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Michael T. Lucey


(415) 576-1125
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San Francisco
275 Battery Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94111


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1981

  • Hastings Law Journal

B.A., Economics, Stanford University, 1977


American College of Trial Lawyers

American Board of Trial Advocates

Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,

The Best Lawyers in America© distinction in Employment Law - Management and Litigation - Labor & Employment (2014-2020)

Super Lawyers® distinction in Employment Litigation Defense and Employment & Labor (2004-2019, Law & Politics)

Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers® (Law & Politics, 2010 and 2012)

Top Employment Defense Practices in Northern California (The Recorder, 2012)

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

Mike Lucey began his legal career at Gordon & Rees in 1980, and has been a partner in the San Francisco office since 1987. Mr. Lucey served as firm wide Managing Partner from 1998 to 2006, where he led Gordon & Rees through a transition from a regional law firm to a national platform.

Mr. Lucey started the Employment Group at Gordon & Rees, which is now the largest firm-wide practice group. For over 30 years he has specialized in employment law and related litigation and has obtained defense verdicts in numerous cases involving discrimination, harassment and retaliation under Title VII, FEHA, ADA, FMLA, and B&P Code Sec. 17200. Mr. Lucey also advises management on compliance with employment laws, including the investigation and evaluation of internal complaints of harassment and discrimination. He is also outside employment counsel to several Bay Area law firms, to whom he provides employment advice.

Mr. Lucey is one of the most experienced trial lawyers at Gordon & Rees. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the American Board of Trial Advocates, the premier legal associations of trial lawyers in America and the world.  Fellowship in these associations is extended by invitation only to experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. 


  • California
  • U.S. District Courts, California


  • American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTC)
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) (Past President; Past Chairman of the Board of Directors)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) (Past Board of Directors)
  • Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ) (Past Board of Directors)
  • Association of Defense Counsel (ADCNC) (Past Board of Directors)
  • Legal Aid Society of San Francisco (Past Board of Directors)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)