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Russell Lucas Associate

Education

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1993)
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D. 1996)

Russell Lucas is an associate attorney with Andrews & Price.  Russ’s practice focuses on the representation of school districts and other public sector entities. He has provided counsel to school districts as both solicitor and appointed special counsel regarding student matters, constitutional issues, policy and general school matters and defense of claims, special education matters, labor and personnel matters, contracts and collective bargaining. In the labor and litigation portions of his practice, Russ’s representation of clients extends from grievance arbitration to administrative agencies such as the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to state and federal trial and appellate courts. Russ also has extensive experience in zoning law, and acts as a solicitor to zoning hearing boards and special counsel in other land use matters, including oil and gas development.

During his twenty years of legal experience, Russ has been involved in a wide range of matters.   Russ was a member of the trial team in the Woodland Hills School District desegregation case, which culminated in the winding up of thirty years of litigation.  Russ was lead appellate counsel for the City of Pittsburgh School District in a case of first impression involving parochial student transportation. Russ has successfully represented school districts in federal litigation in the Western District Court and Third Circuit Court of Appeals involving discrimination claims and state-created danger claims. Russ worked extensively on the 2009 merger between the Center and Monaca School Districts in Beaver County, Pennsylvania which created the Central Valley School District.

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