Jennifer Lucey focuses her practice on business litigation as well as trusts and estates matters. Ms. Lucey’s background includes years of civil litigation and trusts and estates experience.
Prior to joining Protorae, Ms. Lucey served as staff attorney to the Honorable John H. Rust, Jr., the Commissioner of Accounts to the Circuit Court for Fairfax County. Ms. Lucey assisted Commissioner Rust in adjudicating issues arising during the trusts and estates administration process, including breach of fiduciary duty claims, creditor disputes, and the proper legal interpretation of wills and trust documents.
As a result of her experiences with the Commissioner of Accounts Office, Ms. Lucey has extensive knowledge of trusts and estates administration in Virginia, as well as a unique perspective on estate planning. Ms. Lucey draws on this background to provide trusts and estates services to clients, including both trust and estate planning and administration. Ms. Lucey also handles trust and estate litigation, such as breach of fiduciary duty claims, will contests, disputes arising during the trust and estate administration process, and disputes related to creditors of an estate or an estate beneficiary. Ms. Lucey coordinates with the firm’s corporate practice team to guide estates involving businesses or business interests through the administration or business succession process.
As a member of the Business Litigation and Unfair Business Practices teams, Ms. Lucey handles a broad variety of business disputes and claims. Ms. Lucey represents clients in both state courts and federal courts on matters ranging from business tort claims, such as business conspiracy claims and claims under the Virginia Uniform Trade Secrets Act, to commercial real estate disputes. She has substantial experience with motions practice, including motions to compel and motions to strike experts, as well as demurrers and pleas in bar. Ms. Lucey also supports the dispute side of the Government Contracts and Real Estate practice teams.
Ms. Lucey received her law degree from the George Mason University School of Law where she was actively involved in the Trial Advocacy Association and the Moot Court Board. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia.
Ms. Lucey is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, the Virginia Bar Association, and the Fairfax Bar Association.