Spencer Lucas is a trial lawyer at Panish Shea & Boyle and specializes in litigating complex catastrophic personal injury, products liability and wrongful death cases. He has extensive experience in cases involving traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries and prides himself on helping injured people and their families.
Mr. Lucas has successfully recovered over $300 million for his clients and has obtained numerous eight-figure verdicts and settlements in cases throughout California.
In 2011, Mr. Lucas was honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California as a finalist for California Trial Lawyer of the Year in recognition of his achievements in the courtroom. He was also named as a finalist for 2014 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. In 2015, Mr. Lucas was selected by the legal publication the Daily Journal as one of 5 Associates to Watch in California. He is recognized annually as a “Super Lawyer” by the Super Lawyers® publication.
In addition to his work as a trial lawyer, Mr. Lucas serves on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities which funds many local charity groups focusing on education, children, and the homeless.
Mr. Lucas graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Business Administration. During his undergraduate work, he completed an International Business program with honors from the University of Sevilla in 1999. He graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2004, where he was the co-founder of the Pepperdine International Human Rights Program.
Mr. Lucas speaks fluent Spanish and works with many of the firm’s Spanish-speaking clients. He has lived in Havana, Cuba, and Mexico, where he spent his summers in college building homes for the homeless in Ciudad Juarez. Mr. Lucas is frequently asked to give legal commentary on national Spanish television and radio programs.
Mr. Lucas became a member of the State Bar of California in November of 2004 and the District of Columbia Bar in 2008. He is an active member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California, and Los Angeles County Bar Association. He regularly volunteers his time to various pro-bono legal programs.