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Scott Lucas

Shareholder Scott Lucas is a Martindale-Hubbell A/V-rated attorney who has been with the firm since 1997. Scott represents people who have been seriously injured or killed in crashes, by dangerous products including vehicles with defective components, and medical negligence.

Scott is a true believer in what we do, and truly cares about his clients. His goal is to hold wrongdoers accountable, while providing counsel, support, and compassion to the people he represents. Scott gets satisfaction from the fact that the work we do helps make society safer for everybody.

With over twenty years of experience and a proven track record of results, Scott is trusted by dozens of attorneys inside and outside Oregon who refer him injury cases. In the words of one referring attorney, “Scott is a seasoned professional who is a relentless advocate for his clients. His skill and experience in the courtroom allows him to get the maximum results for his clients.”

As a member of AIEG, a national organization dedicated to improving the safety of consumers, Scott is part of a network of trial attorneys practicing at the highest level for the benefit of people who have been injured by dangerously defective automobiles, consumer products, and trucking safety issues.

While he may be the face of the cases he handles, Scott recognizes that the strength of his representation comes from the extraordinary team that Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton has built. The firm has an extraordinarily talented team of paralegals, trial assistants, and attorneys with decades of experience. He is especially grateful for the assistance and support of Kathy Williams, his primary legal assistant.

Scott is licensed to practice in U.S. District Court of Oregon and all Oregon State Courts. He is on the Oregon State Bar Litigation Section Executive Committee, where he currently serves as Chair. He is the past chair of the Lane County Bar Federal Courts Committee, and is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and a President’s Circle member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA).

Scott has also maintained close ties with the University of Oregon. Each year he serves as a mentor to first-year students, he frequently judges moot court, and he is the Vice President of the Law School Alumni Association.

Scott received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, San Diego in Quantitative Economics and Decision Sciences, and his J.D. from the University of Oregon, where he was Articles Editor of the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation.

Away from the office, Scott volunteers his time to numerous causes, including serving on the Boards of the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency from 2009 to 2017 and the Advisory Committee of Pioneer Pacific College Paralegal Program, and speaking to local high school students about the dangers of distracted driving (see www.endDD.org). Most rewarding to Scott, however, is being the lucky husband of his lovely wife, Tara Parrillo, and father to three wonderful teenagers.

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Merits

  • Oregon State Bar: Litigation Section Executive Committee, 2012-present; Products Liability Section Executive Committee, 2000-2011
  • Lane County Bar Association: Federal Courts Committee, 2011-2016 (2015-2016 Chair); Judicial Administration Committee, 2002-2004
  • University of Oregon Law School Alumni Association, Vice President
  • Lane Regional Air Protection Agency Board Member, 2010–17
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association: Publications Committee, 2000-2012; Public Education Committee, 1999-2002
  • Lane County Bar Association Mentor/Mentee Program, 2000-Present
  • Member, Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • Member, American Inns of Court

Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

Published articles

  • Co-Author, “Products Liability,” 2 TORTS, Oregon CLE, 2012
  • “Managing Expectations,” Fall 2007 issue of Trial Lawyer magazine
  • “Use of Protective Orders in Products Liability Litigation to Safeguard Confidential Documents,” OSB Products Liability Section, Newsletter, Winter, 2006
  • “Halting the Downward Spiral of Monoculturization and Genetic Vulnerability: Toward a Sustainable and Biodiverse Food Supply,” Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, Volume 17, Number 1, Spring, 2002
  • “The Meaning of Harm Under the Endangered Species Act: Taking a Hard Look at Sweet Home Chapter Communities for a Great Oregon v. Babbitt,” Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, Volume 9, Number 2, 1994