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.
District of Columbia
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
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
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)