Lucas started his career as a litigator, representing a construction contractor in defense of claims of defective construction. 20 years later, representing companies in the construction industry is still a passion. However, while litigating in the courtroom is still where Lucas feels at home, he gets the most satisfaction from assisting clients with their business and resolving disputes well before litigation is necessary. Lucas builds trust and relationships with his clients by providing advice and guidance through difficult times. Litigation is in many ways about problem solving, and Lucas finds it very rewarding to help his clients find solutions to their problems.
Lucas primarily assists clients involved in construction projects, whether a private job or one for a federal, state, local government or board of education agency. He has experience guiding clients through all aspects of the work that is a part of the project. From proposal/bid preparation, contract negotiation, bid protests, procurement activities, performance issues, change orders, claims, warranty issues, insurance coverage questions, payment disputes, terminations up to and through final payment; at virtually every step of a project Lucas has been alongside of his clients to help.
Lucas has experience in trial litigation at all levels of state courts, primarily circuit court/superior court, within Maryland, D.C. and Virginia, as well as the Federal District Courts for each. He also has appellate experience in the state courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as the 4th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals.
In addition to courtroom experience, Lucas routinely represents clients in private arbitration proceedings. Lucas also participates as an advocate in mediation sessions, which he feels strongly is an excellent alternative dispute resolution method that should be considered in all cases. Again, Lucas’ goal is to help his clients solve their problems.
In his spare time, Lucas enjoys time with his wife, two kids and dog.
Areas of Focus
- Government Contracts
- Commercial Contracts
- Disputes Amongst Business Owners
- Wage & Hour Compliance and Litigation
- Mediation and Arbitration
- Business Litigation
- Government Contracting Disputes
- Real Estate Litigation
- Construction Litigation
- Creditor’s Rights
- Appellate Litigation
- Responses to Subpoena and e-Discovery
- Maryland State Bar Association, Construction Law Council
- Secretary (2016 – 2022)
- Chair-Elect (2023)
- Maryland State Bar Association, Committee for the Resolution of Fee Disputes, Executive Council
- Vice-Chair, 5th Circuit (Howard County) (2020 – Present)
- Client Representative (2009 – 2020)
- Second Chance Wildlife Center, Inc.
- Counsel to the Construction Committee (2021 – Present)
- Dickinson College, B.A. in Political Science
- University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.
- District of Columbia
- Super Lawyer (Maryland) for Construction Litigation (2013-2014, 2018-2022)