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Principal Ryan Lutz Named Top 40 Under 40 by Birmingham Business Journal

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Cory Watson Attorneys is proud to announce that firm Principal Ryan Lutz has been selected to the Birmingham Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” list for 2019.

The list is comprised of up-and-coming business leaders who are intent on shaping the future of Birmingham and their industries. The winners were chosen from hundreds of nominations submitted last year at, and only a small fraction of the nominees were selected as this year’s finalists.

“We are pleased to see Ryan Lutz recognized for his considerable talents and achievements,” said Co-Founder and Managing Principal Ernest Cory. ‘He is a tremendous asset for Birmingham and our firm.”

About Firm Principal Ryan Lutz

Ryan Lutz is a Birmingham native who earned his undergraduate degree from Auburn University before returning to study at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

Since joining the firm in 2006, Lutz has served Cory Watson clients by winning multi-million dollar verdicts such as a $25 million verdict in a faulty brakes product liability case against Nissan.

He has served as Co-Lead Counsel for nationwide consumer fraud class actions and settlements, taken leading roles in multidistrict litigations involving defective medical devices and pharmaceutical products, and led cases that resulted in changes to national safety standards for glass-front fireplace screens.

One of his most notable accomplishments is representing nearly every city and county in the state of Arkansas against opioid manufacturers and distributors in the fight against the opioid epidemic.

A father of two boys, Lutz’s concern for children extends beyond the courtroom. As a board member and current president of the TumTum Tree Foundation, he oversees fundraising efforts exceeding $12 million for local children’s charities through an annual live wine auction.

On behalf of Cory Watson Attorneys and our thousands of clients nationwide, we thank Ryan Lutz for his dedication to our firm, clients, profession, and his community.


Cory Watson Attorneys is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm based in Birmingham, Alabama with more than 3 Billion in recoveries for clients. Attorneys are frequently appointed to leadership positions in national cases involving pharmaceuticals and defective medical devices. Practice areas include product liability, class actions, mass torts, pharmaceutical litigation, wrongful death, asbestos, mesothelioma, car accidents, truck accidents, catastrophic injury, aviation, recalled products, and environmental litigation.

Click here to view the full list of 2019 ”Top 40 Under 40” winners online.

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