Rutter Mills Law Firm

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Adam Harris Lotkin

Partner/ Litigation Manager See More

Andrew Boran

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C. Arthur “Brother” Rutter III

Managing Partner See More

Daniel deLalla

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Erik Porcaro

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Georgina D. Montgomery

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Janeice Robinson

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Jesse Pound

Workers' Compensation Attorney See More

Joseph Young

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Sandra Craine-Gonzalez

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Tysharah Gardner

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William Nexsen, Jr.

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William Riggenbach

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When you have a serious injury, you need a law firm with the size, strength, and experience to take on the big insurance companies.


Rutter Mills Is That Firm

Say goodbye to being just another case number. Rutter Mills is the personal injury law firm that goes beyond the ordinary. We have the expertise, resources, and renowned reputation to take on the big insurance companies and fight for the justice you deserve.

Choose Rutter Mills. We’re here to make a real difference in your life, providing the personalized attention and communication you deserve.

Your road to recovery starts with us. Call/Text (757) 777-7777.

We Listen

We are here to listen. We understand that being injured can be an overwhelming experience, and we are committed to providing the support and guidance they need. A member of our team will meet with you, focusing on listening to not only what happened to you, but also on understanding the impact the situation has had on your life, your family, and your finances.

Our team will work to get the compensation you need and the justice you deserve.

We Investigate

Our team of experienced investigators will work tirelessly to gather all of the evidence necessary to build a strong case for you. This includes interviewing witnesses, reviewing medical records, and inspecting the scene of the accident. Rutter Mills also has access to a network of experts who can provide valuable testimony on a wide range of topics, such as accident reconstruction, medical malpractice, and product liability.

It all starts with a phone call or a text. 

We Win

For over 65 years, the injury lawyers Rutter Mills have won millions of dollars for thousands of clients, including precedent-setting verdicts and settlements. Our firm and our attorneys have been ranked among the best in the country by our colleagues, our clients and the press. If you have been injured, you need experienced accident attorneys to stand with you from a firm with a proven track record of success.

Rutter Mills is that law firm.

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People who use a lawyer get 4.5 times more money than people who file a claim themselves.*

*2016 Study by Martindale-Nolo

Before You Talk to the Insurance Company, Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer at Rutter Mills

The days after a serious accident can leave you feeling out of control. An injury can mean time in a hospital or ER, missed work, and emotional stress. Just when you are at your most vulnerable, you get a call from the insurance company. They may ask how you are doing or how your recovery is going. They may even offer to write you a check to help you get back on your feet faster. Don’t be fooled. 

The insurance company has one goal in mind – to pay out the lowest amount possible – and they will use everything they can against you. If you’ve been injured, get legal guidance from accident lawyers who will get you the money you need and the justice you deserve. Call or text 757-777-7777.


Serious Injuries Need Serious Accident Lawyers

Car Accident Lawyers


An accident can happen at any time. If you’ve suffered a serious injury, you need a law firm with the size and strength to fight against the insurance companies to get you on the road to recovery, and the experience to know how to do it. You need a car accident lawyer at Rutter Mills.

Trial Lawyer

Not All Injury Firms Are Equal

Personal Injury Attorneys


When someone else’s carelessness causes an injury, their insurance will have a team of lawyers defending them. You deserve to have our top personal injury lawyers on your side – and it doesn’t cost you anything to talk to our team. Contact the injury attorneys who have been winning cases for over 65 years – Rutter Mills.


Helping You Through Tragedy

Wrongful Death Lawyers


The sudden loss of a loved one is catastrophic. The reality is there will be life-long emotional and financial impacts for those left behind. Let the wrongful death lawyers at Rutter Mills deal with holding the people responsible to accountability while you focus on eachother.

Workers Comp Injury Lawyers

Where to Turn After an Injury at Work

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers


If you were injured on the job, on land or while at sea, the workers’ compensation lawyers at Rutter Mills will fight to make sure you get the money you need to recover. We make sure your future isn’t comprimised because of your injury. Call or text us today to learn how we can help you.


