Courtney Lerch is a Georgia native, the founder of The Lerch Law Firm, and a reputable criminal defense attorney in Savannah. Ms. Lerch obtained her JD. From the Mississippi College School of Law. After graduating, she moved back to her home state so that she could start giving back to the community that had given her so much. Ms. Lerch has been well-recognized for her legal prowess. She is a graduate of the prestigious Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy Program and has been nationally ranked a Top 10 Under 40 attorney by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
Ms. Lerch has focused her practice exclusively on criminal law. Over the course of her career, she has represented clients who were facing both misdemeanor and felony charges. Many of these cases involved drug charges, DUI, federal crimes, fraud crimes, theft crimes, violent crimes, and white-collar crimes.
Areas of Practice
Exclusive Focus on Criminal Law
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Georgia, 2009 Colorado, 2011 U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 2010 U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2014
Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi J.D. - 2007 Honors: American Jurisprudence Award - Legal Research and Writing University of Georgia B.A. - 1999 Major: Journalism
Honors and Awards
Best of Savannah- Criminal Defense Attorney 2018 Bill Daniel's Trial Advocacy Program, 2014 - Present Am Jur - Legal Writing/Advanced Legal Writing, 2006 - Present
Professional Associations and Memberships
American Bar Association Savannah Bar Association, 2008 - Present Georgia Association of Women Lawyers State Bars of Georgia State Bars of Colorado Savannah Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2014 - Present Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2011 - Present National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Past Employment Positions
Grenfell, Sledge & Stevens, Law Clerk, 2008 - 2009 Mississippi Court of Appeals, Intern, 2008 - Present MS Attorney General's Office, Criminal Appeals Division, Extern, 2007 - Present United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, Judicial Intern, 2006 - Present The Wade Law Firm, Attorney, 2010 - 2016