Jorden Rutledge

Attorney at United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

Jorden Rutledge


From Chicago, IL, Jorden Rutledge knew from an early age that he wanted to be a lawyer. In college, he met several lawyers and really enjoyed conversations surrounding legal issue and different legislation. This experienced led him to really consider becoming a lawyer as his career and that was ultimately what he decided to do.

He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science at Missouri State, he then began his legal studies at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.

In law school, he was a law clerk for Carver, Cantin and Grantham, a judicial extern for the US District Court for Eastern District of Missouri and work as a federal public defender in St. Louis. After he graduated from law school, he then worked as an associate attorney for Brown & James, P.C and then worked as a judicial law clerk for the Missouri Court of Appeals in the Eastern District.

Jorden currently works a Judicial Law Clerk at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. After his current clerkship is completed, he plans to focus more on commercial litigation or civil rights litigation.

Try to take stock of your day every day. Journaling, for example, is a good way to recap your day and consider what you did right or wrong, and maybe even criticizing yourself when necessary.

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Currently my fiancé is a big motivator for me. I am also motivated by the idea of bettering myself and bettering the world, however small of an impact I can have. Taking stock of my days is also a source of motivation for me. It helps me see how I can improve and focuses me throughout the day.

Jorden Rutledge always enjoyed thinking through arguments. While he was in college, he met a few lawyers and found he really enjoyed their debates and conversations about legal issues and upcoming legislation. This positive experience encouraged him to consider the legal field as a profession, and ultimately, he decided that was the path he wanted to take.

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