Malcolm Ruthven

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Contact Details

4040 Civic Center Drive - Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
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Work: (415) 342-4666
Fax: (415) 869-6645
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Malcolm Ruthven is a California bankruptcy lawyer serving Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco,
Napa, Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Mateo counties. Major cities and towns are Sausalito, Mill Valley, Tiburon. Corte Madera, Larkspur, San Rafael, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Novato, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Napa, Vallejo, Oakland, Alameda, Walnut Creek, Concord, San Mateo.

Why bankruptcy law?

I too have had the experience of seeing my field of work (then computer
application software development) shrink before my very eyes with the projects
I used to get being sent overseas. People in the current economy have similar
experiences and I was determined to find a way to use my legal background to help
them. I decided that practicing bankruptcy law was the most direct way I could

What I like best about my work

I like seeing the relief in the eyes and manner of my clients after they've
taken the steps they need to take toward a financial Fresh Start. It's a privilege
to be an important part of that process.

About my law firm

I'm a solo practitioner by choice and all my clients deal directly with
me, not non-attorney assistants. I think this is the way it should be done so
it's the way I do it.

Personal Interests

I'm an ex-ski bum who only skis cross-country now, have been an artist
(silkscreen/serigraph), and am still a photographer. I enjoy and appreciate this
wonderful place where we live; I never tire of the beauty and diversity of it.


University of California, Hastings College of the Law – Juris Doctor

University of Missouri – Bachelor of Science, Mathematics

Office Locations

Marin County

4040 Civic Center Drive - Suite 200

San Rafael, CA 94903


Marin County

One Harbor Drive - Suite 300

Sausalito, CA 94965


San Francisco

At the foot of Market Street, just across from the Ferry Building.

San Francisco, CA 94105


East Bay

Emeryville, CA 94608

Near Hwy 80/580 on Powell St.


Sonoma County

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Fountaingrove Area


Sonoma County

Petaluma, CA 94954

Near Hwy 101



University of California, Hastings College of the Law
San Francisco, California, United States
Juris Doctor

University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri, United States
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics