David P. Lucas

David P. Lucas

Shareholder
Attorney
Location:
Battle Creek, Michigan
Phone:
269-841-5934
877-753-1211 (Toll Free)
Fax:
269-965-0646
Email:

David P. Lucas is an attorney and shareholder of the Firm. He was born in Grand Rapids in 1957. He received his A. B., summa cum laude from Albion College in 1979, and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1982. David practiced law in Detroit and Grosse Pointe, Michigan, before returning to his "home town" of Battle Creek and joining the Firm in 1989.

David's areas of concentration are employee benefits, estate planning, corporations, probate and taxation.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and Calhoun County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Employee Benefits, Taxation, and Probate and Estate Planning Sections of the State Bar of Michigan and a member of the Employee Benefits, Taxation, Probate and Estate Planning, and Copyright, Patent, and Trademark Sections of the American Bar Association. David is the former President of the Calhoun County Estate Planners Council, and serves as a board member and legal counsel for various nonprofit organizations.

He has lectured on estate planning, employee benefits, and corporation matters in addition to authoring articles titled, "New Regulations Give Guidance on Making Loans from Qualified Retirement Plans" (1990); and "Low Interest and Interest Free Loans" (1985); and co-authoring "Who Should Control Investment of Retirement Plan Funds" (1985).

David and his wife, Catherine, reside in Battle Creek.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1989

Areas of Practice

  • Employee Benefits
  • Estate Planning
  • Corporations
  • Probate
  • Taxation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1982
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1982

Education

  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1982
  • Albion College, Albion, Michigan
    • A.B. summa cum laude - 1979
  • Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan - 1977

Published Works

  • Low Interest and Interest Free Loans Michigan Probate & Trust Law Journal, April, 1985
  • Who Should Control Investment of Retirement Plan Funds? Estate Planning Journal, December, 1985
  • New Regulations Give Guidance on Making Loans from Qualified Retirement Plans Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Journal, Spring, 1990

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, Estate Planning, Employee Benefits, and Corporation Matters

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Calhoun County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan, Employee Benefits, Taxation, and Probate and Estate Planning Sections, Member
  • American Bar Association, Employee Benefits, Taxation, Probate and Estate Planning, and Copyright, Patent, and Trademark Sections, Member
  • Calhoun County Estate Planners Council, Former President

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Omicron Delta Epsilon