Elaine E. Lukic

Elaine E. Lukic


Former Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Prosecutor; 17 years experience criminal law; “high rate of acquittals/dismissals” for domestic violence cases.  Nationally recognized for her work in domestic violence defense, and has obtained acquittals/dismissals in several high profile sex assault cases.  Listed in:  Who’s Who in Top U.S. Criminal Defense Attorneys; Who’s Who in American Criminal Lawyers;  book award, Trial Workshop, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Dec. 1996; book award, Advanced Trial Workshop, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, May 1997.   Referenced by SEC in development of new regulations, “Money Laundering in the Securities Industry,”  published dissertation Georgetown University Law Center, 1997.  Author, “Intradiction and U.S. Drug Policy in International  Marijuana  Cases.” Georgetown University Law Center, 1998. Moot Court, Law Review, Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Registered Investment Advisor; ADV, SEC, Alexandria, Virginia October 1989. New York, New York Series G-S; NYSE, June 1986; S-63, Interest Rate Options S-5; S-24, General Securities Principal, Nov. 1988.  Former Vice President, Merrill, Lynch, New York.  Associate Vice President, Shearson, American Express,  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Recommended  by  Equal Justice Foundation, DVmen.org.  Former Prosecutor, domestic violence/ sex assault,  Federal grant under Federal  Violence  Against Women Act. Experienced in DEA forfeiture cases, felony drug cases.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Felony and Misdemeanor
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2015
  • Colorado, 1998
  • New York, 2007
  • Pennsylvania, 2013


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. cum laude - 1997
    • Honors: Deans List, Certificate of Merit Award, Trial Workshop
    • Honors: Certificate of Merit Award, Advanced Trial Workshop
    • Honors: Moot Court
    • Honors: Recipient: Book Award, Trial Workshop, December 1996
    • Honors: Book Award, Advanced Trial Workshop, May 1997
  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • L.L.M. - 2002
    • Major: Taxation
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • LL.M. - 1998
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Securities Regulations and Criminal Procedure
    • Law Review: Georgetown University Law School, Dissertation, 1997
    • Law Review: "Money Laundering in the Securities Industry," Georgetown Law School thesis, 1998

Published Works

  • Author: "Intradiction and US Drug Policy in International Marijuana Cases." Exhaustive and successful criminal trial experience, reverse/sentences, Georgetown University Law School, May 1998

Honors and Awards

  • Top Criminal Attorney, American Legal Institute, 2016
  • Top 10 Criminal Lawyers US, American Legal Institute, 2015
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2015
  • Top 10 Best Client Satisfaction, DUI, American Institute of DWI Attorneys, 2016
  • Top 25 Criminal Lawyers, Criminal Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Lead Counsel Award, Lead Counsel 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, The National Trial Lawyers 2016
  • DWI/DUI conference training, CoPD, 2012,13,14,15,16, 2013 - Present
  • NHSA Instructor, SPST Certification, Lance Platt, Phd & Assoc., 2005
  • NHTSA Drug Evaluation Expert DRE Certification, Lance Platt PhD & Assoc., 1999
  • Recipient, Federal grant under Federal Violence Against Women Act
  • National College for DUI Defense, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Palm Beach County Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Teen Challenge 180 Rehabilitation Board of Directors
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Alternative Defense Counsel
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Continental Divide Bar Association
  • Eastern Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce