Stefanie S. Cutler

Stefanie S. Cutler is a partner with Ruttenberg Cutler, LLP.  Ms. Cutler concentrates her practice in on probate, trusts and fiduciary litigation.  Ms. Cutler also handles probate and trust administration, power of attorney, conservatorship and guardianship matters.

Actively involved in the legal community, Ms. Cutler serves on the Executive Committee for the Trust and Estate Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and is a current and former Co-Chair of the Trust and Estate Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

Ms. Cutler has been asked to speak on estate and trust-related issues before bar organizations, including the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association and the Estate Counselors Forum.

Ms. Cutler was named a Rising Star by Southern California Super Lawyers in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 and was recently named as a Super Lawyer by Southern California Super Lawyers for 2018.

After earning two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Southern California, Ms. Cutler received her law degree in 2007 from the Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law.  Prior to joining Ruttenberg Cutler, LLP she worked at Bloom & Ruttenberg.

Curricula Vitae

Education

University of Southern California, B.A in Political Science, B.A.
Environmental Studies, 2004 University of Southern California Gould
School of Law, visiting student, 2006- 2007 Sandra Day O’Connor
College of Law; Arizona State University, J.D., 2007

Bar Admission

State Bar of California, 2007
United States District Court, Central District of California, 2008

Clerkships

Judicial extern for the Honorable Susan R. Bolton, United States District Court, Arizona Division.
Judicial extern for the Honorable Joe W. Hilberman (Ret.), Los Angeles Superior Court.

Professional Associations

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts & Estates section – Secretary/Treasure
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Trusts & Estate section – Former Co-Chair of the Executive Member State Bar of California, Trusts & Estates section – Member

Publications and Editing

Author

CEB’s California Decedent Estate Practice, Coauthor, Chapter 9, Bonds (2016).
The AABB’s Autologous Blood Donation Suggested Guidance: Autologous Blood, HIV, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Jurimetrics: Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, 2006.

Editor

Coeditor of Los Angeles County Bar Association Trust and Estate monthly eBulletin, 2013 – present.
CEB’s California Decedent Estate Practice, Update editor, Chapter 24, Accounts (2015).
CEB’s California Complete Plans for Small and Mid-Size Estates, Update Editor, Chapters 2 (Ethical Considerations) and 10 (Plan for Unmarried Person With Minor Children) (2015).
CEB’s California Complete Plans for Small and Mid-Size Estates, Update Coeditor, Chapters 1 (Introduction) and 4 (Difficult Family Situations) (2014).
CEB’s California Complete Plans for Small and Mid-Size Estates, Update Editor, 4 (Difficult Family Situations) (2016).
CEB’s California Complete Plans for Small and Mid-Size Estates, Update Editor, Chapters 10 (Plan for Unmarried Person with Minor Children) (2017).
CEB’s Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives, Update Editor.
CEB’s Probate Workflow Manual Revised, Update Editor, Chapter 9 (Health Care Decisions: The Legal and Medical Environments) and Chapter 10 (Third Party Acceptance of Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives) (2016 & 2017).
Jurimetrics: Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, 2006 – 2007.

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