Lance Dutton

Marietta, GA
Phone: 678-971-3413
Fax: 770-426-1809

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Lance Dutton

Family Law & Criminal Attorney

Lance first decided to concentrate on criminal law during his college internship at a Minnesota Public Defender's office. Lance began his career as an Assistant Public Defender for the Cherokee Judicial Circuit. There he handled over 1,000 criminal cases, including 20 jury trials. During this time, Lance became well-versed in criminal defense but sought to broaden his areas of practice to include family law. Lance was drawn to family law because of the similarities with criminal defense. Both areas call for passionate representation during difficult times for a client. His search for a law firm that could offer him this opportunity while living up to his standards brought him to Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor. Lance came on board with SM&P in 2011, which currently makes up most of his legal tenure as an attorney.

Clients describe Lance as personable and a man of his word who will go the extra mile to protect client rights. He works closely with each client to set realistic goals and then fights tenaciously to deliver the expected results.

When not practicing Law, plays an active role in the community. He has coached children's sports and is an avid ALTA tennis player. Lance also enjoys watching the GA Bulldogs and running and playing with his two rescued puppies, Lucky and Foxy.

  • Holds a certificate of completion in Forensic Alcohol Consulting and Training, LLC
  • Collaborative Law; International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2019
  • Trained in Collaborative Practice and meet IACP Standards and Ethics
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 2011
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2011
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2009
  • Georgia, 2008
Nova University

University of South Dakota School of Law
Vermillion, South Dakota, 2008
Juris Doctor Law Review – John N. Spencer, III, Award
Excellence Award for Criminal Law
Vice-President of Trial Team Association

State University of New York at Albany

University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA, 2004
Bachelor of Business Administration
Major: Business Management; Minor: Political Science Dean's List

2017 Legal Elite

Awarded as 2017 'Legal Elite' by Georgia Trend Magazine
Atlanta, Georgia, 2017