Water Changes Everything

Maritime Injury Lawyers


Your lawyer shouldn’t be either. The laws that govern accidents at sea require experienced Maritime Lawyers with a strong knowledge of admiralty law. Not all injury lawyers have that experience or the financial strength to take on local and international investigations. The Maritime Attorneys at Rutter Mills have what you need.

Attorney Spotlight

We are part of the fabric of this community and face all the same challenges.

We Are Lawyers

This is Why We Are Lawyers

Making a difference in the lives of our clients is the reason we go to work everyday. Hampton Roads is our community and the people here are our people, our friends, our family, and our neighbors. The impact we have on the lives of the people who put their trust in us matters. The results we get matter. That is why We Are Lawyers.

There isn’t a resource that we don’t have or we can’t find on behalf of our clients that’ll make their case better, stronger and put them in a position to have a better result.

The Rutter Mills Advantage


After years of practicing law at other firms, Attorney Erik Porcaro talks about the client-centered approach that puts our clients in the driver’s seat at Rutter Mills.

Being all in, head and heart, is required to really understand what the client needs, what the client wants, and to get the kind of client experience and outcome that they deserve.

Changing the World One Client at a Time


Brother Rutter set out to change the way law is practiced by putting clients first. Building relationships helps our team understand what clients need and want. At Rutter Mills, our firm focuses on getting the best possible outcome for our clients and getting them the justice they need and deserve.

An important part of my job is to make sure our clients don’t get bullied.

Standing Up to Bullies


Personal Injury Lawyer, Will Nexsen talks about leveling the playing field against big insurance companies, ensuring our clients are heard, respected, and treated fairly.

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Top 10 Personal Injury Law Firm 2024

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Trial Masters Seal of Excellence


Best Personal Injury Lawyers 2024


Best of Coastal Virginia –  Personal Injury Lawyers 2024


Top 10 Car Accident Lawyers in Newport News 2024

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Top 50 Jury Verdicts for Wrongful Death in the US 


National Trial Lawyers Top 100 List


America’s Top 100 Attorneys – Personal Injury Lifetime Achievement


Coastal Virginia Top Lawyers List – Personal Injury Attorneys


American Advocates Association


US News & World Report Best Law Firms – Personal Injury



American Association of Attorney Advocates Top 100 – Personal Injury Lawyer


Million Dollar Advocates Forum


Best Attorneys of America


Best of the Best Top 10 Personal Injury Law Firm


Best Law Firms of America


Super Lawyers Rated


Lawyers of Distinction


What Matters Most

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At Rutter Mills,
every case is a serious case-because it's your case.

Rutter Mills Law Firm

Personal Injury

We are here for you in your time of need, providing compassionate guidance and aggressive advocacy in a wide range of personal injury matters. Our top-rated attorneys will fight the insurance companies and get you back on your feet.

Personal Injury Lawyers
Personal Injury Lawyers

Car Accidents

We’re here to listen. A member of our team will meet with you, focusing on not only what happened, but also what you are going through and how it’s impacted your life. Then we’ll tell you what options are available to you to get on the road to recovery.

Car Accident Lawyers
Car Accident Lawyers

Maritime/Jones Act Law

Personal injuries that happen when you’re working – or playing – on the water aren’t governed by “the law of the land.” They are subject to maritime laws under the Jones Act– also known as admiralty law.

Maritime Lawyers

Motorcycle Accidents

We’re here to listen. A member of our team will meet with you, focusing on listening to not only what happened, but also what you are going through and how it’s impacted your life.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are often serious. We are here to listen to your story so we can guide you to healing. Our team has represented some of the largest truck accident cases in Virginia. Call us and see how we can help you today.

