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Russell Rutherford Named Rising Star of Health Care by Birmingham Business Journal

Adams and Reese Birmingham office attorney Russell J. Rutherford was recognized among the top, up-and-coming attorneys in his field within the Magic City as the Birmingham Business Journal named him a Rising Star of Health Care.

According to the publication, honorees are chosen based on their career accomplishments and their potential for becoming leaders in their field, among other factors. Rising Star is part of the BBJ’s ongoing series to highlight young professionals in and around the Birmingham metro area.

A banking and health care attorney with Adams and Reese since 2011, Rutherford is experienced in litigation, health care, bankruptcy, commercial loans and other regulatory matters. He counsels businesses and individuals in various complex disputes and situations, and regularly represents clients in state and federal litigation, bankruptcy proceedings, and before government agencies.

In the field of health care, Rutherford represents and advises a broad spectrum of health care entities before the Certificate of Need Board and similar regulatory entities. His clients include hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and range of other providers.

Rutherford is involved in numerous philanthropic efforts and community engagements. He serves on the St. Vincent’s Foundation Junior Advisory Board, for which he is a 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, and 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.

He was honored previously by the Birmingham Business Journal as one of Birmingham’s Rising Legal Stars in 2015 and has been recognized among Alabama and Mid-South Rising Stars in General Litigation in 2016.