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Another year is coming to end, and as always, we like to take a moment and reflect on accomplishments, successes, and moments of joy that made this year so special. We are so grateful for the chance to serve our community and are looking forward to the year ahead. Here are some of our most memorable achievements of 2019!

Settlements & Verdicts (Just a few of many!)

Rutter Mills Achieves $2.85 Million Settlement for Injured Maritime Worker

A Rutter Mills client was injured while working on an oil freighter. He suffered a life-threatening back injury and will experience complications from the accident for the rest of his life. Rutter Mills’ highly experienced maritime injury legal team, led by Attorney Adam Lotkin, fought for our client and achieved a $2.85 million dollar settlement.

$1 Million Settlement Achieved for Motorcycle Accident Victim

A Rutter Mills client was struck by and trapped under a vehicle while riding his motorcycle. The client suffered life-threatening injuries throughout his body. Attorney Everette Lupton and his team of Rutter Mills legal professionals fought the insurance company and achieved a $1 million settlement for our client.

Jury Awards $1 Million to Client in Commercial Vehicle Accident

Rutter Mills won a jury award of $1 million for our client whose car was struck by a commercial vehicle while stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire. The force of impact catapulted the client’s vehicle across the highway causing the client’s face to hit the steering wheel and suffer multiple lacerations and fractures, as well as damage to eyesight. He underwent four surgeries over the course of a year to address these injuries. Though the defense vigorously denied liability, Rutter Mills attorneys Adam H. Lotkin and Georgina D. Montgomery fought hard and won. The entire Rutter Mills team is proud to have helped this client get the justice he deserved and grateful that he continues to recover!

Jury Awards Pregnant Client Nearly 3 Times More Than Insurance Company Offered

A Rutter Mills client was 14 weeks pregnant when a vehicle crossed multiple lanes of traffic and violently struck her car, nearly forcing her over the jersey wall of the Berkley Bridge. The client required treatment for neck and back injuries in addition to close obstetric monitoring. The insurance company insisted the client deserved a very minimal settlement. However, attorney Erik Porcaro and our Rutter Mills team took the case to trial, winning our client nearly three times the amount of money the insurance company offered as compensation. We are happy to report that our client gave birth to a healthy baby six months after her traumatic experience!

Awards & Recognitions

Rutter Mills Recognized by Super Lawyers for 9th Year in a Row

Rutter Mills has been recognized by Super Lawyers® for the NINTH year! Super Lawyers is a rating service made up of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. We are so proud to have attorneys recognized for yet ANOTHER year!

Rutter Mills Recognized for 5th Year by Best Lawyers®

Best Lawyers® was founded in 1981 with the purpose of recognizing extraordinary lawyers in private practice through an exhaustive peer-review process. The Rutter Mills team is extremely proud to share this news! 

Inside Business Names Brother & Meredith Rutter to Power List for 4th Year!

For the fourth year in a row, Brother and Meredith Rutter have been named to Inside Business Magazine’s Power List! Inside Business, a publication of The Virginian-Pilot, defines the individuals on this list as “vanguards of our community.” The Rutters were recognized for fostering and facilitating access to contemporary art and broadening the audience for art in Hampton Roads. We invite you to check out the story in Inside Business!

Brother and Meredith Rutter Receive 2019 Champion for the Arts Award

Brother and Meredith were recognized by the Virginia Beach Cultural Affairs Arts & Humanities Commission for being highly respected philanthropists, arts administrators, board members and advocates for art and education throughout Hampton Roads. This Champion for the Arts Award is one of many recognitions the Rutters have received for their support of the arts, including the Downtown Norfolk Council’s Downtowner of the Year Award, Brother Rutter’s inclusion in the Inside Business “Power List” each year from 2017 to present, and editorial features in Coastal Virginia, Distinction, and VEER magazines. Congratulations to the Rutters on this wonderful accomplishment!

Company Events

Rutter Mills Matches $5,000 in Donations to the Chrysler Museum on #GivingTuesday

In celebration of International Giving Tuesday, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Rutter Mills matched the first $5,000 of donations to the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk! This contribution helped the museum achieve a total of $20,800 in one day! Funds raised on #GivingTuesday will support the free school tour program for Hampton Roads K-12 students at the Chrysler Museum and Glass Studio.

Rutter Mills Runs ADP Corporate 5K

On May 16, the Rutter Mills women’s team placed first in the ADP Corporate 5K’s Legal category! Thanks to J&A Racing for this recognition, and thanks to our entire Rutter Mills 5K team, which was comprised of 63 Rutter Mills staff members, friends, and family. We had a blast supporting each other and having fun during and after the race!

Rutter Mills Celebrates Teamwork at Annual End of Summer Party

As we do each September, the Rutter Mills team gathered at Chick’s Oyster Bar in Virginia Beach to spend quality time with coworkers, friends, and family! We had a blast!

Annual Rutter Mills Halloween Costume Contest Brings Out Staff Creativity

The annual Rutter Mills Halloween Costume Contest is always one of our favorite events of the year, and this year was certainly no exception! Everyone brought their A-game and took their creativity to a whole new level!