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Jesse Rutter

Jesse graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He then attended St. John’s University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude. While at St. John’s, Jesse was on the executive board of the St. John’s Moot Court Honor Society and a member of the National Moot Court team.

Jesse began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office. At the District Attorney’s Office, he prosecuted cases ranging from driving while intoxicated and petit larceny to narcotics and firearms trafficking and money laundering. Jesse also served as the lead prosecuting attorney numerous long term narcotic and firearms trafficking investigations involving the New York City Police Department, New York State Police and Police Department for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Since leaving the District Attorney’s office, Jesse has focused his practice on insurance and municipal defense. Jesse has represented numerous municipalities, school districts, corporations, municipal corporations, construction companies, retail corporations and private individuals in lawsuits involving premises liability, school district liability, violations of the New York State Labor Law, homeowner liability and automobile litigation. Jesse also represents municipalities and police departments in Federal Civil rights litigation in the areas of discrimination, excessive force, unlawful arrest and malicious prosecution.

Jesse handles all aspects of litigation from intake, discovery and depositions through dispositive motions, trial preparation and appeal. Jesse practices in all state courts on Long Island and the five boroughs of New York City. Jesse also practices in federal court in the Eastern District of New York.

Areas of Practice:

  • Insurance Defense
  • Municipal Liability
  • School District Liability
  • Personal Injury – Defense
  • Civil Rights
  • New York State Labor Law
  • Complex Litigation
  • Appeals


  • St. John’s University School of Law, Jamaica, New York, 2005
    J.D., cum laude
    Moot Court Honor Society Executive Board and National Moot Court Team

  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, 2002
    B.A. Economics

Bar Admission:

  • New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2014

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