Truck Accident Lawyers
Truck Accident Lawyers

Workers Compensation

If you’ve been injured on the job, workers’ compensation insurance may entitle you to critical assistance like medical treatment, lost wages, and more. But insurance companies will put up an aggressive fight to resist paying you the compensation you need and deserve. Rutter Mills can help get you the money you deserve.

Workers Compensation Lawyers
Workers Comp Lawyer

You don’t have to worry about the bills, just get healthy.

Dave Put His Trust in Us

Don’t Fall For The Insurance Company’s Games

Dave suffered serious injuries in a car accident. The defendant’s insurance company tried to offer him a low amount so Dave called Rutter Mills. We took over dealing with the insurance and got Dave the money he needed to get back on his feet.

They enabled me to be happy in life again.

Get Back On Track

Protecting Your Future

Glenn’s car accident changed his life, but not permanently thanks to the help of his Rutter Mills attorney. When the insurance companies wouldn’t help him, our team fought back and won.

I knew I needed Rutter Mills.

Fighting For What's Right

Getting Justice

On his way home from work at the shipyard, Dan was involved in an accident. He tried to file a claim on his own, but the insurance company wouldn’t give him the money he needed to put his life back on track. Dan knew he needed to call Rutter Mills.

They actually won my case 3 times!

Larena's Win

After her car accident, Larena asked her father, a local stevedore, for his advice on who to call. He recommended Rutter Mills. Her team of car accident experts at Rutter Mills fought back when the insurance companies tried to deny her the money she needed to recuperate from her injuries. We took her case to trial – and won. When the insurance company filed their appeals, we beat them again – two more times! Larena got the money she needed and the justice she deserved.

We’re going to immediately call Rutter Mills. That’s the people I trust with my baby girl.

Who Do You Trust With Your Family?

After a car accident, Jamaree’s first call was to her mom. She was shaken up and scared. Mom told her “We’re calling Rutter Mills. Her next was to Rutter Mills. Her Rutter Mills car accident team helped her get compensation “above & beyond” what she was expecting.

They lifted allot of stress off my shoulders. I recommend them to anybody because they WILL fight for you.

Who Can You Turn To?

Referrals From Friends and Family

After John was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, he turned to the person he trusts most for a recommendation. His wife, a paralegal of 30 years, told him to call Rutter Mills on the advice of the lawyer she worked for.

They really care for you as a person. Words cannot describe what Rutter Mills did for me and for my case.

When You Need Someone In Your Corner

Don’t Go It Alone

When the insurance company tried to get Carol to sign paperwork after her car accident, she knew she needed a lawyer. Carol knew she needed Rutter Mills.

When I called Rutter Mills, I knew it was the right fit. They’re so interested in helping you get justice.

Getting The Justice You Deserve

When Mom Needs Strength

Taryn was in a car accident while she was pregnant. She knew she needed someone in her corner to protect her rights and her family’s future.

There’s attorneys, then there’s Rutter Mills.

We're Here When The Unexpected Happens


A devasting accident changed Levon’s life forever. The physical and emotional toll left him scared and in pain. When the insurance company for the defendant contacted the family, they made an offer that did not even cover the cost of the medication, much less doctors’ bills, and physical therapy. They knew they needed to talk to a serious lawyer. Rutter Mills took care of the negotiation so Levon could focus on healing.

When you’ve got a serious injury, you need a serious lawyer. That’s why we chose Rutter Mills.

Motorcycle Accidents Change Everything

When Ed was injured in a motorcycle crash, he knew he needed a serious lawyer to protect his rights. The insurance companies were fighting him every step of the way. Rutter Mills helped prove Ed’s case and get him the money he needed to get on the road to recovery.

With the seriousness of the accident, I knew that we needed a serious lawyer. I needed Rutter Mills.

Carol & Levon's Story

They knew they needed a serious lawyer when Carol and her son were seriously injured. After the other party’s insurance company tried to get her to settle for less than she needed, Carol called Rutter Mills for help. We took on the insurance company so she could focus on healing.

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Posted on June 13, 2024 by Brooke Manning