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Kenneth A. Rutherford

Of Counsel


  • Mississippi
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • All Mississippi State Courts
  • Admitted Pro Hac Vice in courts in numerous states, including Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Virginia


A.B., Duke University, 1968

J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 1971

For over forty years, Ken Rutherford has focused his practice on business transactions and business disputes, including trials, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals.  He has a particular interest in franchising, representing both franchisors and franchisees.  In the last ten years, Ken has also developed an estate planning practice.  Ken’s approach to client matters is simple, but effective.  Ken says, “Experience has taught me first to learn my clients’ goals and expectations. We then work diligently together to refine those goals to attain realistic results as efficiently as possible.  Clients deserve nothing less.”

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association: Franchise Forum, Litigation Section

The Mississippi Bar Association

Arbitrator, National Association of Securities Dealers

Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America®

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law

Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register for Preeminent Lawyers: Commercial Litigation,  Franchise Law, Personal Injury

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rated

Mississippi Law Journal, Research Editor, Editor-In-Chief 1970-1971

Numerous presentations at seminars sponsored by American Bar Association, Mississippi Bar, Association, American Franchisee Association and others