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High-Quality Legal Representation Backed by Experience & Personal Service

Jim Rutter

Experienced Columbia Lawyer

Columbia Attorney Jim Rutter has decades of professional experience in a variety of case types, including jury trials. Attorney Rutter uses his more than 35 years of knowledge and insight to help clients throughout Columbia and the surrounding areas. His practice handles criminal defense cases, with a special interest in false allegations and those falsely accused of child abuse and sexual assault, as well as other matters handled by the Rutter and Sleeth Law Offices.

Contact the firm at (573) 279-1349 to discuss your case.

Legal Experience

  • Law Clerk for Presiding Judge 6th Judicial Circuit of Missouri
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Jackson County, Missouri
  • Appointed as Special Assistant Public Defender on ad hoc basis as conflict attorney


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO
  • Juris Doctor University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO


  • Member of Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member of National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center


  • Top 100
  • BCBA
  • MO Bar
  • Winter Financial Coaching

Excellent Service & A People-Friendly Approach

We Are A Step Above the Rest
  1. When you call, you speak to one of our attorneys.
  2. Time is of the essence in many legal matters. We know the importance of a prompt response.
  3. Our lead attorneys are backed by over 60 years of combined experience.
  4. Legal fees can be very expensive. We offer the flexibility of payment to all our clients.
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