John C. Lukacs, Jr.
John Lukacs, Jr. has built a reputation as a tireless and tenacious advocate for his clients. He has devoted his practice to representing victims of personal injury and medical malpractice, recovering millions of dollars for victims of negligence.
At the beginning of his career, John worked for large insurance defense firms defending the very cases he now brings on behalf of his clients. During his time in big law he learned the tactics insurance companies and defense lawyers use to handle personal injury and negligence claims. The knowledge and insight he gained by learning how insurance companies evaluate these claims allows him to understand defense tactics in a way that other Plaintiff lawyers may not. 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.
For his tenacity and hard work, John has been selected by his peers as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite in Florida Trend Magazine. Less than 1.5% of attorneys in Florida are selected as a member of the Legal Elite. He was also 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 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 criminal defense or civil plaintiff. John was recently recognized as one of the Top Lawyers for 2020 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 was elected by his peers as a member of 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. Through the MDTLA John works to protect the rights, health, and economic security of every citizen threatened by the malicious, careless, or criminal behavior of those who seek to escape responsibility for their conduct. 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, and Coral Gables Bar Association.
John was born and raised in Miami, FL. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Warrington School of Business at the University of Florida, and he graduated with Honors from St. Thomas University School of Law. During his free time he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife, Nicole.