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Thomas M. Lucas

Office Managing Principal
Norfolk

P 757-648-1424
F 757-648-1418
Tom.Lucas@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Thomas M. Lucas is Office Managing Principal of the Norfolk, Virginia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Mr. Lucas represents management exclusively in the full range of employment and labor law matters, including employment discrimination litigation and traditional labor law. He has represented corporate clients, including clients in the maritime, ship repair, manufacturing, healthcare and service industries, throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region and nationally for more than 30 years. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Lucas practiced with the National Labor Relations Board as a Trial Specialist and Deputy to the Assistant General Counsel.

An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Lucas is a member of the Firm’s litigation, class action and complex litigation, disability management and traditional labor practice groups, and defends clients in litigation arising under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, ERISA, Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and in other employment-related statutes. He also represents clients before federal and state administrative and regulatory agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor (Wage & Hour, OFCCP, OSHA), National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Justice and ICE.

Mr. Lucas' counseling practice includes drafting employment policies, handbooks, employment and non-competition agreements, and advising clients on the difficult day-to-day issues arising in the workplace. He trains managers and supervisors in the law and practice of union avoidance, and he counsels and represents clients in organizational campaigns, collective bargaining and related litigation.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The College of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association, Fellow (2009)
  • Virginia Business Magazine "Legal Elite"
Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • The Developing Labor Law, Contributing Editor
  • Virginia Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section (Past Chair)
  • Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Employment Law Committe

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Chesapeake Service Systems, non-profit set-aside contractor employing severely mentally disabled, Member and Former Chair, Board of Directors

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August 15, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

August 15, 2016
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America© 2017

August 15, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY August, 15, 2016 – Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that more than 145 attorneys throughout the firm’s 57 locations have been named to the Best Lawyers in America© 2017. In addition, 13 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the... Read More

August 17, 2015
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

August 17, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015)  Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective... Read More

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March 7, 2017

‘A Day Without a Woman’ Demonstrations Planned for March 8

March 7, 2017

On the heels of the “Day Without Immigrants” protest, thousands of women may take the day off from work on March 8, 2017, to underscore the value of working women to the economy. The organizers of “A Day Without a Woman” cites national political issues as the key reason for this “general strike” action... Read More

February 14, 2017

‘A Day Without Immigrants’ National Strike Planned – What Can Employers Do?

February 14, 2017

Activists throughout the U.S., but focused in Washington, D.C., are planning a protest that exhorts employees not to report to work on February 16, 2017, as one measure to demonstrate what a “Day Without Immigrants” can mean to the economy. According to the Washingtonian, the campaign, which is directed at the Trump... Read More

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Federal Court Washes Away New York City’s Pro-Union Ordinance
June 16, 2017

A New York City ordinance requiring car wash companies to post a higher surety bond if they do not sign a union bargaining agreement covering their employees is invalid because it unlawfully favors unionization, and therefore runs afoul of the National Labor Relations Act, a federal district court judge has ruled on May 26, 2017. Read More

Workplace Dress Codes – Auto Dealer Can’t Bar Workers from Wearing Message Pins, Court Affirms NLRB
July 7, 2016

A divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has upheld a National Labor Relations Board decision that a Massachusetts automobile dealer’s policy banning the wearing of “message pins” violated union insignia protections under the National Labor Relations Act. Boch Imports, Inc., d/b/a Boch Honda v. NLRB, Nos. Read More

NLRB Drops 30-Year Precedent on Employers’ Right to Unilaterally Oust Unions Representing ‘Mixed-Guard’ Units
June 24, 2016

A divided National Labor Relations Board has overturned its 30-year-old rule that an employer may withdraw recognition, even without a showing of a loss of majority status, from a voluntarily-recognized union that represents both guards and non-guards (“mixed-guard union”) with respect to a unit of guards. Read More