Born and raised in Calgary, Jim Lutz, QC, grew up in the profession of law.
“My dad is a retired Queen’s Bench judge and my sister was a lawyer, now a mediator. I really never thought of anything else to do as my own career path,” he laughs.
Jim has stuck to the downtown core of Calgary for most of his personal and professional life, having been born about seven blocks from where he now works and about four blocks from where he now lives. Despite his strong local roots, he did venture outside of the province to pursue post-secondary education, completing his bachelor of arts at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick and his law degree at the University of Wales.
Jim returned to Alberta after his education and was called to the bar in 1992. He is a criminal defense lawyer at a small firm named Dartnell Lutz, a version of which he once articled for and has worked his way up to now be a name partner. Jim comes to the Bencher table for a second term having been initially elected in 2017.