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About Lucas | Magazine – A New Port Richey Law Firm
The Law Offices of Lucas | Magazine were founded in February 2000 by Jeff Lucas and Robert W. Attridge, Jr. Since its inception, the New Port Richey Law Firm has grown considerably due to the basic principles of hard work and dedication to our clients’ needs. Our top notch staff takes pride in handling every detail of our clients. Members of our support staff are also bilingual in Spanish and Greek.
At Lucas | Magazine, our attorneys are dedicated to aggressively representing their clients against powerful insurance companies. The firm litigates a substantial portion of its cases and often handles the litigation work for other attorneys. As managing partner, attorney Jeff Lucas assists in the coordination of the intakes of new clients, pre-suit personal injury cases, and pre-suit settlement negotiations. He also handles the administrative aspects of the firm. Jeff began his legal career as a Public Defender in 1992. His term with the Sixth Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s office developed his skills in trial as he handled matters ranging from simple misdemeanors to homicide.
In 1995, Jeff joined a civil litigation firm in Tarpon Springs, where he handled a wide variety of criminal cases and civil matters. Jeff’s case load included various negligence lawsuits, wrongful death actions, and civil rights. In January 1999, Jeff Lucas formed his own firm, which eventually evolved into the firm now known as Lucas | Magazine – a New Port Richey Law Firm
In January 2006, Clementine “CC” Conde joined our firm. As a criminal defense attorney, CC enjoys tremendous respect from her colleagues and has years of experience as a criminal law litigator. Few attorneys have the litigation experience of CC.
Board Certified Civil Trial attorney, James L. Magazine joined our firm as a partner in March 2006. Jim has the reputation of being an aggressive and skilled litigator and manages our litigation department. Through his leadership, our firm now litigates not only our own cases but for many other attorneys throughout the State of Florida. In simple terms, Jim’s wealth of knowledge and trial experience has altered and improved our firm’s presence in the court room. Jim has received an AV rating, the highest peer review rating awarded, in the Martindale-Hubbell National Legal Directory.
In November 2008, attorney Stephen H. Haskins joined our firm. Steve is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with nearly thirty years of legal experience. Steve and attorney Jim Magazine previously worked together at another injury firm where they handled thousands of injury cases.
Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer Sam Newman joined our firm in 2010. For the past 31 years, Sam has been practicing as a Plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer throughout Florida primarily in Pinellas, Pasco, Manatee, Sarasota, Hillsborough, Polk, Hernando, Citrus and Orange Counties. Sam is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer having earned that distinction in 1988. He has received an AV rating, the highest peer review rating awarded, in the Martindale-Hubbell National Legal Directory.
Lucas | Magazine has four (4) locations serving Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando County clients. Our Pinellas County office is located in the Prestige One Building on McCormick Drive in Clearwater. This office is fully staffed and serves our Pinellas County clients. An office in Spring Hill, Hernando County, was opened in 2010 and is also fully staffed to serve our Hernando and other adjacent northern counties. Our fourth staffed office opened in Wesley Chapel in February 2016.
Our main office in New Port Richey, Pasco County, actually consists of two buildings adjacent to each other. These state-of-the-art facilities are located at 8606 Government Drive, roughly 150 feet from the south wall of the West Pasco Judicial Center. We are very easy to find. Just look for the green and brick buildings with the Statute of Liberty in front.
Lucas | Magazine is dedicated to not only serving the needs of our clients but also giving back to the community in which many of our attorneys and staff reside. The firm has been involved in numerous community events held in the Pasco and Hernando County area. Jeff Lucas is on the Board of Dayspring Academy, a highly regarded Charter School. Jeff is also a founding member of Sand Soldiers of America, a group formed as a resource for veterans of the Central Asian Conflicts by providing social services, encouraging fellowship and honoring their service and sacrifice through community events and memorials. Jim Magazine serves on the Board of Joshua House, which is a group of emergency shelters and long-term residential care for children. Every holiday season the firm takes all of the children of Joshua House shopping. The Law Offices of Lucas | Magazine also support the West Pasco Little League, New Port Richey Suncoast Theatre, local churches, schools, food banks, and police organizations.
Lucas | Magazine is committed to aggressively advocating for its clients and continuously reinvesting in the community.
The team at Lucas Magazine holds a profound appreciation for the communities in which we operate. To help us realize our goals for charitable community contributions, we have established a foundation where we tithe our efforts and resources back into the community. We encourage you to visit our Lucas Magazine Community Foundation website and learn more about our efforts to help make a difference.
Tampa Bay Injury Attorneys Overview
Jeff Lucas began his legal career as a Public Defender in the Sixth Circuit. Jeff handled a large case load and actually tried all types of misdemeanor and felony trials, including homicide. In 1995, he joined a Civil Litigation firm and handled hundreds of files ranging in complexity from simple county court matters to Wrongful Death and Civil Rights matters. To read more about Jeff – click here.
James L. Magazine was born in 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jim received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Baldwin Wallace College in 1986. He received his Juris Doctor from Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1989. He is admitted to practice before the United States Middle and Southern District Courts in Florida, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Jim is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and his practice includes personal injury, wrongful death and insurance bad faith claims throughout the State of Florida. To read more about Jim – click here.
Clementine “CC” Conde is a graduate of South Broward High School in Hollywood, Florida. Clementine has a diverse area of experience helping citizens protect their rights. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in political science from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, and her Juris Doctor from Western New England College of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts. Read more about CC – click here.
Stephen H. Haskins was raised in Pinellas County and is a graduate of Dunedin High School. Steve received his Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Florida in December of 1975, having majored in accounting. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in December 1979 and was admitted to the Florida Bar in July 1980. Read more about Steve – click here.
Sam Newman grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. He attended Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport, Florida. Following high school, Sam served four and a half years in the United States Navy. His service included a tour of duty in Vietnam on river patrol boats. Upon discharge from the Navy, Sam attended Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Florida. He then transferred to the University of South Florida in Tampa where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in social science education. In December 1975, he received his law degree from Florida State University College of Law and was admitted to the Florida Bar to practice law in July of 1976. Read More about Sam – click here.
Martin Macyszyn was born in Poland and moved with his family to the United States at a young age. He began his undergraduate education in Deland, Florida, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Stetson University, Florida’s first private university. At the conclusion of his undergraduate work, Martin moved to Boston, Massachusetts to pursue a master’s degree in public health. During his studies in Boston, Martin focused on the medical-legal aspects of public health, thus earning a concentration in health law. Read more about Martin – click here
Christopher Dyer is a native Floridian and has practiced in the Tampa Bay area his entire career. Chris has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from Stetson University College of Law. Chris is licensed to practice law in Florida. Read more about Christopher – Click here
Danny Burgess was born and raised in Zephyrhills. He is an East Pasco native and attended Pasco County public schools. Danny served as Mayor of Zephyrhills and is a Captain in the United States Army Reserve as a Judge Advocate. Read more about Danny – Click here