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John Joseph Lutgens

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John Lutgens has been a lawyer in Vancouver Washington and the
Portland metropolitan area since 1992.  After graduating from Willamette
University, College of Law in 1992, he joined the Portland firm of Sims
& Sims.  While at Sims & Sims he practiced in criminal defense,
personal injury, estate planning & probate, real estate law,
commercial fishing law, business transactions, and litigation.

Since 1994, when John Lutgens opened his firm in Vancouver,
Washington, he has practiced in multiple areas, including plaintiff’s
personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning & probate,
business formation and transaction, family law, bankruptcy, and real
property law.

John Lutgens is licensed to practice law in Washington and Oregon,
with his practice emphasizing criminal defense, estate planning &
probate, bankruptcy, family law, and business formation &
acquisitions. He is admitted to the Washington and Oregon State Courts,
and Federal Western District Court for Washington.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    23 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    23 years
  3. Juvenile: 10%
    23 years
  4. Estate Planning: 10%
    23 years



Hourly ($200-300/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Alan E. Harvey

    I have known John Lutgens for over 15 years. For the past 10 years I was a Deputy/Senior Deputy Prosecutor in the Major Crimes Unit or in the Children's Justice Unit. John and I have had a number of difficult and sensitive matters in which John was opposing counsel. John is a very sound and capable attorney, especially in the area of juvenile criminal matters. He has always been a zealous advocate for his clients. In my opinion he is one of the best attorneys in his practice area in the region. I have a great deal of respect for his abilities and if one of my children were ever in trouble I want him to represent them.


    Alan Harvey Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

John J. Lutgens Attorneys At Law

4001 Main Street, Suite 212
P.O. Box 61949
Vancouver, WA, 98666


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneySims & Sims1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)Member1994 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationFormer Board of Directors and current member1993 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Multnomah County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1992 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of Southern CaliforniaPolitical ScienceBachelor of Arts1978

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