Walter G. Lehmann

Walter G. Lehmann

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Walter G. Lehmann is managing partner of Lehmann PLC (formerly Lehmann Strobel PC). With over 25 years of experience as an attorney and business consultant, Lehmann has represented independent producers, artists, and writers, as well as museums and arts and cultural organizations off all kinds. He has served on the board of directors of numerous arts-related nonprofits, including the Landis Valley Museum Associates and the North Museum of Natural History and Science, where he also served as interim Curator of Collections. Lehmann was also a member of the Walters Art Museum Collections Committee.  He is currently a member of The M governance committee and a board member of the Friends of The M.

A regular contributor to scholarly and industry publications, Lehmann is a co-author of Rights and Reproductions: the Handbook for Cultural Institutions (Roman Littlefield 2018).  Lehmann is also a frequent participant in conferences, workshops and other arts-related presentations and programs.  He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on art and museum law and ethics at Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University and Mitchell Hamline Law School, and is an adjunct professor of law at Case Western Reserve Law School.  Lehmann has been on the faculty of the ABA ­continuing legal education course “Legal Issues in Museum Administration” and served as Former Co-Chair of the ABA ­IPL Copyright Policy Committee.


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: cum laude
  • George Washington University
  • William College

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Landis Valley Museum Associates
  • North Museum of Natural History and Science
  • Walters Art Museum Collections Committee, Member
  • The M Governance Committee
  • Friends of The M, Member

Published Works

Professional Associations

  • Springboard, Volunteer Lawyer for the Arts
  • Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, Member/Advocate
  • Williams College, Alumni Class Agent
  • ABA ­IPL Copyright Policy Committee, Former Co-Chair

Practice Areas

  • Entertainment Law

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Pennsylvania
  • Maryland
  • Ohio