Mark W. Rutherford focuses his practice in four different areas. He represents many businesses in their day-to-day legal needs, advising on all matters of law regarding contracts, employment issues, corporate compliance and business transactions including mergers and acquisitions, asset purchase and sales as well as business entity formation. His second area of practice is general business litigation, representing owners and businesses in the prosecution and defense of lawsuits. His third area of practice is representing businesses and their owners in defense of criminal and administrative proceedings. This is commonly known as White Collar defense if the owner or business is accused of an alleged criminal violation. It also involves assisting the business when it receives notices of governmental administrative violations, or to assist businesses when they become indirectly involved in criminal and administrative investigations and receive subpoenas for documents or requests for interviews from law enforcement officials.
Mark’s fourth area of practice is working with tax-exempt and charitable organizations as well as political and campaign organizations.
Mark is active in the community. He presently serves as Chairman of the Indiana Public Defender Commission and President of the Indianapolis Junior Tennis Development Fund, Inc., He has previously served as President of the Woodstock Club, Indianapolis Police Athletic League, Inc., Central Indiana Tennis Association, Inc., National Junior Tennis League of Indianapolis, Inc. and the Lambda Chi Alpha Home Association of Wabash College, Inc.
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1986
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1990
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1994
Form 990 and other Annual Reporting Requirements and Legal Issues in Fundraising Lecturer, 2014
Legal Issues in Fundraising for Non-Profits Lecturer, 2015
When Law Enforcement Calls Upon Your Business Client Lecturer, 2015, 2016
Handling Email, Social Media and other ESI Lecturer, 2017
Indianapolis Bar Association
Indiana State Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
University Club of Indianapolis
Past Chairman Libertarian Party of Indiana
Former Member Libertarian National Committee
Wabash College, B.A., 1982
Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 1986
Marion County Superior Courts, Public Defender, Indianapolis, 1990
Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, Deputy Prosecutor, Indianapolis, 1986-1989
Indianapolis Junior Tennis Development Fund, Inc.
Indiana Public Defender Commission
Honors and Awards
Eagle Scout, July 1976
Order of Merit, Lambda Chi Alpha International Fraternity, 2000
Alpha-Kappa Zeta of Lambda Chi Alpha Hall of Fame, 2001