Developing a strong, personal relationship with my clients is paramount. It may be cliché, but in this profession communication is key. Communication leads to trust. Trust leads to confidence. I pride myself in listening, observing, and gaining a comprehensive understanding of what is important to my client. Instilling confidence in my clients is the telltale of a thriving partnership.
Lucas Schenk represents clients in a wide range of commercial disputes and appellate litigation, particularly those related to lending, commercial finance, and real estate. With a strong foundation in litigation, Lucas’ experience beyond his years benefits clients at trial and outside the courtroom. His proudest accomplishment is a trial victory within the first six months of practice – and defeating an attorney with 20 years’ experience – obtaining a win for his client in a property damage and collection dispute. He has handled a wide array of civil litigation ranging from debt collection to casualty defense, and has drafted numerous contracts in the transactional context. Within his first year of practice, Lucas conducted depositions of plaintiffs, witnesses, and experts along with arguing a variety of motions in district courts across Louisiana.
His military service and study of international policy evidence Lucas’ dedication to the application of the law and diplomatic procedure. His time in the Army Reserves as a Psychological Operations Specialist equipped him well to strategically collect intelligence from a diverse audience. More than anything else it taught him the art of listening with purpose. Prior to attending law school, Lucas interned with the U.S. Department of State at the American Embassy in the Republic of North Macedonia, where his work compiling international law enforcement agreements improved the exchange of intelligence across the Balkan region. His work in international policy continued as he assisted in the analysis and collection of international law to be included in the U.S. Department of State “Trafficking in Persons Report” – the United States government’s premier report in combatting human trafficking.
As a law student, Lucas worked as an extern for Hon. Richard L. Bourgeois Jr., Magistrate Judge of the Middle District of Louisiana, and as a clerk for Hon. Chris Hester in Baton Rouge City Court. Lucas has always pursed his passion for advocacy. While in law school he placed first in the Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition and was voted individually as the most outstanding oral advocate.