About James F. Rutherford
Your Wilmington Criminal Defense Attorney
From the start of his career, James has had a passion for advocating for
the rights of people who face the criminal justice system. When your rights,
career, and permanent record are all jeopardized, he knows how to get
results, and he has proven this talent and resolve time and again. He
has the experience, tireless advocacy, and expertise you need. In fact,
he is AV Preeminent® rated by his peers for his exceptional ethical
standards as well as his legal skill and successes.
From 2013 to 2015, he has been included on the list of
Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠.
Not only is he certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a specialist
in criminal law, recognized by Super Lawyers as a rising star, but he
is also certified to administer standardized field sobriety tests by the
National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. An especially qualified
DWI defense attorney and criminal lawyer, James dedicates his practice
to serving people in and around Wilmington, NC.