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Jeffrey Paul Lutz

Jeffrey Paul Lutz

Practice areas:

Litigation, Appeals, Business, Construction & Development, Real Estate

About Me

Founded in 1871, Gilbert Harrell is one of Georgia's oldest law firms, with an established reputation for providing sophisticated legal representation to individuals, small businesses, and major corporations alike.  Our experienced professionals have been recognized throughout the legal community for their work, and been invited to join such prestigious organizations as the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.  National directory of attorneys Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Gilbert Harrell its coveted "AV" rating, - See more at: http://www.gilbertharrelllaw.com/#sthash.2WhTYVwH.dpuf

Founded in 1871, Gilbert Harrell is one of Georgia's oldest law firms, with an established reputation for providing sophisticated legal representation to individuals, small businesses, and major corporations alike.  Our experienced professionals have been recognized throughout the legal community for their work, and been invited to join such prestigious organizations as the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.  National directory of attorneys Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Gilbert Harrell its coveted "AV" rating, - See more at: http://www.gilbertharrelllaw.com/#sthash.2WhTYVwH.dpuf

Founded in 1871, Gilbert Harrell is one of Georgia's oldest law firms, with an established reputation for providing sophisticated legal representation to individuals, small businesses, and major corporations alike.  Our experienced professionals have been recognized throughout the legal community for their work, and been invited to join such prestigious organizations as the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.  National directory of attorneys Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Gilbert Harrell its coveted "AV" rating, - See more at: http://www.gilbertharrelllaw.com/#sthash.2WhTYVwH.dpuf

Founded in 1871, Gilbert Harrell is one of Georgia's oldest law firms, with an established reputation for providing sophisticated legal representation to individuals, small businesses, and major corporations alik - See more at: http://www.gilbertharrelllaw.com/#sthash.2WhTYVwH.dpuf

Founded in 1871, Gilbert Harrell Sumerford & Martin, PC is one of Georgia's oldest and most respected firms.  The firm is a relationship-oriented law firm that is committed to providing its clients with personalized service of the highest quality, in the most responsive and efficient manner possible. We strive to provide not only sound legal advice for our clients, but also practical and sound business advice.


 


JEFFREY PAUL LUTZ is a member of the Firm's litigation and real estate practice groups.  Mr. Lutz’s practice focuses on representing individuals and businesses in contract-based disputes. 


 


Mr. Lutz has significant experience working with and for construction companies.  Indeed, many of our clients are involved in the industry: real estate developers and owners, contractors and subcontractors, and design professionals alike.  Mr. Lutz represents these companies in contract negotiation, drafting, and myriad construction disputes including the following: bid protests, mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens, performance and payment bonds, design defect, workforce supplementation, delay and scheduling, project settlement cramdowns, real property tax assessments, design infringement, project change orders, and extra-contractual performance.


 


Mr. Lutz also represents small and large corporations involved in commercial and business disputes.  Mr. Lutz has taken a lead role in litigation involving the following claims: breach of contract, unfair business and/or trade practices, defamation, fraudulent transfers or conveyances, covenants not to compete or solicit, breach of fiduciary duty, partnership dissolution, and tortious interference with business and/or contractual relations.


 


Outside the Law:  Mr. Lutz is a 12-year veteran of both the U.S. Army and Georgia Army National Guard.  While on active duty, he served as a team leader and Non-Commissioned Officer with the 1st battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment where he was deployed throughout the United States, Central and South Americas, and Europe.  Among his many awards, Mr. Lutz received the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (Fourth), Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, and the coveted Ranger Tab.  


 


Mr. Lutz resides in St. Simons Island with his wife and two sons.  He enjoys tennis, golf, hunting, hiking and all things outdoors.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Real Estate: 20%
  2. Construction & Development: 20%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Appeals: 20%
  5. Litigation: 20%

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Contact Info

Gilbert, Harrell, Sumerford & Martin, PC

777 Gloucester Street Ste 200
Post Office Box 190
Brunswick, GA, 31521

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200206/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Georgia Super LawyerAtlanta Law & politics Magazine2010
Georgia Super Lawyer Rising StarAtlanta Law & politics Magazine2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyGilbert, Harrell, Sumerford & Martin, PC2013 - 2013
Equity PartnerFSB FisherBroyles2009 - Present
Senior CounselThe Lutz Law Group, LLC2008 - Present
Associate AttorneyEpstein Becker & Green, P.C.2005 - 2008
Associate AttorneyRichelo Morrissey & Wright, P.C.2002 - 2005
Law ClerkConstangy, Brooks & Smith, LLC2000 - 2002

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Atlanta Bar Association, Construction Law SectionMember, Board of Directors2007 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2002 - Present
American Inns of Court - William Augustus Bootle ChapterMember2000 - 2002
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Volunteer Income Tax AssociationVolunteer1999 - 2002

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Carolina Cas. Ins. Co. v. Ragan Mech. Contrs., Inc.Successful Appeal and Ruling of Summary Judgment
Vinings Jubilee Partners, Ltd. v. Vinings Dining, Inc.Settled Prior to Appellate Decision
SuperValu Inc. v. KR Douglasville, LLCSuccessful Appeal and Ruling of Summary Judgment

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Georgia ICLEConstruction Law for the General Practitioner2007
International Lawyers NetworkCybercrime in the U.S.- Protecting Your Clients from Theft by Computer2007
Lorman Education Services publicationConstruction Management Design/Build in Georgia2007
American Bar association Forum on the Construction IndustryConstruction Law Glossary2007
American Bar Association publicationContractor Payment Remedies2006
National Business Institute SeminarGeorgia Construction Law: What do you do when…?2003
National Business Institute SeminarGeorgia Construction Defect and Mold Litigation2003
Atlanta Construction Bar Quarterly PublicationsGeorgia Construction Law Case Updates2003
Columbus Bar AssociationEmployment Rights of Soldiers and Sailors under USERRA2003

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia Southern UniversityU.S. History, American Legal StudiesMA - Masters of Art2003
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Georgia Southern UniversityHistory, Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1998

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Construction Management Design/Build in GeorgiaNon-Payment Remedies2007
Construction Law for the General PractitionerGeorgia Lien Law2007
Basic Construction Law Principles for the General PractitionerContractor Payment Remedies2006
Representing Soldiers and Sailors AbroadEmployment Rights of Soldiers and Sailors under USERRA2003