Randall Rutledge, Attorney at Law
Randall Rutledge has been an associate attorney with Farah & Farah since 2003. He was born in Staunton, Virginia, December 22, 1968 and educated at Radford University in Virginia and Nova Southeastern University where he received a law degree in 1995. He is a member of the Florida Bar and the Jacksonville Bar Association.
When he is not serving his clients Rutledge enjoys hiking in the mountains, running, and travel.
RECENT CASES AND AWARDS
Mr. Rutledge represented the family of a Jacksonville truck driver that was struck and killed by another tractor-trailer as he was entering an out-of-state loading facility. The truck driver was survived by a minor son who resided in Jacksonville with his mother. A lawsuit was filed against the driver of the adverse tractor-trailer driver and trucking company resulting in settlement of $1,350,000.
As a driver of a flatbed truck proceeded home after a long day of work, unbeknownst to him, a large, inadequately lighted trailer was stopped across the road in front of him. Unfortunately, a large collision took place killing the driver of the flatbed truck. After being retained by the driver’s wife, Mr. Rutledge obtained a confidential recovery in the case that now provides for the surviving wife who is unable to work.
A husband and his wife of 43 years, while on vacation in Tampa, were traveling through a major intersection when their vehicle was struck by another driver. There was catastrophic damage to both vehicles. Through the investigation, Mr. Rutledge discovered that the other driver had been drinking beer shortly before the crash. With Mr. Rutledge’s efforts, the other driver’s insurance carrier paid its policy limits for both the husband and his wife who had passed, along with a full recovery against his own underinsured motorist coverage
A tragic crash of a company van into the rear of a tanker truck left a young Interlachen woman a widow as her husband of three years died in the crash. Three of her husband’s co-workers sustained very significant injuries in the crash also. On behalf of wife and the Estate, Mr. Rutledge filed a lawsuit against the driver of company van and her husband’s employer. After a long legal battle during which the employer’s insurance carrier took the position its significant insurance policy did not apply in the case, a substantial, favorable settlement was reached that has helped this young widow provide for her and her family.
A very young and active 69-year-old courier for a local law firm was on his way home when his vehicle was struck by a young, inexperienced driver. This collision resulted in significant medical treatment and bills for him. The insurance carrier for the at-fault driver refused to pay its policy limits. After filing the lawsuit and going through the litigation process, the client’s underinsured motorist carrier paid its $250,000 policy limits. Mr. Rutledge continued his prosecution of the case against the at-fault driver and eventually made a recovery of five times the policy limits against the at-fault driver.
More than two years after being rear-ended by a landscaping truck, a 51-year-old engineer hired Farah & Farah to represent him for serious injuries sustained in the crash. At any point during that time period before Farah & Farah was hired, the at-fault insurance carrier could have done the right thing and paid its policy limits to the injured engineer, but they refused. After coming to Farah & Farah, Mr. Rutledge filed a lawsuit against the at-fault driver and the landscaping company. Through litigation, Mr. Rutledge obtained $625,000 for the engineer.
A spry, vivacious 74-year-old woman was volunteering at a local festival when she was injured in a severe fall while dancing on a temporary dance floor. The fall resulted in a serious fracture and surgery. Mr. Rutledge obtained video of the accident that clearly established fault on the part of the defendants and eliminated liability issues from any discussion of the case. A lawsuit was filed against multiple parties, and with the evidence obtained by Mr. Rutledge during his investigation and prosecution of this matter, a confidential recovery was obtained.
Radford University (B.A., 1992)
Nova Southeastern University (J.D., 1995)
The Florida Bar, admitted 1995
Florida Justice Association
Jacksonville Bar Association