Robert Rutherford

Burr & Forman LLP

ROBERT RUTHERFORD is a Partner with Burr & Forman LLP in Birmingham, Alabama.  Mr. Rutherford graduated, summa cum laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1983.  Thereafter, he clerked for the Hon. Truman M. Hobbs, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama.  Since entering private practice, Mr. Rutherford has represented dozens of companies in the defense of class actions in a number of subject areas, including consumer finance, lending, insurance, product pricing, environmental claims, and tax administration.  He has served as lead or coordinating counsel in several multi-defendant class actions.  Mr. Rutherford has also written and lectured widely on several aspects of class action litigation.  He has also advised several clients in drafting arbitration agreements that have limited or eliminated their class-wide exposure.