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Celia Rutherford

Celia Rutherford focuses on due process litigation and representation of students and/or their parents or guardians.

Prior to joining Law Office of Meagan Nunez, Ms. Rutherford's legal work experience included representing foster youth as the staff attorney for the Education Law Project at the non-profit San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program.  Ms. Rutherford also worked as a public defender in Orleans Parish Juvenile Court in Louisiana, and also worked in shareholder derivative litigation as well as representing major financial institutions as a capital markets associate in both New York and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Ms. Rutherford received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and during law school, she served as the note editor for the American Journal of Law & Medicine. She attended St. Catherine's College, Oxford University and completed courses focusing on international and European Union law. Ms. Rutherford received a B.A. in sociology/anthropology, with a concentration in political economy, from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Ms. Rutherford is admitted to practice in Louisiana, New York, and California.

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  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D.
  • Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Economy

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • New York
  • California

Past Positions

  • Public Defender in Orleans Parish Juvenile Court in Louisiana
  • Staff Attorney for the Education Law Project, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program


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