Guiding people to a financial Fresh Start
Malcolm Ruthven
Malcolm RuthvenCalifornia bankruptcy lawyer serving Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco, Napa, Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Mateo counties.
Awards and Activities• Wiley M. Manuel award, State Bar of California, for Pro Bono legal services (volunteer work)
• Pro Bono work for Legal Aid of Marin County since 2005
• Bankruptcy Presenter for Legal Aid of Marin County
Career SummaryWhy be limited to one career? I've been a general-civil-practice attorney, computer application software developer, blue-ribbon-winning artist, and now once again an attorney, this time leading people in financial difficulty to a Fresh Start.
Why bankruptcy law?I too have had the experience of seeing my field of work (then computer application software development) shrink before my very eyes with the projects I used to get being sent overseas. People in the current economy have similar experiences and I was determined to find a way to use my legal background to help them. I decided that practicing bankruptcy law was the most direct way I could help.
What I like best about my workI like seeing the relief in the eyes and manner of my clients after they've taken the steps they need to take toward a financial Fresh Start. It's a privilege to be an important part of that process.
About my law firmI'm a solo practitioner by choice and all my clients deal directly with me, not non-attorney assistants. I think this is the way it should be done so it's the way I do it.
Personal InterestsI'm an ex-ski bum who only skis cross-country now, have been an artist (silkscreen/serigraph), and am still a photographer. I enjoy and appreciate this wonderful place where we live; I never tire of the beauty and diversity of it.
Bar AdmissionState Bar of California
EducationUniversity of California, Hastings College of the Law – Juris Doctor
University of Missouri – Bachelor of Science, Mathematics
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