Courtney Lerch

The Lerch Law Firm
317 Tattnall Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 417-5008

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

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

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

Pro Bono Activities

Mississippi Center for Justice, 2006 - Present


Delta Gamma