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David R. Lucas

Litigation Attorney at Melrose, MA

5.0   19 reviews

also known as Lucas Law Group, LLC

  • State Years
    New Hampshire - NH 6 years
    Massachusetts - MA 25 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2017
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Reputation for excellent results in most areas of civil litigation, including probate and will contests, personal injury, employment, real estate disputes and zoning appeals, commercial and construction claims, firearms licensing, public bid disputes and others. Both Plaintiff and Defense.

    26 years

  2. Probate
    Professional administration of estates after a loved one's passing, regardless of complexity level. Well known in the Probate Courts for litigating and mediating contested estates. Public Administrator for Middlesex County, appointed by the Governor.

    26 years

  3. Business
    General Counsel and litigation services for several new established businesses - including restaurants, auto shops, contractors, doctors, web marketers and event planners - from start-up to sale, and including all of the usual roadblocks in between! Employment matters, real estate/lease acquisition, insurance and liability issues, partner disputes, local permitting, licensing and zoning.

    26 years

  4. Estate planning
    Unique and customized asset preservation planning for individuals, families and business owners, including non-traditional family plans. Wills, complex and simple trusts, powers of attorney, health care proxies and living wills.

    26 years

  5. Real estate
    Handling all aspects of real estate law, from purchase, to expansion and development, to sale. Representing families and businesses in purchase transactions, leasing, litigating disputes, landlord/tenant issues, zoning appeals, conservation and other areas.

    26 years

Lucas Law Group, LLC, is a next generation law firm focused on improving the lives and futures of our clients.   Lucas Law Group understands that addressing a legal need is only one step on the road to success for the people, families and businesses we serve.  We hope to have the privilege to walk with you along the way.

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Lucas Law Group, LLC
One Nelson Terrace
Suite D
Melrose, MA, 02176


