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Thomas Bell Rutter, American Lawyer ( law: pract. & administration)Civil litigation, generalCriminalPersonal injury (including property damage)lawyer. Served with Military Intelligence, United States Air Force, 1954-1958; Member American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Order of Coif.; Member United Church of Christ.; Club: Vesper (Philadelphia).


Rutter, Thomas Bell was born on November 15, 1935 in Clayton, New Jersey, United States. Son of Raymond Hahn and Charlotte Anne (Guerin) Rutter.


University of Chicago (Bachelor of Arts, 1959. Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1962).


Worked at Rutter & DiPiero. Admitted to the bar, 1962, Pennsylvania and United States. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit.

1965, United States. Supreme Court and United States. Tax Court; 1982, United States. Court of Appeals, 1st and 5th Circuits.

1991, United States. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Order of the Coif. Lecturer in Trial Advocacy, Harvard University Law School, 1975-1981. Adjunct Professor of Law, Hofstra University, 1978-1990.

Lecturer: Hastings College of Law, University of California, 1979-1993. 1996 and Member, Advisory Board, 1984-1993. Emory University School of Law, 1981-1983.

National Institute of Trial Advocacy (National, Western Regional and Northeastern Regional), 1972-1993. Centre de Formation Professionelle des Barreaux s/u Ressort de la Cour d'Appel de Paris, 1991-1994. Lecturer of Law, Universidad Finis Terrae, Law School, Santiago, Chile, 1991-1996.

Judge Pro Tempore, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, 1991-1996. Member: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and American (Member, Section on Litigation) Bar Associations. Federal Circuit Bar Association.

Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers. International Society of Barristers. Rutter & DiPiero have been serving clients throughout the State of Pennsylvania for over twenty-five years.

The firm emphasizes serving clients in the Eastern half of Pennsylvania in Personal Injury Litigation and all other practice areas listed.


Instructor trial advocacy Emory University Law School, Hastings College Law, University California, San Francisco, Hofstra University Law School, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, since 1972. Member of American Bar Association, Order of Coif, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Vesper (Philadelphia), United Church of Christ.


Married Bertha La Rue Geiger, June 25, 1955.; married Nancy Marie Suszenski, September 9, 1981. Children: Kristine Anne, Kimberly, Thomas Bell.