|David N. Rutt
David N. Rutt is a native of Sussex County and graduated from Milford High School in 1970. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Jefferson College and his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Mr. Rutt was admitted to practice law in 1978. Since then he has litigated in the Courts of the State of Delaware and in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including arguing cases before the Supreme Courts of both jurisdictions. He has obtained favorable decisions for clients in numerous matters, including, but not limited to, cases in the fields of zoning, estate disputes, constitutional law, and business law. In addition, Mr. Rutt has represented clients before numerous administrative and governmental bodies, including the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board, Kent County Levy Court, as well as several municipal boards. Mr. Rutt's practice areas include real estate, estate planning and administration, business organization, and municipal law. Additionally, he has represented numerous churches, both denominational and independent, and has developed a perspective on the unique issues confronting religious organizations.
Mr. Rutt has been appointed by the Delaware Supreme Court to serve on the Delaware Bar Foundation, the Board of Professional Responsibility, and the Board of Bar Examiners. He also has served on the Delaware State Bar Association Executive Committee and the DSBA Nominating Committee. Mr. Rutt serves as Chancellor to the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the United Methodist Church, answering directly to the Bishop. He is also the solicitor for the City of Milford and represents Sussex County on its litigation matters, as well as advising the Sussex County Engineering Department. He is the secondary counsel for Sussex County Council meetings and often advises Council in Executive Sessions on litigation issues. Mr. Rutt is a member of the American Bar Association, the Delaware State Bar Association, the Sussex County Bar Association, and the Terry-Carey Inn of Court.
Mr. Rutt is active in his community, being a member of Avenue United Methodist Church and the Milford Rotary Club. He is a charter member of the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Milford and is a past president and served as a board member for more than twelve years. He recently chaired a cooperative effort of six Rotary Clubs in Southern Delaware that resulted in the construction of the Can Do Playground at Milford, a playground designed to provide activity to children who have physical and mental impairments as well as to children without such limitations.
Mr. Rutt's wide range of professional and personal experience puts him in a position to represent clients with varying legal issues.