James B. Rutledge, III

Attorney at Law

Current Law Practice

Rutledge & Aitken, LLC, Attorneys at Law, Phoenix, MD
Estates, Trusts, Business, Real Estate & Taxation
Partner, July 2009 thru present

See rutledgeaitken.com for further practice areas
Regional Practice, Baltimore Metropolitan Area and Central Maryland

Legal Experience

James B. Rutledge, III, Attorney at Law
Jarrettsville, MD, May 1999 – July 2009

  • Estates & Trusts Planning and Administration, Wills, Trusts, Gift and Estate Tax Planning, Guardianships, Business Law, Real Estate, and Agricultural Preservation, Divorce, and related Litigation.

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP, Baltimore, MD
Senior Associate, 1998-1999

  • Business and Trust Litigation

James B. Rutledge, III, Attorney at Law, Statesboro, GA
Owner/Partner, 1995-1997

  • Civil rights, commercial and tort litigation, criminal defense, and small business law

Jones & Rutledge, Attorneys at Law, Statesboro, GA
Partner, 1993-1994

  • Business and Civil Litigation; Criminal Defense

District Attorney’s Office, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, Statesboro, GA
Assistant District Attorney, 1992-1993

  • Felony and Juvenile Prosecution, Lead Trial Attorney

Edenfield, Stone & Cox, Statesboro, GA
Partner and Associate, 1989-1991

  • Civil litigation, criminal defense, divorce, wrongful death, & business disputes

King & Spalding, Atlanta, GA
Associate, 1988

  • Health Care Team; complex health care litigation

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP, Baltimore, MD
Associate, 1986-1988

  • Insurance Defense and Business Litigation


University of Maryland School of Law, 1986
J.D. with Honors – Top 10% of Class

  • Order of the Coif
  • Moot Court Board, Co-Chairperson
  • Best Appellate Brief Winner
  • Special Master, Orphans’ Court of Baltimore City
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Estate Planning
  • Trial Clinic, Admitted Student Practice Rule

University of Georgia, 1983
B.A., Magna Cum Laude

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Latin Prize, Classics Department
  • Lacrosse 1980-1983, Team Captain 82 & 83

North Harford High School, Harford County, Maryland, 1979

Professional Memberships

  • Maryland Bar, admitted 1986
  • Georgia Bar, admitted 1988
  • U.S. District Court of Maryland, admitted 1987
  • Harford County Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Community Volunteer

  • President, Wellington Woods HOA, Bel Air
  • Former Youth Lacrosse Coach
  • Former member Jarrettsville Lions Club, Past President
  • Founding President of Habitat for Humanity Chapter, Statesboro, GA


  • Harford County and Bel Air resident
  • Raised on Harford County Beef Cattle Farm
  • Married 33 years to Kim with 2 adult children


You May Contact Us Directly

Phoenix, Maryland
14346 Jarrettsville Pike, Suite 300
Phoenix, MD 21131
Phone: (410) 628-0050

Mailing Address
PO Box 395
Phoenix, MD 21131

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