Mr. Prutton graduated with high honors in 1979 from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Forestry. He received his law degree in 1982 (J.D. cum laude) from one of the top schools in the country, the University of Illinois College of Law. From 1982 - 1985 he practiced law with Baxter & Hammond in Grand Rapids, Michigan representing insurance companies and corporations. From 1985 - 1987 he represented similar interests while an associate with Low, Ball & Lynch in San Francisco.
In 1987, Mr. Prutton opened his own law office in the Bay Area, switched sides and began representing individuals (injured persons and employees). He has fought insurance companies and corporations ever since for the past 33 years. He has handled hundreds of cases, against the top law firms, in cases ranging from tens of thousands of dollars to millions of dollars. His largest jury verdict was against Amco Insurance Company in the amount of $2.5 million.