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  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
    • J.D. - 2012
  • Bethany College, Bethany, WV
    • B.A. in History and Psychology - 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia; and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia


Rachel E. Lutz is an Associate Attorney in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office. She has been successfully defending clients in matters relating to employment, premises liability, catastrophic loss, commercial motor vehicles and the companies that insure them, environmental, product liability and toxic tort.

Ms. Lutz graduated magna cum laude from Bethany College, earning a B.A. as a double major in History and Psychology. She received her J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law, where she was a regional semi-finalist at the ABA Labor & Employment Trial Advocacy competition and received the CALI Excellence for the Future of the Award in Employment Law.

Prior to joining Hardin Thompson, Ms. Lutz worked for the Pittsburgh office of a national law firm where she defended clients in general and casualty liability and employment matters. Her clients included companies in the communications, energy, construction, manufacturing, and trucking industries. Ms. Lutz has also counseled energy, oil, gas, and mineral-related clients on transactional matters, including title examination, oil and gas title opinions, curative matters, and due diligence. In addition, she has served as in-house counsel for an energy company, where she focused on title and curative matters. Ms. Lutz has additional experience working for a national law firm focusing on employment, general liability, and products liability matters.

In its 2021, 2022, and 2023 editions, Ms. Lutz was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in their “Ones to Watch” category in the area for Energy Law.

When not practicing law, Ms. Lutz is involved in community activities. She is a volunteer for CASA for Kids of Washington County, Pennsylvania, a nonprofit organization that supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy of abused and neglected children. She served as Board of Director for CASA from 2015-2020.