Lucas is excited to be returning to the law school to teach his favourite course, Legal Writing II, as an adjunct professor. He previously taught Legal Writing I and II at the law school as a Legal Writing Professor from 2005-2007.
Prior to joining the Seattle University School of Law Faculty in 2005, Lucas practiced as a public defender for The Defender Association and Northwest Defenders in Seattle. As a public defender Lucas represented hundreds of indigent clients accused of a range of crimes. He appeared daily in court representing clients at arraignments, probation reviews, plea hearings, and sentencing hearings. He also conducted numerous jury trials and pursued several successful appeals of his clients' convictions. Lucas is especially proud of the work he did while working in the domestic violence court located at the Regional Justice Center where he successfully advocated for positive procedural changes benefitting his clients.
After leaving the law school in 2007, Lucas lived abroad in Christchurch, New Zealand, and worked in the financial sector during the height of the global financial crisis. From 2009 to 2012 he lived and worked in Vancouver, Canada, in the field of health regulation. In this role Lucas was an integral part of the initial efforts of health regulatory organizations in British Columbia to grapple with the oversight resulting from the provincial government's creation of the Health Professions Review Board (HPRB). The HPRB is an administrative tribunal charged with reviewing the decisions of health regulatory organizations regarding complaints against health professionals and regarding the process of issuing professional licenses.
Lucas is thrilled to be home in the US where he is establishing a law practice in Seattle.
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- B.A., Yale University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
- J.D., Yale Law School, President's Public Service Fellowship
- Legal Writing II