Lee Gutschenritter



Lee Gutschenritter is a trial lawyer dedicated to the representation of individuals who have suffered serious injuries and death due to the negligence of others. Lee has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients; in the past four years alone, he has recovered in excess of $25 million in verdicts and settlements. Every year since 2016, Lee has been selected as an Atlanta Magazine Super Lawyers' "Rising Star," an award reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys in Georgia. He has also been named in America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys®. Lee was recently featured on the front page of the Daily Report after obtaining a $6 million jury verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit. A copy of the article can be found here.

Lee primarily handles cases in the areas of medical malpractice, tractor-trailer accidents, premises liability, and wrongful death cases. He has represented clients in cases throughout Georgia and has successfully litigated over one hundred cases in both state and federal courts. Lee limits his practice to handling a small number of cases at a time. This approach allows him to develop meaningful relationships with his clients and to invest substantial time and resources into every one of his cases. Here is what some of Lee's former clients have said about him:

I wanted to thank you for all that you have done for me and my family over the past 2+ years, culminating in last week's settlement. Although it is still sinking in for me, I can say that I have not had a moment of regret and have been feeling an enormous sense of weight being lifted. You guys have been beyond professional. Supporting me through a process of ups and downs that I would not wish upon anyone. Thank you!
- Michael

I was badly injured in a car accident and underwent multiple surgeries and a long hospitalization. I hired Finch McCranie LLP to represent me. Lee and Richard filed a lawsuit against the at-fault driver and fought very hard on my behalf. They were very professional and were always available if I had questions or needed to talk. They did a fantastic job and were able to secure a large settlement for me and my family. I would highly recommend the lawyers at Finch McCranie LLP to anyone looking for top-notch legal representation.
- James

Finch McCranie LLP is a very good law firm that offers excellent service. Lee was very patient, knowledgeable, and diligent with handling my case. He helped me get through one of the hardest times in my life. Excellent lawyer! You will not be disappointed.
- Kaye

In August of 2016 I was in a horrible wreck and didn't know who to turn to for assistance. I was put in touch with Lee Gutschenritter. Lee took over my issues immediately and was very helpful, timely, and courteous. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing assistance with any type of legal problem.
- Patricia

Prior to joining Finch McCranie LLP, Lee spent several years working for one of Georgia's largest defense firms. Insurance companies hired him to defend individuals and companies in cases involving tractor-trailer accidents, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, and premises liability cases. Throughout this time period, he gained insight into the operations and strategies of insurance companies, as well as first-hand experience in the strategies used by defense attorneys. Today, Lee uses his knowledge of insurance companies and defense techniques to help ensure his clients receive the best representation possible.

Lee has been profiled on the front page of the Daily Report. A copy of the article can be found here. In 2016, 2017, 2018, and again in 2019, Lee was selected as an Atlanta Magazine Super Lawyers' "Rising Star," an award reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys in Georgia. He has been a featured speaker at several legal seminars around the state of Georgia. Mr. Gutschenritter recently served as the Program Chair and was a Featured Speaker at the "Medical Malpractice Bootcamp Seminar" which was attended by over 100 attorneys. Mr. Gutschenritter has also been published in several legal periodicals on various areas of law. He is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers' Association, the DeKalb County Bar Association, and the Atlanta Bar Association.


J.D., cum laude, Florida State University College of Law, 2008

B.D., Samford University, 2005

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Georgia
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Superior Courts of the State of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
What Our Clients Say About Us
They did an outstanding job in a very complicated case. They worked tirelessly to achieve a positive outcome, which has meant that I am now able to enjoy my life again. My family and I will forever be grateful to them and their excellent team. A.R.
You guys are the BEST!! If I did not say before. As you probably know, this was one of the most trying times, to me, in my life. I have always felt that God has been watching over us, & that we were sent to [Finch McCranie] that day. Anonymous
They addressed my issues immediately and they were very helpful, timely and courteous all along the way, even though I was several states away. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing assistance with any type of legal problem. L.K.
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