Mike Lucey began his legal career at Gordon & Rees in 1980, and has been a partner in the San Francisco office since 1987. Mr. Lucey served as firm wide Managing Partner from 1998 to 2006, where he led Gordon & Rees through a transition from a regional law firm to a national platform.
Mr. Lucey started the Employment Group at Gordon & Rees, which is now the largest firm-wide practice group. For over 25 years he has specialized in employment law and related litigation and has obtained defense verdicts in numerous cases involving discrimination, harassment and retaliation under Title VII, FEHA, ADA, FMLA, and B&P Code Sec. 17200. Mr. Lucey also advises management on compliance with employment laws, including the investigation and evaluation of internal complaints of harassment and discrimination. He is also outside employment counsel to several Bay Area law firms, to whom he provides employment advice.
Mr. Lucey is one of the most experienced trial lawyers at Gordon & Rees and is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations of America. The college is composed of the best of the trial bar from the U.S. and Canada. Fellowship in the college is extended by invitation only to experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Members cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population in the state. Mr. Lucey is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), which is comprised of the top trial lawyers on both sides of the bar.
U.S. District Courts, California
American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTC)
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) (Past President; Past Chairman of the Board of Directors)
Defense Research Institute (DRI) (Past Board of Directors)
Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ) (Past Board of Directors)
Association of Defense Counsel (ADCNC) (Past Board of Directors)
Legal Aid Society of San Francisco (Past Board of Directors)
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)