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Lucas Style Lanasa

Criminal defense Attorney at Tallahassee, FL

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Luke Lanasa, lanasalawfirm.com

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Lucas

Learn Lucas’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    From traffic offenses to trafficking charges, we've got you covered. At Lanasa Law Firm, we focus exclusively on criminal defense and we have the experience necessary to protect your rights. As a former prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer, attorne

    15 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Violent crime
    15%
    I have handled hundreds of violent crimes as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney. I have successfully defended clients from charges ranging from misdemeanor battery to attempted murder. Let me put my experience to work for you.

    15 years, 500 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%
    As a former DUI prosecutor, I have trained along side law enforcement and learned their playbook. I have used that knowledge and experience to successfully defend my clients for the last decade. Let me put that experience to work for you.

    15 years, 250 cases

  4. Drug Crime
    10%

  5. Expungement
    10%

    15 years, 50 cases

  6. Federal crime
    10%

    15 years, 5 cases

  7. White collar crime
    10%

    15 years, 50 cases

Born and raised in Key West, Luke Lanasa founded the Lanasa Law Firm in Tallahassee, Florida after graduating in the top 15% of his class at the Florida State University College of Law. He is the son of a commercial fisherman and grew up in a family that emphasized the cornerstone values of hard work, character, honesty, and service. Those same values continue on today and serve as the foundation of Our Philosophy.

As a former prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer he has litigated and resolved thousands of criminal misdemeanor and felony cases at the trial, appellate, and post-conviction level, including attempted murder, aggravated battery, drug trafficking, theft, and other serious crimes. His practice has also included complex employment discrimination, contract, business, and real estate litigation.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Lanasa volunteers his time as a teaching assistant and as General Counsel for the Tallahassee Adventure Club, a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing outdoor opportunities to underprivileged kids in the community. He is an avid outdoorsman and can regularly be found in his free time trail running with his two shelter dogs, camping, kayaking, mountain biking and mountaineering.

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Location

Lanasa Law Firm, LLC
911 E. Park Ave.
Tallahassee, FL, 32301

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Reviews

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Posted by Brian | October 22, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend
Luke is highly knowledgeable and reliable. Any time I had concerns I could call him day or night and he got back to reassure me and walk me through the process. Not only does he do an amazing job but his ability to speak to people and explain the law in common terms helps to make the process much easier to go through. For anyone needing help from a truly good guy who really cares I highly recommend giving Luke a call.
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Posted by Matthew | September 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Luke will give you back what the system is trying to take from you
A few years ago I called Luke because I had made an incredible mistake. Without hesitation, Luke took my case on and we finished with the best possible outcome. At first and like so many people, I was concerned I would be tainted with this mistake for the rest of my life. Luke made me feel safe and confident throughout the entire process Slowly I began to regain confidence in my life again. No one should feel like they should have to live the rest of their life branded by a few bad choices they made in their life and that is what I learned the most out of Luke. He is a special person, who will not only fight for you, blood, sweat, and tears. He will make you feel human again. Dehumanizing is what the system takes away from you. Give Luke a call now! I promise he will give you back what the system tries to take from so many people.
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Posted by Chris reese | September 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So thankful for Mr Lanasa
Dedicated experienced honest and a real hard worker I am so thankful to have mr Lanasa as my attorney I could have been gone away for a very long time and with his experience in law he was able to get me home to my family I can’t say enough about how great of an attorney he is and he is well known and has a lot of the right connections in the system and knows his law so thanks Luke you the man
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Posted by Jeremy | September 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CEO
I could not recommend this office any more from start to finish they have been honest and to the point in all of our dealings. Do your self a favor and if you need a good professional law office to consult with start here you wont be disappointed!
Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer, Very Smart
Luke answered my questions and helped explain things thoroughly with candor and professionalism. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a smart, professional lawyer
Posted by Anne | November 3, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend
Luke represented me last year. His confidence, knowledge and ability to relate to the facts of my case made a difficult time in my life easier. Luke's focus and work ethic provided a positive outcome for me and my family.
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2014
Prevented me from going back to prison
Prevented me from going back to prison with a drug charged. Mr Luke reviewed the case and had all charges thrown out. He's a hard worker !!!
Posted by Chris | July 1, 2013
Employment Law
Consulted on a situation with an employee who made false accusations and Mr Lanasa was quick with a rebuttal and the law to alleviate any fears of future problems from a fraudulent claim. He saved me $$$tens of thousands in a day, and allowed me to get back to work without distractions and delays.......
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Managing Member
  • Lanasa Law Firm, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Owner
  • Lanasa Law Firm
  • 2012 - Present
  • Plaintiff's Employment Lawyer
  • Marie A. Mattox, P.A.
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office Of The State Attorney, 2nd Judicial Circuit
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Durst & Associates, P.A.
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Stand Your Ground Motion Granted; Aggravated Battery Dismissed
  • Case Dismissed
  • Not Guilty on Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon and Improper Display of Firearm
  • Not Guilty
  • Possession Charges Dismissed…Twice
  • Charges Dismissed
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Associations

  • Tallahassee Adventure Club
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Phi Kappa Tau Board of Governor's
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Tallahassee Chapter
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Tallahassee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Tallahassee Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Avvo Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014

Publications

  • Self-Published
  • Luke's Law Blog
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce
  • A Criminal Justice System Primer
  • 2016
  • Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce
  • A Layman's Guide to Our Criminal Justice System
  • 2015
  • Dress for Success
  • The Impact of Character - A Prosecutor's Perspective
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (4)
Endorse Lucas
Unknown Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Without hesitation, I endorse Luke Lanasa. Have opposed him on several case, I can say that he is always professional and prepared intelligent arguments to further his position."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I previously worked with Mr. Lanasa, practicing labor and employment law in Tallahassee, FL. Luke is extremely intelligent and not afraid to take a case to trial. He is a natural and credible advocate, exercising sound judgment."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Lucas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He gives good, commonsense answers in plain English and is generous with his time by contributing so frequently in the Avvo community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Lucas is diligent and effective in his representation. He is extremely effective in his court presentations and has a great rapport with jurors and judges."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Luke Lanasa is a great attorney. He knows the law, cares about his clients, and is invested in their outcomes. I've worked adverse to him in his role as a former prosecutor, and since then side by side with him in his role as a private criminal defense attorney. In both instances, Mr. Lanasa handled himself with integrity and resolve. I endorse him without reserve."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lucas Lanasa is one of the up and coming young lawyers to watch. He is also a wonderful person in addition to being a strong advocate. I trust him and recommend him to clients."
Family Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is perceptive, quick as lightning and he recalls facts with detail and precision better than any lawyer I know. And I know a lot of lawyers. I pity the litigator at the table across from this guy and it will not be me. On the other hand, I know who to call if I need an opinion on a case from a lawyer who isn't practicing at my back door. It's Luke."
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Tallahassee Criminal defense Lawyer Lucas Style Lanasa
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Tallahassee, FL
Licensed for 14 years
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