- Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law - Indianapolis (J.D., 1978)
- Indiana University (B.S. with highest distinction, 1972)
- Civil Mediation Training (1992)
Kathleen G. Lucas
Kathleen Lucas is a partner in the Environmental Law and Administrative Law groups of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. Her practice is concentrated in environmental law, administrative law and general representation before state and federal agencies. Ms. Lucas was formerly Director of Legal Affairs for Indiana State Department of Health, where she assisted with the transfer of certain programs to the newly created Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) in the mid-1980s. Prior to that time, she served as a Deputy Attorney General representing numerous state agencies. She has participated in extensive recodification of environmental, health and administrative laws since 1985. She has served as an expert witness and advisor in state and federal court cases regarding the history of Indiana environmental law, Indiana administrative law procedures, and related issues. Ms. Lucas also serves as Trustee for the Evansville Greenway and Remediation Trust, which was created by Order of the United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Evansville Division (2004 to present). The Trust was awarded the 2011 National Environmental Excellence Award for Environmental Stewardship.
Honors / Awards
2012 Antoinette Dakin Leach Award, presented only when a worthy candidate exists by the Women and the Law Division of the Indianapolis Bar Association to honor an outstanding woman in the legal profession; 2012 Meritorious Service Award presented by Indiana Pork for service to the industry; 2011 National Environmental Excellence Award presented for work as Trustee for the former General Waste Products remediation; 2008 Indianapolis Influential Women Award; also named for multiple years among the Best Lawyers in America®; Indiana Super Lawyers®; Indiana's Leading Attorneys; Martindale-Hubbell A-V Rating, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.
Appearances / Publications
During her thirty-year legal career, Ms. Lucas has written dozens of articles and given countless presentations to professional groups, manufacturers, health care providers, business and agricultural leaders and educators. Her topics have included tips for working with state and federal agencies, compliance with environmental regulations, brownfields redevelopment, identifying and cleaning up contaminated property, risk management, environmental permits and enforcement, alternative dispute resolution, alcoholic beverage permitting, health and disease management, agricultural issues, and various other topics in relation to environmental and administrative law.
Her more recent publications and appearances include: "A Fighting Chance: Attorneys use procedure that helps give a fair review of agency decisions, including those dealing with environmental and regulatory affairs," Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Actionlines (February 2013); "Law School for Legislators," Indiana State Bar Association (2011, 2012); "Indiana Statutory Cost Recovery and Contribution for Environmental Cleanups," ISBA (November 2010); "Indiana Environmental Legislation," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (July 2009); "Indiana Administrative Law Update: Pointers, Pitfalls and Predictions," Indianapolis Bar Association (September 2008); "IDEM Oversight Fees: Are They Legally Authorized?" Indiana State Bar Association (Summer 2008); "Environmental Due Diligence and Restrictive Covenants," Indianapolis Bar Association (April 2008); "Environmental Liabilities & Fiduciary Responsibilities," Indiana State Bar Association Annual Meeting (October 2007); "Environmental Law for the General Practitioner: Environmental Law Ethics Update," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (2006).
Appointments / Memberships
Member: Indiana State Bar Association (Environmental Law Section Executive Council, Agricultural Law Sections and Governmental Practice); Indiana State Bar Association Environmental Law Section Legislative Committee (former chair); Indianapolis Bar Association; former member of City of Indianapolis' Brownfields Redevelopment Advisory Group; Indiana Brownfields Advisory Group; Office of Environmental Adjudication Workgroup on Rulemaking; Indiana Department of Environmental Management (Workgroups on Voluntary Remediation, Spill Reporting, RISC, Environmental Restrictive Covenants, Response Costs); Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Environmental Legislative Committee; Indiana Manufacturers Association Environmental Legislative Committee, Prairie Trails Club of Indiana.