Roger John Lucas

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Experience: 10 years
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About Roger John Lucas

Since I graduated from Columbia in 1996, I've dedicated my life to not-for-profit pursuits across two very different career paths- Biomedicine and Law. With my education and experience, I had the option of pursuing very lucrative careers with Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical companies, but instead chose to go into academics to do research for research's sake. Although important to a degree, money has never been the driving force for the decisions I've made. My choices have been guided more by doing what I like to do, and in academics, there was no corporate pressure to drive results as quick as possible for the sake of making huge profits. I respected that in my peers and was content with doing my part to help society's understanding of those scientific principles we were working on elucidating further. But in 2003, something happened that changed the course of my life. I experienced an injustice and was set in a new direction in order to fight that injustice. That's when my legal career began. Through this personal legal battle, I came to fully understand what it means when people say that it's only through suffering and disappointment that one's perspective on life changes, and one comes to understand what's truly important. After I graduated from law school, I chose to dedicate my career to public service by providing legal representation to indigent individuals charged with crimes in order to protect and defend their Constitutional rights. In that capacity, I was able to practice law for the sake of practicing law, without due regard to how much profit I was generating. But again, my eyes were opened to how much political corruption and abuse of power permeates our entire society, even in places one would not expect to find it. It's through this experience that I have come to know exactly what my calling is and where my talents can be the most useful. My passion is in fighting for the disadvantaged and abused against seemingly insurmountable odds.

Language(s) Spoken by Roger John Lucas

  • English : Spoken, Written
  • French : Spoken, Written
  • Tagalog : Spoken

Practice Areas

  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Employment Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • White Collar Crime

Fees

  • Free ConsultationUp to 60 minutes initial consultation
  • Credit Cards AcceptedSubject to a 3-4% surcharge
  • Contingent FeesOn Select Personal Injury and Discrimination cases only
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional InformationI charge a flat fee for most of my Criminal Defense work.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • ColoradoSince 2007

Professional Experience

  • Attorney and Counselor at Law, Owner The Law Office of Roger J Lucas, LLC 2014 - Current Practice Specializing in Criminal Defense, Labor and Employment, Unlawful Discrimination, Personal Injury, Landlord/Tenant, HOA/Corporate Governance, Administrative Law (Licensing), and Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR)/Mediation
  • Deputy Public Defender Colorado State Public Defender's Office 2007 - 2014 As a Deputy State Public Defender, I handled all docket responsibilities in county and district court, including all levels of misdemeanor and felony charges. I handled roughly 3000 cases and have gone to trial 70 times during my tenure as a PD. I also handled post-conviction and appellate matters.
  • Intern Colorado Attorney General's Office 2005 - 2005 Assisted the Board of Nursing in prosecuting nurses alleged to be in violation of their licensing requirements. Assisted various regulatory boards and commissions with legal research.
  • Professional Research Assistant THe University of Colorado- Health Sciences Center 2000 - 2003 Professional Research Assistant conducting research experiments/projects in Oncology, Cardiology, and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.
  • Research Assistant The Eleanor Roosevelt Institute for Cancer Research 1998 - 2000 Research Assistant working on the Humane Genome Project and Genetics.
  • Laboratory Technician II Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center 1996 - 1998 Research technician working on Signal Transduction studies in Oncology.

Education

  • The University of Denver Sturm College of Law J.D. (2007) | Litigation/Trial Practice 2004 - 2007Activities: Staff Editor for Water Law Review, Hoffman Cup (Top 20), Student Law Office (
  • Columbia University B.A. (1996) | Biological Sciences, Anthropology, Religion, Psychology 1992 - 1996Honors: Dean's ListActivities: Columbia College, Psi Upsilon

Awards

  • Top 20 DUI Attorneys for Colorado Springs in 2016 Expertise 2016 Named One of Colorado Springs' Top 20 DUI lawyers for 2016
  • The Nation's Top 1% The National Association of Distinguished Counsel 2015 Named Among the Nation's Top 1 % of Lawyers
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award The American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys 2015 Awarded 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award for 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40 National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys 2014 Awarded Top 10 Attorney Under the Age of 40 in Colorado for 2014
  • Featured Attorney The Global Directory of Who's Who 2014 Featured in the Prestigious Global Directory of Who's Who in 2014
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers 2014 Named one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers in Criminal Defense in Colorado State.
  • DU Law Scholarship Univeristy of Denver College of Law 2004 Academic Scholarship awarded for 3 years

Professional Association

  • Colorado State Bar #675850 Member 2007 - Current
  • Colorado Bar Association #675851 Member 2007 - Current
  • El Paso County Bar Association #675852 Member 2007 - Current
  • American Bar Association #675853 Member 2007 - Current
  • Parkway Towers Homeowner's Association #675854 President/Secretary/Member at Large of Board of Directors 2001 - 2005

Address

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

Telephone: (719) 475-1600
Fax: (719) 213-2523

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