Joseph Henry Rutledge, II


The ability to carefully listen to clients with compassion and assist them with every aspect of their issue is the cornerstone of being an effective lawyer. Creativity is an important aspect of the practice of law because it allows an attorney to maximize the results of each client’s case. I work diligently on behalf of our clients to reach the paramount result through careful planning and preparation of the best plan for each specific client.

I joined my father and Greg Yaghmai at our firm after graduating from The University of Alabama in 2010 with a degree in Political Science and The Cumberland School of Law in May, 2013. I worked consistently as a clerk during this time in law school. This experience allowed me to gain practical knowledge of how to practice law relating to a wide array of legal topics.

I have always been impressed with this firm’s ability to effectively handle complex cases in almost every area of the law. We pride ourselves on hard work, integrity and absolute dedication to helping our clients. These are the most important services a lawyer can provide and are fundamental to our practice.

When I am not in the office I enjoy golfing, spending time on the water and relaxing with my family and fiancée.

I have been admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Alabama as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.