The firm focuses on plaintiff's litigation in four primary areas: contracts and
financial disputes (including unfair trade and consumer
practices, and securities); defective construction and defective products (such as leaking building envelopes, structural deficiencies, synthetic stucco, and imitation wood exterior siding
and trim); employment claims (including wages owed, age and sex discrimination, and breach of contract); and special torts and
other trial work (such as insurance claims and the other matters described on these pages).
The firm was formed in 1991 and has been focusing on litigation and trial work since the mid-nineties. From Hugo
and other storms, we have significant experience in insurance, casualty, and repair litigation. We have also handled numerous
product liability matters (building materials), contract disputes of all types, specialty litigation (such as repair of ship propulsion gear),
ERISA claims, multiple plaintiff claims (such as EMT overtime claims), securities fraud claims, explosion claims, partnership disputes,
unfair trade practices, franchise disputes, and many other matters. Additional types of cases can be found within the Recent Verdicts
and Judgments, Sample Appellate Decisions, and Sample Brief sections of this web site.
The firm's principal is Justin Lucey. Mr. Lucey obtained his law degree at Georgetown Law School in Washington, D.C. in 1986 and
has been licensed to practice law since then. He is licensed to practice in all South Carolina state and federal courts, the Fourth
Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has been allowed to practice on a temporary
license in the courts of North Carolina and Kentucky, and he holds inactive licenses in Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. Mr. Lucey
is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice.
In addition to standard court appointments for indigents, Mr. Lucey's community involvement has included coaching high school
mock trial teams for many years. He coached the Academic Magnet High School Mock Trial Team, which won the annual tri-county
competition and represented the tri-county area in the state competition in 2000. He also funds and operates the Lucey Charitable Foundation.
This firm accepts a very limited number and type of cases. The firm employs a small number of highly-qualified attorneys. If the firm is unable to take your case, it may be able to provide you with
the names of other attorneys
who practice in the area of your interest and/or bar referral numbers.