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Paul J. Lukas

Paul J. Lukas

Nichols Kaster, PLLP

Minneapolis, MN, USA


Paul J. Lukas's aggressive and creative litigation strategies enable him to successfully represent his clients. Paul has been recognized by his peers as one of the "Top 40 Employment Law Lawyers" in Minnesota and is consistently named to the Super Lawyers list. Courageous and persistent, Paul is a committed advocate for employee and consumer's rights.
 
Having tried nearly fifty cases, Paul is also a trial veteran with proven results. Early in his career, Paul tried a wide variety of criminal cases, including the nationally renowned State v. Porter case. Winning that case at the Minnesota Supreme Court, Paul helped set the standard for prosecutorial misconduct in criminal cases. After honing his trial skills in the criminal arena, Paul focused his practice on employment litigation, obtaining favorable verdicts for employees in overtime, age, race, national origin, sex discrimination, sex harassment, whistleblower, sexual assault, retaliation, and minority shareholder cases. Paul is a member of Nichols Kaster's National Class and Collective Action Litigation Team and the firm's Consumer Class Action Team. Paul is currently litigating numerous wage and hour and consumer class and collective actions. He has represented thousands of employees and consumers in these practice areas.
 
Paul's energy and charisma have made him a nationally recognized lecturer on topics such as wage and hour law, employment law, and civil litigation strategies.

EDUCATION
J.D. William Mitchell College of Law, 1991
B.A. St. John's University, 1988

ADMISSIONS
Minnesota Supreme Court
New York Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court - District of Colorado
U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court - Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court - District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court - Western District of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court - Western District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin

PUBLICATIONS
Co-Editor to the Wage and Hour Handbook: Federal and Minnesota. MN CLE, Inc. (2011).

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