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Lucas Gregory Mihuta

Criminal defense Attorney at Albany, NY

5.0   29 reviews

About Lucas

Learn Lucas’s areas of practice.

I am a partner at the law firm of Mack & Associates, PLLC, and spearhead the practice's criminal defense and personal injury divisions.  I am a seasoned trial attorney, and have earned statewide recognition for my criminal trial defense work, my appellate successes, and my work as a personal injury attorney specializing particularly in automobile accident litigation.  My other practice areas include estate planning, estate administration, parole revocation proceedings, probation violation proceedings, DWI defense, residential real estate, and general civil litigation, and my practice spans the counties of Greene, Columbia, Albany, Schenectady, Sullivan, St. Lawrence, Rensselaer, Montgomery, Essex, Warren, Saratoga, Fulton, Schoharie and Washington.

I graduated in 2001 Summa Cum Laude from St. Lawrence University, where I finished ninth in my class and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.  In 2004, I earned my Juris Doctor by graduating Summa Cum Laude from Albany Law School, where I finished sixth in my class.  I am presently an active member of the New York State Defender’s Association, which is an organization dedicated to ensuring that criminal defendants throughout the State receive zealous and competent legal representation.
 

In addition, I am the firm’s resident adventure seeker, for I enjoy hiking Adirondack high peaks, riding roller coasters, extreme skiing, rock climbing, skydiving, whitewater rafting and high altitude mountaineering.  I have traveled the Amazon rain forest, rafted some of the Northeast's most aggressive whitewater rapids, scuba-dived the Caribbean, hang glided over Europe, hiked the Swiss Alps, skied Spain’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, traversed the glaciers of Mont-Blanc in Chamonix France, and participated in a guided expedition on Mount Rainier. I have most recently returned from a rock climbing trip to Moab, Utah and anxiously await my next adventure.

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Licensed for 17 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2005
Updated 08/25/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2005
Updated 07/14/2022

