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Stephen W. Lutche

Stephen W. Lutche

  • Shareholder

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Practice Areas:

  • Land Use
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate & Trust Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Business Law


Stephen W. Lutche has developed a reputation in Harford County for his legal work in real estate and contracts, but also maintains successful business, probate and estate planning practices.

Mr. Lutche concentrates his practice primarily on land development matters, estate planning, and estate administration. He represents clients in commercial and residential subdivision and construction projects, leasing, and general real estate matters. His business practice includes the acquisition or sale of a business, the formation of business entities, and business licensing and regulatory matters.

He is a lifelong resident of Maryland who grew up in Harford County and worked for the County as an attorney early in his career. During that time, he developed extensive experience providing counsel to the Department of Public Works and became well versed with the local construction and development industry. He carried his public experience into private practice where he now represents local developers, builders, contractors, and businesses.

Mr. Lutche has worked at the law firm for over 25 years and is a Shareholder. He has helped support a number of large commercial, residential, and recreational developments in Harford County and Cecil County that benefit any number of residents on a daily basis.

Outside of the office, Mr. Lutche is most often surrounded by athletics and can be found playing or watching his children or hometown teams play any number of sports. Mr. Lutche and his family are also avid supporters of their local community and a number of charitable organizations.


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. - 1990
  • Western Maryland College, Westminster, Maryland
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Honors: Dean's List - 1986; Political Science & Prelaw Honor Societies 1985-1987
    • Major: Political Science
  • John Carroll High School, 1983

Bar Admission

  • Maryland, 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1992


  • Harford County Bar Foundation - Volunteer Service Award
  • Western Maryland College - Keynote Speaker - Distinguished Alumni Athletic Banquet
  • Outstanding Young Men of America
  • Harvard University - United Nations Model Assembly Participant
  • Western Maryland College Varfsity Soccer Team - Co-captain & Teams' Most Valuable Player, 1986, Selected to All-State Teams, 1985 - 1986, All-Conference Team, 1985, School Career Scoring Record, 1986
  • Western Maryland College Varsity Baseball Team Gold Glove Award

Pro-Bono Activities

  • John Carroll High School, Board of Trustees - 2018 – Present
  • Harford United Charities, Inc., Board of Trustees, 2001 - Present
  • Susana de Moya Foundation, Inc., Counsel to Board of Directors, 2003 - 2008
  • Task Force on the Future Growth of Harford County, Member, 1997 - 1999
  • Knights of Columbus, Bel Air Council, Member, 1995 - 1996
  • Red Star Soccer Club, State Champions, 1993 Maryland Summer League, Columbia League Champions 1992, 1993, Member, 1984 - 1994

Past Positions

  • Hertsch, Gessner, Laws and Snee, P.A., Associate Attorney, 1994 to 1995
  • Harford County, Assistant County Attorney, 1991 to 1994
  • Circuit Court for Harford County, Hon. William O. Carr and Hon. Maurice W. Baldwin, Jr., Judicial Law Clerk, 1990 to 1991
  • Harford County Department of Law, Law Clerk, 1988 to 1990
  • Security Title Guaranty Corp., Title Examiner
  • Circuit Court for Carroll County, Hon. Luke K. Burns, Jr., Judicial Intern, 1987 to 1987

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Alpha Gamma Tau

Professional Associations

  • Alpha Gamma Tau, Vice President, 1986 to 1986
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member, 1990
  • Harford County Bar Association, Member, 1990
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1995
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member, 1995
  • Alliance, Inc., Board of Directors Member, 1995
  • American Heart Association, Vice Chairman for Annual Gala, 1997 to 1999
  • Harford County Property Tax Assessment Appeal Board, Member, 1996
  • Task Force on the Future Growth of Harford County, Member, 1997
  • Harford County Environmental Advisory Board, Member, 1995 to 1997
  • Knights of Columbus, Bel Air Council, Member, 1995 to 1997