David M. Lutz, K.C.

David M. Lutz, K.C.

Contact David: counsel1@lutz.nb.ca

Born: Erie, Pennsylvania
Admitted to bar New Brunswick, 1977

Washington & Jefferson College (B.A. in Political Science and American History, 1967)
Saint Thomas University (B.Ed., 1974)
University of New Brunswick( LL.B., 1977)
Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 1992


2020 Franklin O. Leger, QC Award Recipient
This Award is given in recognition of outstanding meritorious service, dedication or contribution in accordance with the highest ideals of the legal profession.

• Partner in law firm, Lutz Parish Gerrish, 1977-Present
• Social Worker and consultant on juvenile delinquency with Federal and Provincial Governments, 1971-1974
• Taught elementary, junior and high school, 1967-1971
• Weekly columnist, Social and Legal Affairs, Telegraph-Journal, 1997-2005

Legal Activities:
• Dispute Resolution Officer, Family Division, Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick, 2002-2003
• Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Award, 2002
• Osgoode Society, 2002-
• International Criminal Defence Attorneys Association, 2002-
• Taught Search Warrant Court to Saint John Police Department, 2002-2003
• Treasurer, Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers, 1996-
• Standing Agent of the Attorney-General of Canada for Prosecutions under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act and various other federal statues, 1994-Present
• Treasurer, New Brunswick Criminal Lawyers Association, 1994-Present
• Atlantic Provinces, Vice-Chair, Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers, 1992-1996 and and Treasurer 1996-2008
• Law Society of New Brunswick (President, 1990-1991)
• Saint John Law Society, 1977-Present
• Legal Aid Advisory Committee to Minister of Justice, 1982-1996, Chairman, 1992-1996
• New Brunswick Law Society, Legal Aid Chairman, 1983-1987
• Course Leader, Bar Admission Course, Professional Responsibility, 1988-1998
• Lecturer, Bar Admission Course, Criminal and Family Law, 1988-Present
• Federation of Law Societies National Criminal Law Programme, Lecturer, 1986-1991

Appeared as Counsel in:
Supreme Court of Canada;
N.B.: Provincial Court; Court of Appeal; Court of Queen’s Bench;
P.E.I.: Provincial Court; Supreme Court;
Nfld: Provincial Court; Unified Family Court
N.S.: Provincial Court; Supreme Court
Nunavut Supreme Court
Ontario Superior Court of Justice

Defence Counsel in 35 murder trials.
Conducted over 100 Jury Trials as Counsel (Defence and Prosecution)
Conducted over 5,000 Judge Alone Trials as Counsel (Defence & Prosecution)

• Over 200 reported cases
• Community Activities:
• Queen’s 50th Jubliee Medal for Service to Community & Canada,2002
• Hampton Credit Union Committee, Chair, 1999-2001
• AIDS Saint John, Board of Directors, 1999-2002
• Sponsor: Saint John Police Force – Homicide Seminars
• Vice-President, Kings Co. Historical & Archival Society, 1993-2010
• President, Hampton Chamber of Commerce, 1979-1983
• Hampton High School Theatre Committee, Patron 1992- Present
• Founding Member, Secretary, Board of Directors and Patron, Dr. V.A. Snow Centre, 1982-1987
• Languages:
• English, some German
• Special Agencies:
• Agent, (Former)Federal Attorney General of Canada (Prosecutions)

•Criminal Law (30%); Family Law (60%); Personal Injury (10%).
•Good knowledge of Drug Law, and Drug Defences

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