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