He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law, where he won the Barrister’s Award in the Charles E. Fornoff Moot Court Competition, was accepted to the National Order of Barristers, and was a student member of the University’s legal clinic.
Lucas then joined the United States Secret Service as a special agent, where he spent six years investigating white collar crimes and network intrusions as a member of the Electronic Crimes Task Force. While an agent, Lucas served two years as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Central District of California where he prosecuted civil and criminal asset forfeiture cases on behalf of the United States.
Prior to joining Yukevich Cavanaugh, Lucas gained additional litigation and trial experience representing municipalities in police use-of-force cases. He also has significant experience in the areas of federal asset forfeiture and white collar criminal investigations.
Lucas is admitted to practice law in Ohio and California, and the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California, and the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is also an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.