David A. Lucas

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David A. Lucas

David A. Lucas is an associate in the firm's Estates & Trusts and Business & Tax practice groups, focusing his practice in Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration, Elder Law, and Business Law. He provides extensive estate and legacy planning, asset protection planning, retirement planning, and business planning services to individuals and businesses. His main objective is to provide his clients with a well-crafted estate plan so they may avoid probate, protect their assets and legacies, and provide for the security of their loved ones. Mr. Lucas takes a special interest in ensuring that dreams parents have for their children and grandchildren are not lost to taxes, poor planning, or procrastination. He speaks frequently on a variety of estate planning topics to the general public and private groups.

Prior to joining Miller, Miller & Canby, Mr. Lucas was in private practice for 14 years. He began his legal career by serving as a Law Clerk to The Honorable Dennis M. McHugh of the Montgomery County Circuit Court in Rockville, Maryland. After his clerkship, he worked for a general practice firm, where he gained practical experience in a variety of disciplines, including civil litigation, employment law, workers' compensation, administrative law, family law, estate planning, and business formation. Since 2006, Mr. Lucas has focused his practice on helping families preserve their financial wealth and legacies for future generations through the use of Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advance Medical Directives, Living Wills, and other estate planning strategies.

Mr. Lucas is licensed to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia and is admitted to practice before the respective local and federal courts. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar Association, and the Montgomery County Bar Association. 

He earned a B.A. in Sociology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and earned his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from The Catholic university of America's Columbus School of Law. 

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
    Elder Law
    Estate Planning
    Trust & Estate Administration
bar admissions
  • Maryland

    District of Columbia

    United States District Court for the District of Maryland

    United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Professional Affiliations
  • Maryland State Bar Association

    Montgomery County Bar Association

    The District of Columbia Bar Association

  • The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2001

    The Catholic University of America, B.A., 1997

Honors and Awards
  • ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law (2001)

    Staff Member, The Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy (1999-2000)

"David (Dave) is a consummate professional and a genuinely good person. He's always available when we're dealing with time sensitive matters, even talking by phone when he is out of town on personal matters. I can't say enough about Dave's conscientious work with my family and myself in dealing with the very complicated and sometimes emotionally sensitive issues related to estate planning. He is a true expert and always remembers the particulars of our situation; we're never a faceless client with Dave."

Mark Cheng

"I can recommend David 100% without any reservation. He is precise, attentive, effective and insightful. His work was exceptionally thorough and accurate. He was patient with us as he helped us with our estate planning. He was able to make us understand the scope of our needs and the needs of our family. He was very easy to work with. The experience was actually pleasant, which was a huge relief to us."

Mary Ziomek, DDS