F. Scott Lucas, Esq.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
My Proudest Moment as a Lawyer
I represented a teenage girl who was abducted at gunpoint from her apartment complex, sexually assaulted, then abandoned in the woods. She survived. However, the police and the landlord of her apartment complex chose to treat her as a liar instead of as a victim. She was young and economically disadvantaged. To them, she didn’t matter. Well, she mattered to me.
I took her case and sued the landlord, property owners and the security agency for the apartment complex. After nearly two years of litigation, I proved this young woman was telling the truth. I also proved the whole tragedy would never have occurred if the land lord and security agency had upheld their duty to provide a safe place for their tenants to live.
I will never forget how I felt the day I was able to hold them financially responsible for the harm that had been caused to my client. I was overjoyed when she and her family used the money to move into a safe home, where she could heal and move forward with her life.
Meet F. Scott Lucas
As a trial lawyer Scott concentrates heavily in the areas of personal injury, catastrophic injury and wrongful death. At the inception of his career Scott spent years practicing in the field of insurance defense litigation, initially on behalf of a major U.S. corporation and later on behalf of a number of major national insurance companies. The types of cases Scott defended included, but was not limited to: motor vehicle collisions, assaults, pharmaceutical error and asbestos defense. The asbestos defense work was particularly complex and involved the defense of various companies that had distributed asbestos containing products during the 1930s through 1970s. This was mass tort litigation with specialized calendars and specially assigned judges in both the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, which handled all cases arising in the State of Maryland, and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Scott was a key player in this litigation often taking lead in depositions that involved in excess of thirty attorneys and in cases for which many millions of dollars were at stake. While working as an insurance defense litigator Scott handled hundreds of cases and became intimately familiar with the decision making processes involved in evaluating and handling personal injury claims from the perspective of major insurance carriers.
Upon leaving the field of insurance defense litigation more than a decade ago Scott became a trial lawyer, committing himself solely to advancing the cause of those injured by the negligence of others. During that time Scott has litigated a wide range of complex case types to include trucking accidents, wrongful death claims, motorcycle accidents, sexual assaults, dog bite cases, fire cases, premises liability cases based upon a landlord’s failure to provide adequate security in high crime apartment complexes, serious motor vehicle collisions and many more. Scott has obtained significant results by way of settlements and judgments on behalf of his clients including multi-seven figure results that have substantially changed and contributed to the quality of life of his clients. Scott is an attorney committed to taking on even the most complex, challenging and novel of cases where there is an opportunity to make life better for his clients and over the course of his career has recovered many millions of dollars for those clients.
Scott, a lifelong resident of Maryland and the District of Columbia, graduated from Towson State University in Maryland and the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, in the District of Columbia. While at Catholic Scott served as treasurer of the Black Law Students Association and was a member of the Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court.
Scott is admitted to Maryland Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He is also a member of the District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association, Prince George’s County Bar Association and National Trial Lawyers Association.
Scott resides in Prince George’s County with his wife, two children and grandson.
Types of Cases I handle
- Medical Malpractice
- Birth Injury
- Brain Injury
- Major Accidents
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
JD – Juris Doctor
BS – Bachelor of Science
Admitted to Practice
Scott felt like family, he cared.
By: Lavora B.
Scott jumped right into our case. He cared for us and he felt like more than just a lawyer, rather a friend of the family. With the help that Scott has given us, we can continue on and get better. Scott made sure my son was taken care of for the rest of his life.
Past Cases Of Interest
- Triple death case resulting from intoxicated driver striking client’s car at nearly 100 mph
- Inadequate security case involving the shooting and serious injury of one client and the shooting and death of another
- Case against county school board for mistreatment of a physically and mentally disable child
- Serious mauling of 11 year old girl by a neighbor’s pit bull who had been known to have previously bitten a neighborhood child
- Trip and fall on a city owned sidewalk when city had been notified that the brickwork was in a state of poor repair
- Traumatic brain injury and loss of one leg when pedestrian jogger was struck by vehicle that had lost control and veered from the roadway
- Traumatic brain injury when dump truck pulled in front of client’s vehicle causing collision
- Slip and fall in grocery store that resulted in loss of both legs
- Pedicure that resulted in infection and near loss of my client’s foot
Cases I am Currently Working On
- Blood transfusion case that resulted in respiratory arrest and subsequent cardiac arrest
- Multiple cardiac arrests ultimately resulting in death after emergency department technician connected client’s nasal cannula into an empty oxygen tank
- Methotrexate overdose from failure to monitor client’s kidney function
- Client suffers injuries resulting in death when left in a sauna at a major national health club
- Elementary School children sexually assaulted on multiple occasions by teacher’s aid
- Police chase ending in collision with innocent motorists resulting in serious injuries and death