Lutz, C. David
C. David Lutz


When you need a lawyer for divorce, child support and other family law issues, you want an attorney who cares about your situation. Someone who makes you feel comfortable. Someone you can trust. You'll find that person in David Lutz, founder of Lutz Law Offices, P.S.

A Natural Problem-Solver

A cum laude graduate of Seattle University Law School, David's emphasis is family law. He is genuine, easy to talk to, a natural problem-solver. You can depend upon David for an honest assessment of your case. If your chances for winning are good, he'll tell you. If they aren't, David won't take advantage of you with misleading promises.

David believes in trying to settle cases without litigation when practical. When litigation is necessary, he ensures his clients have the knowledge they need to make informed decisions. He believes you as a client should spend as little as possible on attorneys' fees, and suffer a minimum of grief and aggravation because of a court action.

In an area of law where clients frequently dislike their lawyers, David is proud that he receives many new cases through client referral.

From Hong Kong to the U.S. Navy to Tacoma

David hails from North Carolina. After attending college and serving as a volunteer in Hong Kong, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. His tour on board the USS Nimitz introduced him to the Pacific Northwest, which he and his family now 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. He opened a second office in Federal Way in 1999. In 2005 he opened offices in Seattle, Gig Harbor and Silverdale.

Client Testimonials

"There were many issues in our court case that had David not been representing me I am very sure would have gone the other way. He always knew exactly what to do, when to do it, and what to expect next. When opposing counsel made a move he had a countermove ready and waiting.

I fully believe that had I not retained Mr. Lutz I would be only a weekend father, missing out on all of the joyous moments I have been able to experience with my son. He now resides with me full time and my life is so much richer and more rewarding because of it.

I would highly recommend David Lutz and his staff, all of who were supportive, informative and highly professional and at the same time very compassionate. I have recommended Mr. Lutz to several friends and family members and will continue to do so. I owe him more than any dollar amount will ever cover. Without a doubt, he gave me my son. There is no doubt I would not have won this case without his astute legal skills.

If you need the best, do not hesitate to retain this outstanding legal team."

Rollin G.

"After much research and preliminary talks with other law offices, I retained David and his staff to represent me in a divorce action.

David was very upfront and forthright in explaining what I should expect, emotionally and financially, and requested I think about the path I was beginning to follow before retaining him. I did as he requested, but eventually told him to continue with the action.

David and I prepared a plan of action. He allowed me the opportunity to provide my thoughts and direction as needed. While David did not agree 100% with how I wanted to proceed, he followed my final decisions 100%.

David and his staff provide the most professional service I have seen with any law office in my 28 years as a police officer. David is a definite benefit as an advocate. I can't say enough for David and his staff and the service they provide. I recommend David to anyone who needs a great family lawyer. He will provide you with the service you need."

Kirk R.

"David was kind, friendly, sympathetic, and understanding. In my opinion he is a remarkable lawyer. I was in the midst of a custody battle over my 7 year old son and David worked diligently to get my son back. He was professional and always kept me up to date on what he was doing with my case. I highly recommend David Lutz for his expertise; he is a valuable lawyer to have in your corner.

David was a pleasure to work with and I owe him all my thanks for what he did for me."

Gina L.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1997


  • Seattle University of Law, Tacoma, Washington
    • J.D. - 1996
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of the State of New York, Albany, New York
    • Regents College Degree; B.S., Business - 1989

Professional Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Member
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section

Past Positions

  • U.S. Navy