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Roger John Lucas

Roger John Lucas

The Law Office of Roger J Lucas, LLC
  • Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI, Personal Injury...
  • Colorado
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Summary

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.

Education
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
J.D. / Litigation/Trial Practice (2007)
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Activities: Staff Editor for Water Law Review, Hoffman Cup (Top 20), Student Law Office (Criminal)
Columbia University
B.A. / Biological Sciences, Anthropology, Religion, Psychology (1996)
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Honors: Dean's List
Activities: Columbia College, Psi Upsilon
Professional Experience
Attorney and Counselor at Law, Owner
The Law Office of Roger J Lucas, LLC
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Research Assistant working on the Humane Genome Project and Genetics.
Laboratory Technician II
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
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Research technician working on Signal Transduction studies in Oncology.
Awards
Top 20 DUI Attorneys for Colorado Springs in 2016
Expertise
Named One of Colorado Springs' Top 20 DUI lawyers for 2016
The Nation's Top 1%
The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Named Among the Nation's Top 1 % of Lawyers
10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
The American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
Awarded 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award for 2015
Top 10 Under 40
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Awarded Top 10 Attorney Under the Age of 40 in Colorado for 2014
Featured Attorney
The Global Directory of Who's Who
Featured in the Prestigious Global Directory of Who's Who in 2014
Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Named one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers in Criminal Defense in Colorado State.
DU Law Scholarship
Univeristy of Denver College of Law
Academic Scholarship awarded for 3 years
Professional Associations
Colorado State Bar # 39258
Member
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Colorado Bar Association
Member
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El Paso County Bar Association
Member
- Current
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
Parkway Towers Homeowner's Association
President/Secretary/Member at Large of Board of Directors
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Activities: Served on the Board of Director's of my condominium Association in Denver. I started off as Secretary in the beginning of 2001, but was elected the following year to President. I took a couple years off the Board and then rejoined at Large in 2004. As a Board member, I dealt with the spectrum of building and legal issues associated with a high rise with part owner/renter composition and am familiar with the corporate governance aspect of the organization.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Up to 60 minutes initial consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Subject to a 3-4% surcharge
  • Contingent Fees
    On Select Personal Injury and Discrimination cases only
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I charge a flat fee for most of my Criminal Defense work.
Practice Areas
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Real Estate Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Tagalog: Spoken
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Contact & Map
The Law Office of Roger J Lucas, LLC
121 S. Tejon St., Suite 900
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
USA
Telephone: (719) 475-1600
Cell: (719) 475-1600
Fax: (719) 213-2523