San Francisco Partner Michael Lucey was inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) at their Annual Meeting in London held in April 2019.
Lucey is one of the most experienced trial lawyers at Gordon & Rees. He began his legal career at the firm in 1980, and has been a partner in the San Francisco office since 1987. He started Gordon & Rees' Employment Group, which is now the largest firm-wide practice group. For more than 30 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. Lucey also advises management on compliance with employment laws, including the investigation and evaluation of internal complaints of harassment and discrimination.
The International Academy of Trial Lawyers limits membership to 500 Fellows from the United States, and includes Fellows from nearly 40 countries across the globe. The Academy seeks out, identifies, acknowledges and honors those who have achieved a career of excellence through demonstrated skill and ability in jury trials, trials before the court and appellate practice. Members are engaged in civil practice on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s side of the courtroom, and the trial of criminal cases. The Academy invites only lawyers who have attained the highest level of advocacy. A comprehensive screening process identifies the most distinguished members of the trial bar by means of both peer and judicial review. Lucey has been evaluated by his colleagues and the judges in his jurisdiction and has been highly recommended by them as possessing these qualifications and characteristics.
Chartered in 1954, the Academy’s general purposes are to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, promote reforms in the law, facilitate the Administration of Justice, and elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession.
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani is a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 900 lawyers providing full service representation to public and private companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to start-ups. Founded in 1974, Gordon & Rees is recognized among the fastest growing and largest law firms in the country.