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Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus

Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus

also known as Jerry Lutkenhaus

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, Social Security, Brain Injury, Wrongful Death

About Me

Richmond Magazine rated me one of the BEST Workers Compensation Lawyers in Central Virginia. I worked as a Legal Aid lawyer for 17 years. I developed expertise in Virginia Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability. I began to lecture on these areas to bar groups and client groups. I then decided to go into private practice focusing on representing injured and disabled workers. From 2003 to 2015, Martindale-Hubbell awarded me its highest rating of AV Preeminent for legal excellence and ethics based on a vote of my peers. AVVO has awarded me its highest superb rating from 2010 to 2015.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  1. Workers Compensation: 60%
    41 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Social Security: 30%
    41 years, 4 thousand cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 5%
    41 years, 15 cases
  4. Brain Injury: 5%
    41 years, 25 cases



Contingent (20-25%), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

36 total 

  • Charles Welling O'Donnell

    I endorse this lawyer. I have practiced Claimant's Virginia Workers' Compensation law for 18 years, and without question, Mr. Lutkenhaus is one of the top Claimant's Workers' Compensation Lawyers in Virginia.


    Charles O'Donnell Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian S Wayson

    Attorney Lutkenhaus generously shares his breadth and depth of legal knowledge with the Avvo community and no doubt in the real world as well. His posts offer a wealth of information for the lay person and practitioner alike - I have learned much from him and thank him for that. A client needing assistance with employment, labor, workers compensation, social security, wrongful death or brain injury legal matters would be well served by meeting with and considering hiring of Attorney Lutkenhaus. I endorse this lawyer.


    Brian Wayson Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Jerry Lutkenhaus

4906 Fitzhugh Ave
Suite 201
Richmond, VA, 23230


VAAuthorized to practice law197403/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Paul Harris AwardRotary Club of Western Richmond2014
Highest Rating "AV"Martindale-Hubbell2014
Highest Rating (AV)Martindatel-Hubbell2011
Honorable Order of Kentucky ColonelsCommonwealth of Kentucky2010
Highest Rating (AV)Martindale-Hubbell2010
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2007
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2006
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2005
Highest Rating by Martindale Hubbell (AV)Martindale-Hubbell2003
One of Central Virginia's Best Workers Compensation AttorneysRichmond Magazine1999
Service AwardCentral Virginia Legal Aid Society1991
Outstanding Young Men of AmericaOYM1985
MembershipPhi Alpha Theta History Honorary Society1969

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyCentral Virginia Legal Society1978 - 1991

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Henrico County Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1985 - Present
Richmond Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Chipper v. BarumSettlement

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Publication NameTitleDate
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Fiesta BookSocial Security and Worker's Compensation2007

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Iowa State UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1970

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Workers Compensation Advanced RetreatSocial Security Tips for the Workers Comp Lawyer2013
Central Virginia Legal Aid Radio ShowHow to win your disability case2010
Handling a Social Security Disability CaseHow to succeed at the Hearing2008
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Fiesta 2007Workers Compensation Claim Practice2007
Virginia Trial Lawyers Annual MeetingSocial Security Disability Tips2003
Virginia Trial Lawyers FiestaWorkers Compensation and Social Security2002
AFL CIO Virginia State MeetingWorkers Compensation & Social Security Disability2002
Introduction to Workers' Compensation in VirginiaThe Claimant's Perspective2001
Virginia Workers Compensation for Self-InsuredRecent Developments in Virginia Workers Compensation1996

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