David M. Lutz

david m. lutz

David M. Lutz, Q.C. was admitted to the bar in New Brunswick in 1977. Since that time he has been a partner in the law firm Lutz Longstaff. His practice areas include criminal law, family law and personal injury. He completed a B.A. in Political Science and American History at Washington & Jefferson College (1967), a B.Ed. at Saint Thomas University (1974), and his LL.B. at the University of New Brunswick (1977). He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1992. Since 1997, he written a weekly opinion column on social and legal affairs in the Telegraph Journal.

He has appeared as Counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada; in New Brunswick’s Provincial Court, Court of Appeal and Court of Queen’s Bench; in Prince Edward Island.’s Provincial Court and Supreme Court; in Newfoundland’s Provincial Court and Unified Family Court; in Nova Scotia’s Provincial Court and Supreme Court; in the Nunavut Supreme Court and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. He has been Defence Counsel in 24 murder trials; has conducted over 100 Jury Trials as Counsel (Defence and Prosecution); and conducted over 4,000 Judge Alone Trials as Counsel (Defence & Prosecution).

Mr. Lutz has over 150 reported cases in the New Brunswick Reports, Canadian Criminal Cases, Criminal Law Reports and Family Law Reports.

Legal Activities include:

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 Course to Saint John Police Department, 2002-2003

Treasurer, Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers, 1996-

Treasurer, New Brunswick Criminal Lawyers Association, 1994-

Atlantic Provinces, Vice-Chair, Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers, 1992-1996

Law Society of New Brunswick (President, 1990-1991)

Saint John Law Society, 1977-

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-

Federation of Law Societies National Criminal Law Programme, Lecturer, 1986-1991

Advisory Committee on B.D.A. Study on Legal Aid, 1985-1987

Canadian Bar Association (Chair, Provincial Subsections, Criminal Law, 1981-1983 and Immigration Law, 1984)

Unified Criminal Court Committee, 1992-

Trust Audit Committee, 1992-