John C. Lukacs, Jr.
John C. Lukacs, Jr. is a founder of Raposo & Lukacs, PLLC and is dedicated to representing victims of personal injury and medical malpractice. During his entire legal career, he has only practiced in the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice. While many lawyers dabble in several areas of the law, his career has only ever been specialized to personal injury and medical malpractice. He has built a reputation as a tireless and tenacious advocate for his clients and has recovered millions of dollars for victims of negligence.
At the beginning of his career, John spent some time working for insurance defense firms defending the very cases he now brings on behalf of his clients. He learned the tactics insurance companies and defense lawyers use to handle personal injury and medical malpractice claims. This invaluable insider perspective allows John to skillfully navigate the obstacles implemented by the defense in order to obtain the justice and compensation his clients deserve.
He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide, Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40, and TopVerdict.com for a top ten jury verdict. He has been featured on Channel 6 News, Channel 7 news, the Miami Herald and the Daily Business Review several times including recognition for the #11 verdict in the southeastern United States for obtaining a $40,000,000.00 jury verdict in a defended wrongful death case.
Recently, he was nominated by his peers and recognized by Best Lawyers in America which is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence and has earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals.
Moreover, he has also been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star. Super Lawyers is a rating of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and personal achievement. While up to 5% of attorneys in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5% are named to Rising Stars. John is also a life-time member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum which is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
John was once also selected as one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, a professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only, and is extended exclusively to those individuals who meet stringent qualifications and specialize in the legal practice of civil plaintiff. John was also recently recognized as one of the Top Lawyers for 2020, 2021, and 2022 in South Florida Legal Guide, a publication that has set the standard for the definitive list of Top Lawyers in the region. Top Lawyers have extensive experience and a distinguished record of achievement.
Despite his heavy work schedule, John still finds time to contribute to the pursuit of justice and the community. John previously served on the Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Directors. The MDTLA is dedicated to the pursuit of justice, individual rights, access to courts, education, and trial advocacy. He is an active member of the Florida Bar, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Florida Justice Association, Dade County Bar Association, Coral Gables Bar Association and Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association.