Spencer Lucas was named one of California’s Five Associates to Watch by the legal publication the Daily Journal in its annual Top 20 Under 40 issue.
In recognizing Spencer for the honor, the publication cites to the more than $50,000,000 in verdicts that he has obtained in recent jury trials. Since 2013, he has obtained three eight-figure jury verdicts at trial, including two in trials in which he served as lead counsel.
On July 16, 2013, Spencer obtained a $19,466,000 jury verdict in the Los Angeles Superior Court for a man and his wife after the man suffered catastrophic injuries when he was hit by a truck while riding his motorcycle. (Zastawnik v. Aspulundh Construction Co.)
On September 16, 2013, Spencer obtained a $17,120,662 jury verdict in the Los Angeles Superior Court for an 85-year-old man who was hit by a Southland Transit Inc. bus while he was lawfully walking in a crosswalk in Baldwin Park, California. (Huayanca v. Southland Transit, Inc.)
On May 6, 2014, Spencer obtained a $15,313,703 jury verdict in the Alameda Superior Court for a woman and her daughter after the woman suffered a broken back while riding on an Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (“AC Transit”) bus being driven recklessly by an AC Transit employee. This is the largest known jury verdict against AC Transit. Spencer was responsible for the entire preparation of the case and was second chair at trial to Brian Panish.