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Roger John Lucas

also known as The Law Office of Roger J Lucas, LLC

About me

 


Born, raised, and educated in New York, I actually started my professional career after Columbia in biomedical research.  But life has its twists and turns and I ended up pursuing a legal career, which I find suits me better.


 


During my first seven years as an attorney, I have had the opportunity to go up against some extremely talented, well respected attorneys in the Colorado legal community which exposed me to a higher caliber of practice.  One of the most significant cases in my career was an employment discrimination case against the University of Colorado, defended by Patrick O'Rourke (who also handled the Ward Churchill defense and was on the short list for the CO Supreme Court).  Although I had counsel represent me at the trial and initial appeal, I played a signficant role in the analysis and strategizing for the case.  That case also gave me the opportunity to author and submit a Petition for Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court (USSC case # 08-1355). This experience was instrumental in my development as an attorney, both in how I understand our legal system, as well as for the drive in me to litigate and fight against injustices.


 


I have also gone up against the top level prosecutors in my jurisdiction, with my most significant trials being a First Degree Murder case involving a dying declaration, a  Mutliple Aggravated Robbery of a Controlled Subtance defendant, a Sexual Asault on a Child in a Pattern of Abuse situation,and multiple other Crimes of Violence cases and have achieved favorable verdicts in many of them.


 


Having handled as many cases and trials as I have while I was a government lawyer, I am confident enough to handle any case that ends up before a judge or jury.


 


I am passionate about what I do, and have the intelligence and experience to be quite effective.


 


While not performing legal work, I like working on my house, yard, and vehicles.  I love dogs, especially Australian Shepherds and like to go hiking and biking.  I've been frequenting Garden of the Gods a bunch as it is a place fit for the Gods.


 


 

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Languages spoken: English, French, Tagalog

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    9 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 10%
    9 years, 500 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    3 years
  4. Employment: 10%
    5 years
  5. Real Estate: 10%
    3 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($175-325/hour), contingent (33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lucas and I shared a client. Mr. Lucas was able to secure not guilty verdicts on a number of counts at trial and successfully argue for the minimum sentence for those counts where our client was convicted. His hard work paid off for the client both in his El Paso County case as well as the case I represented the client on in the Denver area.

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    Nicholas Sarwark Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    Roger Lucas is an accomplished trial lawyer who will thoroughly analyze a case and determine the best course of action. Mr. Lucas will fight with enthusiasm, litigating tirelessly, while negotiating toward justice. He will steer his clients toward the best result, but honor the personal choices of those for whom he advocates. This attorney understands how affected persons are when they enter the legal system, and Roger Lucas uses those challenges and frustration to personalize his arguments as if fighting for his own family.

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    Kelly Moss
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Office of Roger J. Lucas, LLC

121 S. Tejon St., Suite 900
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive200701/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
10 Best Client Satisfaction AwardThe American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
A+ RatingBetter Business Bureau2015
The Nation's Top 1 %The National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Featured in the Global Directory of Who's WhoThe Global Directory of Who's Who2014
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
DU Law ScholarshipUniversity of Denver Sturm College of Law2004
Dean's ListColumbia College of Columbia University in the City of New York1995
TAP AwardNew York State Board of Regents1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing Attorney; OwnerThe Law Office of Roger J. Lucas, LLC2014 - Present
Deputy Public DefenderColorado State Public Defender's Office2007 - 2014
InternColorado Attorney General's Office2005 - 2005
Professional Research AssistantUniversity of Colorado Health Science Center2000 - 2003
Research AssistantEleanor Roosevelt Institute for Cancer Research1998 - 2000
Research Tech IIColumbia Presbyterian Medical Center1996 - 1998
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Better Business BureauAccredited Business Member2015 - Present
Pikes Peak Pro Bono ProjectRegular Attorney Volunteer2014 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationAttorney Member2007 - Present
El Paso County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2007 - Present
DU Criminal Law AssociationTreasurer2006 - 2007
Parkway Towers Homeowner's AssociationMember-at-Large2002 - 2006
Parkway Towers Homeowner's AssociationPresident2001 - 2002
Parkway Towers Homeowner's AssociationSecretary2000 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
12CR4354Split Verdict
13CR4784Not Guilty
12CR3336Not Guilty
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
University of Denver Water Law ReviewCourt Reports2007
University of Denver Water Law ReviewCourt Reports2006
University of Denver Water Law ReviewCourt Reports2005
Journal of Neural Transmission, SupplementGene expression relevant to Down's syndrome: problems and approaches1999
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Columbia CollegeBiological SciencesBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2008 Hoffman Cup Mock Trial CompetitionHoffman Cup Judge on Trial Performance2008