Gerald Lutkenhaus

Gerald Lutkenhaus

Attorney
Location:
Richmond, Virginia
Phone:
804-554-3168
Email:

Workers' Compensation

  • Litigated over 1,000 workers’ compensation claims at the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission for over 35 years.

  • Resolved a Virginia workers’ compensation case for $1,450,000 in 2007, which resulted in a $5,000,000 payout for the claimant.
  • Lectured on workers’ compensation to the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association in 2002; presented Workers Compensation Tactics to fellow attorneys in 2007.

Social Security Disability

  • Practiced Social Security Disability for over 35 years in Central Virginia with victories at the Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, the Appeals Council, and Remand Hearings.
  • Lectured on SSI to the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association in 2003, lectured on Social Security Disability to a group of lawyers in 2008.

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Workers' Compensation
  • 20% Social Security Disability

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1973
  • Virginia, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1974

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D. - 1973
  • Iowa State University
    • B.S. - 1970

Classes/Seminars

  • How Social Security Disability Affects Workers’ Compensation, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), 2015
  • Presented at the Advanced Workers Compensation Retreat, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), 2013
  • How to Win a Social Security Disability Case, 2008
  • Tips and Tactics for Virginia Workers Compensation Claims, 2007
  • Guest Lecturer, Social Security Practice, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), 2003
  • Update on Workers Compensation Law in Virginia, National Business Institute, 2002
  • Introduction to Workers Compensation Law, Lorman Business, 2001
  • Workers Compensation in Virginia, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), 2001
  • Workers Compensation Update, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), 2000

Honors and Awards

  • Rated No. 1 in Workers' Compensation, Richmond Magazine, 1999
  • Martindale Hubbell’s AV rating (highest peer review rating for legal excellence), 2003 - 2018
  • Lexis Nexis: Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2005 - 2018
  • Avvo’s 10 out of 10 Superb Rating, 2010 - 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Richmond Bar Association, Member
  • Henrico Bar Association, Member
  • Virginia Bar Association, Member
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), Member
  • National Organization of Social Security Representatives (NOSSCR), Member
  • The Virginia Trial Lawyers Subcommittee on Workers' Compensation
  • City of Richmond Workers' Compensation Workgroup

Past Employment Positions

  • Neighborhood Legal Aid Society, Manager, 1978 - 1990
  • Central Virginia Legal Aid Society in Richmond, VA, Attorney, 1974 - 1978