Criminal Law Specialist

John L. Lucas

John L. Lucas was born and raised in Northeast Minneapolis. He attended Holy Cross grade school, De La Salle High School, the University of Minnesota, and received his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law. John L. Lucas is licensed to practice law in Minnesota, Colorado, and United States District Court. John L. Lucas has practiced exclusively criminal defense since 1988. He has tried over 100 cases to jury verdict and has won a significant majority of those trials. John L. Lucas has a vast experience in all areas of criminal law, from traffic tickets to complex fraud cases, from DWIs to homicide. (See Practice Areas) This specialized practice also includes litigation of Constitutional rights issues and negotiation of dispositions. Mr. Lucas’ cases have been covered by national media and he has represented the accused from all walks of life.

John L. Lucas has also taught numerous classes to lawyers across the country on issues relating to criminal law and trial work. These have included Search and Seizure, Search Warrants, Drug Defense, Driving While Impaired, Domestic Assault, Forensic Science, Alcohol Monitoring Science, Mental Health Defenses, Cross Examination, Jury Selection, Opening Statements, Closing Arguments, and Legal Ethics.

John L Lucas has been awarded the Certification as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. Less than 1% of lawyers in Minnesota hold this credential.

John L. Lucas is married to Dr. Patricia Ann Lucas, a psychologist in Uptown Minneapolis. They have been married since 1988 and have three children. When not in the courtroom, John enjoys spending time with his family, biking, walleye fishing, skiing, and playing tennis. Rock and roll music and its history continue to be a passion. He is also an avid film buff and hockey fan.

Experience

John L. Lucas has practiced exclusively criminal defense since 1988. He has tried over 100 cases to jury verdict and has won a significant majority of those trials. John L. Lucas has a vast experience in all areas of criminal law, from traffic tickets to complex fraud cases, from DWIs to homicide. (See Practice Areas) This specialized practice also includes litigation of Constitutional rights issues and negotiation of dispositions. Mr. Lucas’ cases have been covered by national media and he has represented the accused from all walks of life.

John L Lucas

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