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Michael Ruttle

Michael Ruttle is an award-winning immigration attorney who speak multiple languages in pursuit of giving his clients the utmost attention and care. Michael graduated summa cum laude (top 5%) from Whittier Law School in 2012, with a concentration in International & Comparative law.


In law school, he served as President of the Moot Court Honors Board, and was a member of the Whittier Law Review. Michael also participated in the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Portland, Oregon, where he was recognized as one of the top oral advocates. Michael graduated with a B.A. from California State University, Long Beach in 2006.

Prior to law school, Michael spent years living and working abroad. In Seville, Spain, Michael worked as a translator/interpreter where he worked with major international organizations, including NATO. In Costa Rica, Michael continued working as an interpreter, but also worked as a teacher and consultant to employers doing business with U.S. corporations.

Currently, Michael serves his clients on a variety of immigration issues including: green card applications, temporary visas, naturalization, and many more. He is licensed to practice in all California courts, and is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association – International Law Section, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association ("AILA")

Michael lives with his wife and two kids in Los Angeles County’s beautiful “South Bay” where they both enjoy surfing, martial arts, outdoor activities, and playing music. A linguist at heart, Michael speaks fluent Spanish, is conversant in Portuguese, and currently studying Czech and Mandarin Chinese. Contact me at my email



  • Working with Interpreters, Enhancing Access to Justice Through Best Practices, Presenter, Hon. Ben Aranda III American Inns of Court, Redondo Beach, CA, January 2020.

  • Artificial Intelligence: Specially Appearing for the Human Attorney of Record, Presenter, Hon. Ben Aranda III American Inns of Court, Redondo Beach, CA, May 2019.

  • Money Talks, Best Practices for Fee Development, Panelist, Solo and Small Firm Success Academy, Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, CA, August 2017

  • Global Influence on Local Development, Global Panel Event, Panelist, South Bay Association of Realtors (SBAOR), Torrance, CA, May 2016.

  • Transgender Issues and the Law, Presenter, Hon. Ben Aranda III American Inns of Court, Redondo Beach, CA, April 2016. Award for Best Group Presentation

  • EB-5 in Real Estate, Investor Visa Panel, Panelist, Engel & Völkers Real Estate, Redondo Beach, CA, March 2016

  • Current World Events and How They Effect Global Real Estate, Immigrant Investor Seminar, South Bay Association of Realtors (SBAOR), Torrance, CA, February 2016.

  • International Home Buyers, Profile of International Home Buying, RealtyONE, Torrance, CA, October 2015




  • To Market, to Market: Learning as You Go, 38 Family Advocate - ABA Section of Family Law, Vol. 38, No. 3 Winter 2016, Michael Ruttle.

  • Legal Plans for Niche Practices, GLSA News Briefs, September/October 2015, Michael Ruttle, et al. 

  • Four Rookie Mistakes for Young Solos – And How To Recover, GPSOLO Magazine, Vol. 32, No. 3, May/June 2015, Michael Ruttle. Read More

  • Filling the “Mentor Gap” As a New Solo Attorney, ABA The Young Lawyer 2015, Aastha Madaan, Michael Ruttle, et al. Read More.

AILA American Immigration Lawyers Assoc
LACBA Los Angeles Bar Association
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