LAWYERS PROTECTING YOU
Growing up in a family of attorneys, there was very little doubt that Rutger would one day join the family practice. The certainty of his future allowed Rutger to explore other passions during his undergraduate education. After thoroughly enjoying an elective course, Rutger began studying horticulture and soil science, thinking that this expertise would not be used outside of his backyard garden. Little did he know that his family’s firm was about to expand into environmental litigation, and his side passion would become one with his career.
Rutger joins PARRIS as an asset to the environmental litigation department, passionately defending individuals in cases involving water, soil and air contamination. His background in horticulture and soil science has made Rutger a valuable resource to the department and his clients as they fight for those adversely affected by polluted resources.
- Professor Lawrence A. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship Recipient
- Mock Trial Coach
- California State Bar
- Juris Doctor, Pepperdine Law School
- Bachelor of Science Degree, Horticulture; University of Wisconsin – Madison
- Wage-and-hour class action litigation: Represented truck drivers who responsible for picking up and delivering local freight who were denied meal and rest periods despite regularly working in excess of 10 hours a day. After the case was removed to federal court and multiple appeals concerning whether the drivers were entitled to meal and rest breaks at all, the R. Rex Parris team, including Kitty Szeto, John Bickford, and myself, successfully certified the drivers’ claims for classwide treatment. Campbell v. Vitran Express Inc., No. CV 11-5029 RGK (SHX), 2015 WL 7176110 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 12, 2015). We later secured a favourable settlement on their behalf.