Thomas M. Lucas: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Thomas M. Lucas

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Office Managing Principal and Office Litigation Manager
Norfolk,  VA  U.S.A.
Phone757-648-1424

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Practice Areas

  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • Government Contractors
 
University Hobart and William Smith Colleges School of Economics, B.A., 1970; Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, M.S., 1978
 
Law SchoolCatholic University of America School of Law, J.D., 1981
 
Admitted1981, District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; 1987, Virginia and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; 1989, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit and U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia; 2005, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations and Activities

American Bar Association
Bar Association of the District of Columbia
The Developing Labor Law, Contributing Editor
Virginia Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section (Past Chair)
Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Employment Law Committe

 
Born1948
 
Biography

Thomas M. Lucas is Office Managing Principal and Litigation Manager in the Norfolk, Virginia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has represented corporate clients throughout the mid-atlantic region and nationally for more than 25 years, including clients in the maritime, ship repair, manufacturing, healthcare and service industries.

Mr. Lucas represents management exclusively in the full range of employment and labor law matters, including employment discrimination litigation and traditional labor law. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Lucas practiced with the National Labor Relations Board as a Trial Specialist and Deputy to the Assistant General Counsel.

An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Lucas defends clients in litigation arising under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and in other employment-related civil litigation. He also represents clients before federal and state administrative and regulatory agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor (Wage & Hour, OFCCP, OSHA), the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Justice and ICE.

Mr. Lucas' counseling practice includes drafting employment policies, handbooks, employment and non-competition agreements, and advising clients on the difficult day-to-day issues arising in the workplace. He trains managers and supervisors in the law and practice of union avoidance, and he counsels and represents clients in organizational campaigns, collective bargaining and related litigation.

Honors and Recognitions

•The College of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association, fellow (2009)
Virginia Business Magazine Legal Elite

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Chesapeake Service Systems, non-profit set-aside contractor employing severely mentally disabled, Member and Former Chair, Board of Directors

Blogs

Labor & Collective Bargaining

NLRB Poised to Change Rule for Unionizing Temporary Workers
June 3, 2015

Setting the stage for another likely change in Board law, the NLRB has granted review over a Regional Director's dismissal of an election petition, where the Union sought to represent in the same bargaining unit a contractor's own employees and temporary employees provided to the contractor by a staffing company. In its May 18, 2015,

By Thomas M. Lucas

Labor & Collective Bargaining

NLRB Finds Union Improperly Interfered with Decertification Election
May 15, 2015

A union “interfere(d) with employee free choice” during the run-up to an NLRB election to decertify the union by seeking the discharge of the decertification Petitioner for alleged non-payment of dues and fees to the union, the National Labor Relations Board has held in an unpublished opinion.

By Thomas M. Lucas

Labor & Collective Bargaining

OSHA and NLRB Update Referral Agreement
June 3, 2014

OSHA and the NLRB have announced implementation of a joint referral agreement to redirect to the Labor Board OSHA complainants whose claims of discrimination under the OSH Act are time barred, but may form the basis of timely unfair labor practice charges under the NLRA. The accord was disclosed by NLRB Associate General Counsel Purcell

By Thomas M. Lucas

In the News

August 17, 2015

Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

August 17, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm's attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective

Bar Fellowship: The College of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009.

Member and Former Chair, Board of Directors - Chesapeake Service Systems - a non-profit set-aside contractor employing severely mentally disabled. Member:

bar & professional association memberships

American Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar

Virginia Bar Association

Virginia Chamber of Commerce Fellow: in The College of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association in 2009. He has been designated in The Best Lawyers in America, Labor and Employment Law, for the past nineteen years and was selected for inclusion in 2012 and 2013 Virginia Super Lawyers. He is a past Chair of the Labor and Employment Section of the Virginia Bar Association and an active member of the Employment Law Committee of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. He is also a contributing editor to The Developing Labor Law.

Mr. Lucas is a graduate of Hobart College (BA, 1970), the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations (MS, 1978) and the Catholic University School of Law (JD, 1981).

Published Works

Articles

"The Developing Labor Law"

BNA [Contributing Author]

Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity

• AV Peer-Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

• "Best Lawyers in America", Labor & Employment Law, 1993-Present

Virginia Super Lawyers 2012 and 2013

• Virginia Business Magazine's "Legal Elite"

• The College of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009., (Fellow)

• Member and Former Chair, Board of Directors - Chesapeake Service Systems - a non-profit set-aside contractor employing severely mentally disabled.

Bar & Professional Association Memberships

American Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar

Virginia Bar Association

Virginia Chamber of Commerce



 
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Thomas M. Lucas

500 E. Main Street, Suite 800
NorfolkVA 23510




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