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Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus

also known as Jerry Lutkenhaus

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


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



Contingent (20-25%), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

36 total 

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  • 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

  • David Gregory Defazio

    I send my client's to Mr. Lutkenhaus when they need a worker's compensation advocate.


    David Defazio Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Jerry Lutkenhaus

4906 Fitzhugh Ave
Suite 201
Richmond, VA, 23230


VAAuthorized to practice law197403/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Community Service AwardRotary of West Richmond2015
Superb Workers' Compensation AttorneyAvvo2015
Highest Rating of "AV"Martindale-Hubbell2015
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2015
Client's Choice - Workers' Compensation AttorneyAvvo2014
Member WC Section VirginiaAmerican Inn of Court2014
Paul Harris AwardRotary Club of Western Richmond2014
Honorable Order of Kentucky ColonelsCommonwealth of Kentucky2010
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
PresidentLaw Office of Jerry Lutkenhaus1990 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorJ. Sargent Reynolds2001 - 2002
Managing AttorneyCentral Virginia Legal Society1978 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
West end Rotary of RichmondMember2013 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR)Member1991 - 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 AssociationSocial Security for the Workers Compensation Lawyer2013
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Fiesta BookSocial Security and Workers' Compensation2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Iowa State UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Virginia Workers CompensationWorkers Compesation: Nuts and Bolts2015
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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