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David Lutz

Child custody Attorney at Kent, WA

4.4   38 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

Virtual consultation available

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    50%

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%
    Divorces and legal separations are about dividing property and debts, obtaining custody and support, obtaining restraining orders, alimony or maintenance.

    26 years, 2,100 cases

  3. Family
    25%

TWENTY-ONE YEARS HANDLING FAMILY AND DIVORCE CASES IN PIERCE COUNTY. HELPING MAKE THINGS RIGHT!

David is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. After attending college and working as a humanitarian volunteer in Hong Kong, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. His tour on board the USS Nimitz introduced him into the Pacific Northwest, which he and his family call home. While in the Navy, he earned a B.S. in Business and began attending Law School. Following his graduation from Seattle University Law School, David opened his first law office, now in Tacoma, Washington.

 

A Cum Laude graduate of Seattle University Law School, David’s emphasis is Family Law. Nothing is more important than preserving your relationships with your family, ensuring for the care and nurture of your children, and fairly distributing your assets and liabilities in a divorce or breakup of a cohabitation relationship. Mr. Lutz believes in trying to settle cases without litigation when practical. When litigation is necessary, he ensures his clients have the most professional representation.

 

If you are facing a divorce, child custody or visitation, protective orders or spousal maintenance, or whatever your case might entail, the process can be intimidating and frightening. Mr. David Lutz has represented thousands of clients through this process, either through settlement and negotiation or through trial. He is experienced not only in Washington State Family Law, but with opposing attorneys and Pierce County judges. Due to practicing Family Law since 1997, he is a natural at what he does and has a way to make you feel comforted during this difficult time in your life.

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Licensed for 25 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 01/30/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact David

Lutz & Associates
604 W. Meeker Street Suite 201
Kent, WA, 98032
Lutz & Associates
15801 NE 24th St
Bellevue, WA, 98008
Lutz & Associates, P.S.
5202 Tacoma Mall Blvd.
Tacoma, WA, 98409-7050
Lutz & Associates PCC
6314 19th St. West Suite 101
Fircrest, WA, 98466
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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  38 customer reviews
Posted by Justin | December 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lutz law office is amazing
The title says it all. David and Jill worked really hard on my behalf in a parenting plan modification. It was a difficult case, and they both took a lot of time and patience with me to achieve the best outcome. Everyone that I had any kind of interaction with was great! I highly recommend them to anyone that needs a good attentive attorney for family matters cases.
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
(UPDATE) Domestic Violence Protection Order dismissed
I wanted to update my review for Mr. Lutz as I didn't include his Paralegal. Jill Conner as an aboslute superior performer. Her attention to detail, knowledge, and experience was unsurpassed. She really poised David Lutz for success. Here's my original review with updates. Mr. Lutz was amazing and he packs premium performance in a budget price.I had a fraudulent DVPO filed against me. My wife’s claims were untrue. She was attempting to use this as the common “silver bullet” technique used to get the upper hand in a divorce. Mr. Lutz helped explain what I needed to do in order to prove my innocence. I provided my evidence to him and his amazing paralegal. He helped me feel confident by explaining the process and what was to come. He went to court with me and calmly incapacitated the opposing counsel. He calmly told the commissioner my wife’s claims didn’t at all meet the definition of domestic violence. I probably didn't even need an attorney. My ex wife's attorney Bryan Murry was a bumbling, ever failing attorney. He was often scrambling for reference documents, and seemingly perpetually unorganized. To me, his performance indicated he obtained his education at a low-tier community college. I really hope he can get a new job and get trained by the best so he can succeed, as he was unscrupulous and unethically proceeded to talk bad about me after the commissioner had dismissed his case and publicity asked why he had brought this to the court. I fear until he gets help from a mentor, he will let down, and disappoint any client he takes on. He will willingly take money even though the case is not winnable, so I guess that's a good think. Using Mr. Lutz and Ms. Morfitt against him was like using a tactical nuclear weapon against Popsicle stand. The judge dismissed the case after agreeing with my explanations in my documents and concurring with Mr. Lutz. He’s still helping my divorce case and I’m hoping for another victory while keeping cost to a minimum. Mr. Lutz has been great to work with so far. He knows how what he’s doing and does his best to keep costs as low as possible. Mr Lutz, Ms. Morfitt, and Jill Conner were fantastic and I highly recommend paying them to help you succeed and the truth come out.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick and to the point
David what's honest with me the whole time and when it came to go to court he was straight forward and to the point.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Remote divorce attny
David and Kay were great in helping get my case dismissed. I really liked that David took the time to consult w/me prior and understand what the issues were. His team worked expeditiously to get everything done, despite it being holiday season. This was a remote case and so I needed to rely on their professionalism via email & phone in order to get this accomplished. My only minor criticism would be their billing/invoicing system - I'd get an email asking for various amounts w/out an invoice attached. When I would ask for an invoice, the amounts would be different and it so it was not clear what I needed to pay. This can be easily fixed (hint, David!).
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Posted by Christine | December 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Caring, honest, and affordable legal assistance.
I worked with Mr. Rundle through Mr. Lutz's firm. Mr. Rundle was straightforward with his legal advice, placing his emphasis on my needs and not his own, which is rare for most attorneys. I will most assuredly return to this firm in the event I require additional legal assistance.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 135-324 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Lutz & Associates, P.S
  • 2018 - Present
  • Owner
  • Lutz Law Offices, PS
  • 1997 - 2018

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • State University of New York
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Anne Sprute and Eric Bradley
  • Sprute’s GI bill benefits could only be applied to reduce her own postsecondary educational obligations under 38 USC § 3319(f)(3).

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Cum Laude
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (8)
Endorse David
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"You are lucky indeed if Mr. Lutz agrees to take your case now that he is semi-retired. He's brilliant and an excellent attorney and businessman."
Child custody Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. David brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to any issues that he is faced with."
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. David is hardworking and intelligent. He is able to effectively advocate for his clients while also negotiating positive outcomes for families."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David and I had a very contentious case in the past. He was the consummate professional to work with. At trial he was a great advocate for his client. Outside of cases, he is a great colleague and always ready to talk about cases and theories."
Family Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lutz vigorously represents his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Lutz is an extremely competent attorney with strong analytical skills and great concern for his clients. He is a devoted advocate who feels for his clients."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dave is a capable advocate for his clients and is reasonable in resolving their issues."
Family Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Over the many years, Dave and I have had a number of cases against each other. He is knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. He maintains a common goal... attempting to work out a reasonable settlement the parties can agree to."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is ethical and hardworking."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David Lutz is knowledgeable about family law matters and handles his cases with compassion and understanding."
Family Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David Lutz is a very competent, well respected attorney in the community. We have worked together as opposing counsel on cases, and he is reasonable and obtains excellent results for his clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David works very hard and is honest. He is passionate and has good trial skills."
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