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

Contact Lucas

Mack & Associates, PLLC
270 Mount Hope Dr
Albany, NY, 12202-1058

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Incredibly skilled, compassionate and effective. The end results exceeded my most hopeful expectations
Lucas helped me at a time in my life in which I found myself in a precarious situation filled with stress and worry. I had never been through this process and I thought the results were dire and would affect my life moving forward. Right from the very start he was honest, compassionate and incredibly insightful as it relates to every particular step moving forward. Most importantly his level of communication was stellar. I knew from the start that Lucas was the very best person I could have had acting as an advocate. In the end I was absolutely stunned by the results. Exceeded even my wildest expectations. The guy saved me on something where I thought I was doomed. I cannot recommend Lucas Mihuta enough. His counsel was tremendous and I couldn't l have been luckier I had him as my attorney.
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Posted by Jacqueline | January 28, 2022
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Hiring Lucas was the best decision.
Lucas is an excellent lawyer. He is intelligent, thoughtful, and incredibly hard-working. He is straightforward, strategic, and practical and he communicates in a way that makes understanding the process so much simpler. It is easy to build trust and rapport with Lucas . Lucas represented me in a personal injury case in which I was the victim of an automobile accident. The road to recovery was difficult and I cannot imagine how much more difficult it would have been without Lucas. I always felt safe and protected and it freed up a lot of mental space in my life to focus on healing. Lucas and his equally fantastic assistant Rebecca secured me a settlement that was far beyond my initial expectations. Their compassion and empathy was invaluable at a time when I needed it most. I cannot recommend Lucas and Rebecca enough.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2022
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Outstanding in every way
Lucas represented me in a personal injury case after the vehicle I was driving was hit by a drunk driver who crossed the double yellow line. The opposing insurance company was very difficult to work with and tried to stonewall and stall the case numerous times. But Lucas never gave up and fought tooth and nail for the settlement that I deserved right up until the end. All the while he kept me well informed and was always a pleasure to speak too. I cannot recommend him enough!
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Posted by Joshua | October 14, 2021
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Professional and Gets the Job Done Fast!
Lucas is an amazing attorney. I spent weeks searching for an attorney to handle an issue with my Grandfather's Estate and no one could help me. However, when I contacted Lucas he assured me that he would help and would be able to take on the case. There was no hesitation. Lucas stood by me every step of the way and never backed down when any complications or issues arose. He is extremely professional and makes his clients a top priority. I never had any doubts that he would not keep his word and give my case 1000%. Becky, his paralegal, is equally amazing at her job and always keeps in contact with updates. I could not recommend a better team!
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Posted by Helen | October 30, 2019
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Personal Injury
Lucas helped me through a tough time after I was hit head on by a drunk driver who crossed the median on I 90. He was there right from the beginning. I never would have been able to navigate all the paper work, Thankfully we had a successful outcome in a fairly short amount of time and I can put it all behind me. I would definitely recommend Lucas for a personal injury case.
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Posted by Mark and Brenda | October 29, 2019
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Extremely Knowledgeable, Tenacious and backed by a fantastic team
Words really can not express how satisfied we are with Lucas, and also Becky, who is in a class of her own. We came to Lucas with a property issue that was an absolute mess, and that is an understatement. Lucas told us at our first meeting that our file was out in sight and he would continue to work on it until it was resolved. This was a long , hard battle, but throughout it all, we were kept informed as to the next step moving forward. Lucas and Becky always answered any questions we had and always made sure we understood the entire process. We would very highly recommend Lucas. He is excellent in all he does and a great person to deal with. Thanks to everyone we dealt with at the firm. Brenda and I can’t thank you enough for everything.
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2019
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Exceptional service
Lucas and his team helped me in a very tough time for me. He is very knowledgeable in what he does and his assistant Becky was great too. I would recommend them to anyone who needs an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney and Recommend Highly!!!
Mr.Lucas Mihuta is a motivated, personable, & extremely knowledgable attorney. I experienced an unfortunate situation that required the caliber of individual that, Lucas is. If it were not for his attention to detail , in depth legal knowledge, and motivation it is without any doubt the outcome for me would have been very different.
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Posted by Lisa | September 20, 2018
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Clear, Direct, Smart and Worked for my Best Interest
Lucas represented my spouse and I in the purchase of our home. I appreciated that from the beginning, he was clear about what to expect in terms of our contact with him. He was helpful and accommodating which I honestly did not expect. He always had our interest in mind. We felt we had an advocate at the ready; exactly what you want in an attorney. He explained things to us clearly, was concise and always kind to us. Consulted with us regarding timing and followed through with addressing our concerns. He made happen, exactly what we wanted to happen, exactly when we wanted it to happen, even when we changed our minds. His fee was fair and what he stated it would be up front, is what it was in the end. I felt we got a bargain for the service he provided. He or his assistant returned calls in a reasonable time frame. He's personable as well, which helped as we were a bit anxious at times. I highly recommend his services if you need an attorney. I'm glad I found him and I would use him again if I ever need attorney services in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2018
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A Smart, Professional Lawyer you can count on
My wife and I have hired Lucas to help our family work through legal issues on a few occasions recently. Each time, Lucas Mihuta has represented us professionally with the highest level of legal expertise. Just recently, Lucas helped us receive payment from an out of state company when the company was refusing to pay. He also recently helped us finalize a Legal Will to provide security for our 3 children as my wife and I get closer to retirement. Overall, Lucas has always conveyed the highest degree of legal expertise and has exceeded our expectations every time. He and his team are people you can count on.
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Posted by Sarah | July 13, 2017
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Efficient, Professional & Accessible - Highly Recommend!
