William Eugene Rutledge

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.