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Certified California
Family Law Specialists

undefinedAttorney Michael Rutkowski, CFLS

Michael Rutkowski is a Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS) and focuses exclusively on all areas of family law and is certified to represent minors as “Minors Counsel” when appointed by the courts. In addition, he also has state and federal experience in complex pharmaceutical litigation and intellectual property rights.

Michael grew up in the Bay Area, outside San Francisco, attending UC Berkeley where he double majored in Psychology and Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley, and after exploring neuropharmacology and cancer research, decided on pursuing a legal career as a means to work with new people and help individuals directly.

A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and a member of the Missouri Bar, Michael practiced in multi-jurisdiction litigation settlement for several years before returning to California. He feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend time as a stay at home dad, which has helped shape a real understanding of the many roles parents play in raising children.

He enjoys spending time on the beach with his brilliant wife and high school sweetheart and their amazing sons in sunny Southern California.

Why Choose Negley Law, APC?

  • Prompt & Professional Legal Advice & Service

  • Over 20 Years of Combined Experience

  • Highly Recommended by Clients

  • Certified California Family Law Specialists

  • Avvo Reviews
  • Avvo Client's Choice 2016
  • Avvo Clients Choice 2018
  • Avvo Top Attorney
  • 2013 Top Lawyers in California
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Avvo Featured Attorney Family Law
  • Certified California Family Law Specialist
  • Ventura Chamber of Commerce
  • Ventura County Bar Association

Testimonials From Our Clients

See How We've Helped Our Past Clients Resolve Their Family Law Matters
  • “There’s no better lawyer to represent you than John Negley.”

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  • “I felt very confident in court today because of all your hard work and it paid off!”


  • “He did a good job, has a great disposition, good manners, good poise, conducted himself properly at all times.”


  • “I appreciate all your hard work.”


  • “John is doing a terrific job on my case and I am very happy.”


  • “I am glad I found you guys. I really appreciate your help!”


  • “Words cannot truly express my appreciation for the team at Negley Law.”


  • “what's most important to me is that you carried yourself with me and my wife in a honorable manner.”


  • “Thank you for enforcing the court's order. You are the best.”


  • “You and your firm are true professionals. You are fantastic.”


  • “Things went great and you're an awesome lawyer. Thank you so much for all your help and advice. ”


  • “exceeded expectations by under promising and over delivering.”