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CAROLINE M. LUTZ

Caroline Lutz is a member of our business litigation practice group representing national and regional clients in civil litigation with a business litigation focus. She assists clients with commercial and business disputes, land use and zoning, real estate transactions, intellectual property matters, and creditor’s rights litigation. Caroline also has experience in export controls compliance and higher education research compliance.

Since she was a young girl, Caroline always enjoyed writing, and she would type up stories and editorials (yes, on a typewriter). One of her better known works is “How to Be an Olympic Gymnast in Two Weeks.” This love of the written word led her to a career in the law, and as a former collegiate athlete, she enjoys the intense competition of litigation, and thinks there is nothing better than a tentative ruling in her client’s favor. Caroline’s clients depend on her to help them navigate through legal and other adversarial proceedings in order to resolve their business disputes. Prior to joining Fennemore Dowling Aaron, Caroline was an associate at a law firm representing large financial institutions and private companies in consumer and commercial collection actions. She handled many collection cases from inception to judgment, and performed discovery, law and motion, trial preparation and defense of cross-complaints under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, California’s Rosenthal Act, and the Fair Debt Buying Practices Act.

To unwind, Caroline turns to fashion, yoga, reading, travel, French language and culture, and spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She earned her J.D. from Western Michigan Cooley Law School where she was a Senior Associate Editor for Law Review. A former volleyball player for the Spartans, she attended Michigan State University for her undergraduate education as a full-scholarship student-athlete.

Education

  • J.D., Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
  • B.A., cum laude, Michigan State University

Areas Of Practice

Experienced, forward-thinking advocates who go beyond the expected for clients in dispute prevention and resolution.

One of the largest and most active bankruptcy and creditors’ rights legal practices in the Southwest and California, representing clients locally, regionally, and nationally.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

  • Export Control Compliance

Professional and community activities

  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Bar of District of Columbia
  • Member, State Bar of Illinois
  • Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Fresno County Bar Association
  • Military Spouse JD Network

Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois

LANGUAGES

  • French, Conversant