Attorney at Law


Robert Christian Rutledge, Esquire

The grandson of the late Rev. W. Robert Rutledge, a former pastor at Garden Lakes Baptist Church, and the late Helen Elizabeth "Ro Ro" Rutledge, a para-professional at Garden Lakes Elementary, Robert has spent the last fourteen years as part of the community in Rome and Northwest Georgia.  He has served thousands of people from Floyd County who needed an advocate to protect their constitutional rights and defend them against criminal charges.  

Robert grew up in Marietta, Georgia, and graduated from Wheeler High School in 1990, thanks to the great support of his parents, Buddy and the late Kay Ellen Rutledge.  After attending college at Georgia State University, Robert taught Latin, Theory of Knowledge, Humanities, Creative Writing, and other courses in the Forsyth County School System.  Robert was then accepted into the School of Law at the University of Georgia.  He completed his law degree in 2005 and a master's degree in 2006 while starting to practice law.  He then began his service at the Rome Circuit Public Defender's Office.  After eleven years, Robert brought his legal skills to serve the larger community of Rome and Northwest Georgia. 



Juris Doctor, 2005                                     M.A. in Latin, 2006

B.A. in Philosophy, 1995                       Minor in English

Bar Admissions

• Georgia Courts of Law and Equity
• The Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia
• The Supreme Court of the United States of America

Activities & Affiliations

• Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
• Coosa River Basin Initiative
• American Canoe Association