Lucas worked with my husband and I on the purchase and sale of our home (2 years apart), as well as our will and other estate planning details. Lucas is a gem of a lawyer. Both he and his assistant were just so easy to work with, thoroughly explaining details we were unclear on and staying accessible throughout each interaction. With our estate planning, specifically, he brought a number of important details to the table we'd not considered previously that made us even more confident we were working with the right person. We've already recommended Lucas' expertise to dear friends and will undoubtedly continue to do so.
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Posted by JUDE | January 16, 2017
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EXEMPLARY LEGAL SERVICE
We were introduced to Atty. Lucas Mihuta by Atty. Pozner, who incidentally is also a great lawyer from the same office and was off on vacation. We would like to thank Atty. Mihuta and his legal assistant, Ms. Thorpe for their outstanding high level of professionalism and work ethic. Atty. Mihuta was incredibly knowledgeable with Real Estate transaction. He was a superb problem solver and thus saved us a lot of anxiety with what could have been a challenging transaction. He responded to our emails in a very timely matter and the transaction was completed seamlessly and we cannot express our gratitude and appreciation enough for the exceptional way Atty. Mihuta handled our real estate needs. We would definitely refer and recommend him and his team to anyone. Thank you for your exemplary service!
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Posted by Josh | January 16, 2017
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Exceptional Attorney
Lucas made me feel as though my interests were not only secure and protected but were just as, if not more so, important to him personally. While his knowledge and capabilities are incredibly impressive, it's his attention to detail that makes him stand out. From LLC formation to Liquor License acquisition and a million dollar contract I found Lucas to be both quick and thorough. Exceptional job.
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Posted by Joe | January 10, 2017
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Restaurant Purchase
We hired Lucas to handle the purchase of a restaurant and property in the capital region. This transaction included the creation of two LLCs, asset purchase agreements for both the restaurant and properties, the filing process for liquor permits and all of the negotiating that comes with a transaction of this magnitude. This was the first type of this transaction that I had ever been involved in and I was shocked by the number of transactions and paperwork that was required. Lucas was always ahead of the game regardless of the transaction. He was highly organized, professional and extremely proficient. He took the time, before the entire process began, to sit with us and get to know who we were and what our goals were. Once he had a feeling for that, we never looked back. Over the course of several months we met regularly, conversed via email and phone and executed the transaction flawlessly. It was truly a great experience. I am genuinely proud to have Lucas as a business colleague and look forward to our next venture together.
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Posted by Shane | October 28, 2016
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Great Criminal Defense Attorney
As a retired Police Officer I never imagined ever needing the help of a Criminal Defense Attorney. I was looking at a conviction that could ruin the rest of my life. I knew nothing about Lucas but after our telephone conversation I felt good about him. I almost made a huge mistake by letting a Public Defender represent me. Lucas could have easily plead out my case with the DA but instead fought for my innocence and was able to get all charges dropped and pay $0.00 in any court fees. The system will bury you if your not properly represented and Lucas did a great job.
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Posted by Adam | October 19, 2016
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Talented and Professional
Lucas helped me with a traffic ticket and was very helpfull through all steps of the process. Made sure that i knew that it was being taken care of and always kept me in the loop. When we received the news back from the town it seemed like it was just as much a victory for him as for me. Would use Lucas again in a heartbeat and recommend him to anyone I come across.
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Posted by Geeta and John | September 12, 2016
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Sale of our Home - Real Estate
We were very pleased to work with Lucas Mihuta who facilitated the closings on our house in Hudson. He was always courteous, helpful, pleasant and professional. We believe that he and his staff went above what was necessary to secure this sale. We believe we were well represented.
Posted by Amanda | September 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome!
Lucas is awesome! Went above and beyond to help me! Wouldn't let up until the DA actually took the time to review the facts of the case! Highly recommend hiring him!
Posted by Ashley | March 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney I've used!
My boyfriend got pulled over in NY and we are from MA so we were not familiar with the NY process... Lucas was recommended by my soon to be brother in law and he was awesome! Every question I had was promptly answered and his assistant Becky was fabulous as well! I would use Lucas again in a heartbeat for any other issues I may come across in NY. I would highly recommend him as an attorney to anyone looking for one!
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Posted by Eva | February 13, 2016
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Best deal
My 16 year old son made a mistake that could have ruined his life, but Lucas was able to defend him and get the best possible outcome. Now my son can put this behind him and look forward to the future.. Definitely recommend him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Mack & Associates, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Fitzsimmons, Mack & Mills, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Senior Associate
  • Rutnik Law, PPLC
  • 2005 - 2012

Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • St Lawrence University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Jury acquits man charged with violent felony assault on a police officer.
  • Jury found "Not Guilty"

Associations

  • NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Justinian Society Admission
  • Albany Law School
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Forum on Youth Drug Addiction
  • Drug Addiction from the Defense Attorney Perspective
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Lucas is a brilliant criminal defense attorney. He is also a kind and caring human being. His clients are beyond lucky to have him as their counsel. We are beyond lucky to have a lawyer of his caliber working with us. I recommend Lucas without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Mihuta is a smart, diligent, charismatic lawyer who zealously advocates on his clients' behalves. He is an excellent trial attorney as well as an excellent writer. Highly recommend Mr. Mihuta."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I heartily endorse Mr. Mihuta. I've known him for many years and have had an opportunity to observe him in the courtroom, outside the courtroom, and interacting with colleagues. I find him to be extremely knowledgeable, diligent and compassionate. It is important for a litigant to have an attorney that sees him or her as a person, not just a defendant. Mr. Mihuta is just such an attorney."

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Albany Criminal defense Lawyer Lucas Gregory Mihuta
Lucas Gregory Mihuta
Criminal defense Attorney
Albany, NY
Licensed for 17 years
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