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Henry C. Lucas, III



               HENRY C. LUCAS, III is a partner and co-founding member of LUCAS AND CAVALIER, LLC.  He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts throughout Pennsylvania including the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  Prior to starting the firm he was a partner at Rawle and Henderson and special counsel for Duane Morris and Hecksher, both in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Mr. Lucas received his B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania, and his J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law in 1960. 

             Mr. Lucas has over forty (40) years experience in all aspects of the shipping maritime/admiralty practice, and has represented and advised various marine entities in cargo shipping loss/contamination claims; collision, general average, salvage and personal injury/death matters; shipping/coast guard regulatory matters; environmental claims including oil pollution; NVOCC, Ocean and Surface Freight Forwarders in connection with international intermodal carriage of goods; pleasure/recreational craft casualties and commercial transactions/financing/litigation; ship sales, charter party, and repairs; ship finance, mortgage documentation including foreclosure and judicial sales; towage and pilotage.  Consistent with this practice concentration, Mr. Lucas is well experienced in the fields of international trade, transactions, customs, immigration and arbitration.

            Mr. Lucas is fully versed and knowledgeable with all aspects of marine insurance – including Hull, Protection and Indemnity (P&I) and cargo policies.  In addition Mr. Lucas’ practice extends to disputes/litigation involving E&O, D&O, CGL and P&C policies.

           Mr. Lucas has been an associate editor of American Maritime Cases from 1994 to the present, and has been included in the Best Lawyers in America since 1989.  He has written extensively on maritime and admiralty issues, and in 2004 was elected to membership in the National Advisory Board of The Admiralty Law Institute - Tulane University School of Law.

            Mr. Lucas served as President of the Board of School Directors for Lower Merion School District from 1978-1979, and is proficient in school law, with a concentration in public employment labor relations.  More recently, Mr. Lucas’ practice has also centered on products liability, creditors rights, fraudulent transfers and non-marine commercial insurance defense/recovery.  He is a member of the Maritime Law Association of USA (1963 – Present; Executive Committee, 1987-1990); U.S. Association of Average Adjusters (1965 – Present); British Association of Average Adjusters (1982 – Present); Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) (1987 – Present); Pennsylvania Bar Association; and U.S. ARIAS (AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society).

          As a member of U.S. ARIAS Mr. Lucas has holds the status of a certified arbitrator, which includes extensive familiarization with and use of mediation in ADR process.


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