Attorney at Law
Tom Lutz graduated with honors (Cum Laude) from FSU School of Law in May 2022. During Law School, Tom gained a wide range of practical experience, completing internships with the State Attorney’s Office, the State Attorney General’s Office, and with an individual practitioner focusing primarily on Family Law. In addition, Tom participated in the School’s Veterans Clinic, assisting Veterans with housing and employment issues. Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in Earth and Atmospheric Science from Rutgers University in 1981, and his Masters in Humanities (History) from California State University in 1996.
Tom comes to the practice of law as a second (or possibly his 3rd career). He entered the Air Force in 1982, and served 25 years as an Air Force officer and pilot, primarily flying Special Operations C-130’s. Tom retired from active duty in 2007, after 25 years of service, with the rank of Colonel. He continued to work for the Air Force for another 12 years in a civil service capacity, serving as the Deputy Director of the 1st Special Operations Group at Hurlburt Field. He retired from civil service in 2019 and entered Law School.
Tom and his wife Marge have lived in the Fort Walton Beach/Mary Esther area since 2002. Marge teaches Middle School at St Mary Catholic School. They have two children, their son Chris and his wife Debby are both Attorneys living in Washington DC, and their daughter Katie is the Communications Manager for the Global Food Bank Network based in Chicago.
- B.S. from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
- M.A. from California State University, Dominguez Hills, CA
- J.D. from Florida State University, School of Law, Tallahassee, FL
- Admitted to Florida Bar September 2022