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Rutledge graduated from The University of Virginia with distinction in 1965 and The University of Virginia Law School in 1968. Rutledge served in the U.S. Army from 1068-1970 and was awarded a bronze star as Captain of MACV Advisory Team No.7 in Long Khanh Province, Republic of Vietnam.
Rutledge joined his father’s firm, Young Clement Rivers, LLP, in 1970, became managing partner of that 50 lawyer firm, and in 2011, Rutledge left YCR and joined his son at Duffy & Young, LLC.
Rutledge holds the highest professional AV Preeminent rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, has been listed for more than 30 years in the Best Lawyers in America, and for more than 12 in years in Chambers USA America's Leading Business Lawyers. He is a South Carolina SuperLawyer and has been selected as a Best Lawyer in America for Bet-the-Company Litigation every year since 1999.
Rutledge is active in the South Carolina Bar and served as its President in 1994-1995. He also served on the South Carolina Supreme Court's Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline. Rutledge is a Diplomat of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.