Lucas Wohlford

Partner

  • Lucas Wohlford
  • Phone: +1 214 257 7214
    Fax: +1 214 853 5271

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    100 Crescent Court, Suite 1200
    Dallas, TX 75201

Lucas (Luke) Wohlford is an experienced trial attorney who has spent his career representing individuals, family-owned businesses, and publicly and privately held companies in a wide range of commercial disputes. Mr. Wohlford focuses his practice in the areas of corporate and fiduciary litigation, complex contract litigation, product liability, antitrust and class action litigation. In addition to his trial practice, he frequently handles post-trial proceedings and appeals in state and federal courts. As a former law clerk for a federal appellate judge, he brings unique perspective and experience to his appellate work. Outside the courtroom, Mr. Wohlford advises corporate clients on a variety of matters, including contract negotiation, risk avoidance and mitigation, and regulatory compliance and investigations. He understands the significant costs and burdens of litigation, and works with his clients in developing strategies to avoid litigation whenever possible.

Mr. Wohlford is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law, where he was note and comment editor of the Kansas Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif. He is also a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation

Admissions

  • Texas
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 2009
    - Note and Comment Editor, Kansas Law Review
    - Order of the Coif
  • University of Kansas, B.A., 2005
    - Phi Beta Kappa

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2021-present
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
    - Partner, 2018-2021
  • Crowe & Dunlevy PC
    - Director, 2017-2018
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
    - Partner, 2017
    - Associate, 2011-2012, 2015-2017
  • Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy Chtd.
    - Associate, 2012-2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
    - Law Clerk to the Hon. Deanell Reece Tacha, 2009-2011

Professional Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
    - Former chair, Antitrust and Business Litigation Section

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2017-2021

  • D Magazine, Best Lawyers in Dallas under 40, 2018

Selected Publications

  • Co-Author, “Now a Toothless Tiger: The Revised Kansas Restraint of Trade Act,” Kansas Association for Justice Journal, November 2013

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Diving Deeper in COVID-19 Class Actions,” Barnes & Thornburg LLP Webinar, April 29, 2020

  • Presenter, “DOJ’s Updated Criteria and Incentives for an Effective Compliance Program and Antitrust Leniency Considerations,” H&R Block Corporate Headquarters, Kansas City, Missouri, November 21, 2019

  • Moderator, “Antitrust in the Amazon Era: The New Brandeis Movement, Consumer Welfare, and the Future of Antitrust Theory,” State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, June 13, 2019

  • Presenter, “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of the Legal Market,” Association of Corporate Counsel Oklahoma Chapter, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, September 28, 2018

  • Presenter, “The First People’s Party Government on Earth: Kansas Populism in the 1890’s,” Free State Festival, Lawrence, Kansas, June 28, 2014