The Law Offices of Peter C. Lucas is a full service general practice law firm whose attorneys have diverse legal backgrounds and experience. Peter C. Lucas opened his first law office in 1997 to aggressively represent clients in a variety of litigated matters. Although litigation is the hallmark of our firm, our attorneys also represent clients in criminal matters, real estate transactions, estate planning, foreclosure proceedings and general business and corporate matters. In fact, small business advice and counseling has become a major part of our practice.
Peter Lucas is a New Jersey Supreme Court Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. The Supreme Court certifies attorneys in four areas: Civil Law, Criminal Law, Matrimonial Law and Worker's Compensation Law. The standards for certification are set by the Board of Attorney Certification. In order to be designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney, an attorney must be in good standing with the New Jersey Bar for a minimum of five years; an attorney must have been favorably evaluated and hold a good reputation with other attorneys and judges familiar with the attorney's work; the attorney must pass a rigorous written examination in civil trial law; and the attorney must demonstrate a substantial level of experience in civil trial law satisfying a minimum pre-requisite of trial hours. The Board on Attorney Certification was established by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in 1980 for the purpose of helping consumers find attorneys who have a recognized level of competence in particular fields of law. Relatively few attorneys in the State of New Jersey earn the designation. As of June 2012, approximately 1,600 out of 72,000 active lawyers in New Jersey are Board certified.
Mr. Lucas is joined in the practice by Lourdes Lucas, Jessica Strugibenetti and Kelly Day. Lourdes Lucas is a former in house lawyer who spent several years in the in-house legal department of a telecommunications company where she honed her skills in labor and employment, telecommunications and a wide variety of litigation matters. Ms. Lucas is also a former Assistant District Attorney with the New York County District Attorney's Office in New York. Ms. Strugibenetti has focused primarily in family and matrimonial matters and has experience in a broad range of matters including personal injury defense, employment law, worker's compensation and commercial litigation. Ms. Day has a broad range of experience and focuses on a variety of litigation matters including criminal and municipal matters, estates and trusts. Ms. Day served in the public defender's office and clerked for the Appellate Section of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.
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The Law Office of Peter C. Lucas would like to congratulate one of our own, Kathleen Sheedy, on her appointment to the Superior Court of New Jersey. Ms. Sheedy has been a member of the firm since 2002. We wish her the very best. She will be missed.