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  19 customer reviews
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Posted by Melanie | May 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 Stars for David Lucas
My family relocated to Melrose from California in 2019 and bought a house. David Lucas and staff helped us with the Purchase and Sales contract, and because we were so pleased with the work they did, we subsequently engaged with them to update our estate planning documents (will, trust, healthcare proxy, etc.). I cannot review them highly enough. Both of the attorneys at the firm and the office support staff were highly professional, courteous, and patient with us, explaining complex documents and drawing from their legal experiences to showcase specific examples that led them to include certain provisions in the materials for their clients. Not only did they help us with the purchase of our (beloved) new home and help us navigate some difficult issues in the drawing up of our estate paperwork, but they are now shepherding my elderly parents through the same process. At all times, Mr. Lucas and his staff conduct themselves professionally and with compassion. They are highly responsive and adept at guiding their clients through a dizzying web of legal issues. Their rates are also reasonable and in-line with other law firms we researched in the area.
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Posted by Caroline | August 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you David!
David Lucas enabled our family to dissolve an LLC and set up a family mortgage with courtesy, kindness, and respect providing professional guidance and expertise at a reasonable cost. We are grateful.
Posted by Steven | July 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Helped Protect My Interests With Family Transaction
I recently required someone to review legal documents that a member of my family hired an attorney to draft in order formalize a transaction between the two of us. The documents appeared to be straightforward but I needed confidence that my side of the transaction would protect my interest. I hired David Lucas of the Lucas Law Group in Melrose, Mass. to assist me. As soon as the documents were ready for review, he was available. It was worth having him provide guidance to me as he made a small but important change in one document and made a request for additional information to ensure my interests were protected. Doing business with Lucas Law Group was very easy, and in my case, fast too.
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Posted by Jason | February 8, 2019
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Two State Estate Plan
My wife and I found David on a recommendation from a college buddy who is a mutual friend. David and his team have been helpful and professional, and explained the relevant parts of the estate plan that we needed, including a couple of multi-state questions.
Posted by Michelle | January 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Don’t hesitate to call!
I am so happy I found David. My family worked with him on estate planning. David took the time to answer all my questions in a way that was understandable and down to earth. He explained all the possible options we could pursue, and the reasoning behind them which was so helpful because estate planning can be very confusing for the rest of us. David is very knowledgeable and really cares about his clients. And his fees are more than reasonable. I can’t thank him and his amazing team enough for all their help. They definitely have your best interest at heart. Thank you!!!
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Posted by jennifer | December 29, 2017
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Great personal injury lawyer!
Attorney Lucas helped me win a personal injury settlement. We are thrilled with the settlement result. Highly recommend!
Posted by Candie | December 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Personable and efficient
David and his team really took the time to walk us through the home-buying process, yet never made us feel like we had to watch the clock. Any time I was worried, I'd call in, and immediately felt reassured after speaking with David, as he was clear, patient, and full of good humor. He and his team really made the whole process painless and efficient. The bill was very reasonable -- below our initial quote in fact -- and the service outstanding. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Lynne | August 28, 2017
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Estate planning - great experience
We worked with David and his team to set up our estate plan and we are very satisfied with the experience. They were very easy to work with, responsive, provided excellent advice, and delivered at reasonable cost. We also like the fact that they have on on-line customer portal. This was our first experience with them, and we plan on using them for many years to come!
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Posted by Toni | March 17, 2017
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Fabulous Attorney!
I enlisted the services of David R. Lucas to assist myself and husband with the task of Estate Planning. In my opinion David was not only knowledgeable and courteous, he was empathetic! The matter of preparing our Last Will & Testament along with essential legal documents pertaining to Estate distribution went positively smooth because of David's guidance and commitment to us. I would highly recommend his firm for any legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Personable and efficient
David got back to me very quickly and had a positive conversation including precise details about how to meet my needs. He is agile, outcome oriented, and was able to quickly map out what I needed to do, including reliable referrals for appraisal and title insurance.
Posted by Ron | July 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Found a new lawyer
David set up a trust for my aunt and has recently handled the sale of a property. Great communication, office staff is on top of necessary details, cost competitive and intend to have them take care of all my legal needs. I can recommend them without any reservations.
Posted by Joseph | March 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, caring, prompt
Mr. Lucas was very professional, courteous, and prompt in handling my legal issues. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Ward | October 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very positive experience
Dave and his team helped us craft an estate plan that was right for our family. At every step, we felt that they were dialed in to our individualized needs and care was taken to ensure that all bases were covered. I was somewhat surprised when I got the final bill, as I expected the cost to be significantly more than it was. I have recommended Dave in the past and will continue to do so.
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Posted by Michael | June 27, 2015
Excellent trusted Adviser, Confidant, Professional hardworking Attorney!
David and is colleagues provided valuable counsel, and did so in a very caring and friendly fashion. For me it is about trust and commitment when working with a lawyer, and you won' find better than David and his colleagues! I highly recommend him for those that seek legal services/counsel!
Posted by Chris | August 24, 2013
Excellent business attorney
I do not commonly provide reviews but when given the chance to comment on David Lucas' profile, I immediately want to recommend him. David is one of the most thoughtful, intelligent, and resourceful attorneys I have ever come across. In addition, he is equally as sincere and personable. I own multiple corporations in various industries. The first, and usually only, attorney I retain is David. I am thrilled to have worked with him for a decade and look forward to continuing our relationship. To say that I am glad he is on my team is an understatement. Among the various projects he has worked on for my business interests are start-up filings, vendor contracts, stock, merger and sale agreements, and numerous scenarios where he was activated to project our rights and interests. He does so with speed, efficiency and mastery every time. In the simplest of terms, David is an excellent lawyer. I have already referred multiple individuals and businesses (at all stages of growth) to him. I will continue to do so and cannot speak highly enough of his qualifications and abilities.
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Posted by Kevin | July 9, 2013
Real Estate Attorney
I have worked with David on several real estate transactions and would highly recommend him to my future clients. He has an exemplary knowledge of the industry and represents his clientele with the utmost integrity and professionalism. Whether you need a good attorney to represent you in the sale or purchase of real estate or a trial attorney, David will rigorously attend to your needs!
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Posted by Kim | June 25, 2013
Highly Recommended
We highly recommend David Lucas without reservation. Mr. Lucas represented my fiancé in a very complex personal injury case that spanned several years. Throughout the case, David was honest, forthcoming, and most importantly truly cared about our best interests. It was a very emotional case and David took the time to sit with us and explain everything we needed to know, reassured us, and encouraged us when we didn't think we had the fortitude to go on. It was a hard time in our lives, but David got us through it and in the process became a friend. I have met with several lawyers throughout my life and can honestly say that David Lucas is the only one that has ever been this honest, kind, and caring. Lawyers wouldn't have such a bad reputation if they were more like David. We highly recommend David and will be forever grateful for everything he did for us.
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Posted by Brad | June 22, 2013
Home closing with a twist
David worked on both the sale of our current home and the purchase of our new home. The sale of our new home was flawless and David was able to negotiate the terms we wanted with the buyer’s lawyer. The purchase of our new home was FAR more complicated. The property was connected to an adjacent lot and the plot plan filed with the registry of deeds was incorrect. David went the EXTRA 2 miles (not just the extra mile) to clear the title and provide us with an accurate plot plan for our new property. To give you an idea of how difficult this process was, how dedicated and hard David worked. We started the process in late January 2013 and didn't pass papers until March 13, 2012. I would HIGHLY recommend David Lucas for any legal issue.
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Posted by Beverly | June 21, 2013
David Lucas - A trusted family lawyer.
David and his father before him have been my family's attorneys for over 50 years. I trust him completely and find his advice to be sound and informative. I have recommended him to others and will continue to do so.
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Lucas Law Group, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Public Administrator
  • Middlesex County Courts
  • 2003 - Present
  • City Solicitor/Special Litigation Counsel
  • CIty of Melrose
  • 2002 - Present
  • Partner
  • Nigro, Pettepit & Lucas, LLP
  • 1997 - 2013
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  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD
  • 1997
  • Syracuse University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • (Names Withheld)
  • Transaction closed
  • Estate of Willie Ludd
  • Judgment for wife of entire estate, after trial
  • (Names Withheld)
  • Complex Trusts drafted, including real estate holding entities for out of state vacation homes
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  • Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts
  • General Counsel
  • 2013 - Present
  • City Solicitors and Town Counsel Association of Massachusetts
  • 2003 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Executive Board Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • First District Eastern Middlesex Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
  • Tri-Community Action Project
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Metro Credit Union
  • Planning for your Estate
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse David
Litigation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known David since Law School and have seen him in action in Court advocating for his clients. David is a great attorney that always puts his clients interest above everything else!"
Business Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a outstanding attorney. He is a highly skilled lawyer who is attentive to his clients needs and highly respected among his peers."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David takes pride in returning all messages, calls, and other contact requests extremely promptly. As both a friend and fellow attorney, David has always treated me with respect and is dedicated to serving all of his clients with passion and the utmost professionalism."
Business Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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Melrose Litigation Lawyer David R. Lucas
David R. Lucas
Litigation Attorney
Melrose, MA
Licensed for 25 years
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