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Russell J. Rutherford

Associate
Banking / Financial Services

Russell Rutherford is a member of the Special Business Services Practice Group, and has experience in litigation, bankruptcy, commercial and industrial loans, health care, and other regulatory matters.

Russell counsels businesses and individuals in various complex disputes and situations. He regularly represents his clients in state and federal litigation, bankruptcy proceedings, and in front of government agencies. Russell has represented clients in the following types of matters:

  • Commercial and consumer bankruptcy matters under Chapters 7, 11, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code
  • Commercial disputes involving breach of contract, creditors’ rights, and/or business torts
  • Other complex litigation
  • Loan workout situations involving distressed assets
  • Certificate of Need proceedings and other matters before state regulatory bodies
  • Boundary disputes and other matters involving real and personal property
  • Landlord/tenant matters
  • Personal injury and premises liability pre-suit proceedings and litigation
  • Alternative dispute resolution such as mediation

Russell is also deeply involved in numerous philanthropic efforts and community engagements. He serves on the St. Vincent’s Foundation Junior Advisory Board (as past Chair) and the Executive Committee of the Red Mountain Park Junior Board of Directors. He also serves on the Executive Committee for the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section of the Birmingham Bar Association. He has volunteered with the Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program, Project H.E.L.P., Project Homeless Connect, the pro bono program administered by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, and Habitat for Humanity.