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Richard D. Lucas
Richard D. Lucas
Richard D. Lucas is a shareholder and President of the Firm. He received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Richmond in 1979 and his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1982.

Rick is a frequent statewide speaker on workers’ compensation issues. He is an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated attorney, the highest ranking for ethics and experience, by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review ratings system. (See: for rating explanation.) Rick has been voted by his peers to Best Lawyers® in America since 1999 and has been listed as a Super Lawyer in Virginia every year since 2005. He was named Best Lawyers’ 2011 Roanoke Workers' Compensation Lawyer of the Year. Rick is a member of the Roanoke, Virginia and American Bar Associations, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (past chair of the Workers’ Compensation section) and the Virginia State Bar.

You may contact Rick by e-mail or by telephone at (540) 767-2472.

Richard D. Lucas

  • University of Virginia School of Law, (J.D., 1982)
  • University of Richmond, (B.A., 1979),
    magna cum laude
  • All Virginia Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys; Past Chair,
    Workers’ Compensation Section
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court
  • AV® Preeminent™ 1 Peer Review Rated (
  • Best Lawyers® in America, 1999 – present
  • Best Lawyers’ 2011 Roanoke Workers’ Compensation Lawyer of the Year
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, 2005 – present
  • Voted 2011 Best Workers’ Compensation Lawyer by readers of The Roanoker magazine.
  AV® Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Information contained in our website may describe legal matters handled in the past by Lucas & Kite, PLC. The results we achieved depended on factors unique to each case and do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future cases undertaken by Lucas & Kite, PLC.

The law firm of Lucas & Kite, PLC is dedicated to providing employers, self-insureds and insurance carriers effective and competent representation and guidance.

Our focus is exclusively on workers' compensation issues and in providing professional assistance that meets and exceeds each client's needs.

Our Firm offers representation at all hearing levels throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Representative Clients:
Businesses, Companies & Employers

Representative Clients:
Insurance Companies & Third-Party Administrators

General Hearing Area:
State of Virginia


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