Lucas Fykes

Associate
614.405.8716 | fykes@whitt-sturtevant.com

Overview

Lucas Fykes started his career in the energy industry as the Director of Operations for an Ohio-based energy consulting and brokerage firm specializing in electric and natural gas procurement for commercial, governmental, and residential clients. Lucas’s business experience enables him to develop practical solutions to complex legal and regulatory issues encountered by Firm clients.

Lucas earned his law degree from Brandeis School of Law in Louisville, Kentucky in 2016. He served as Articles Editor for the Journal of Animal and Environmental Law, competed in the National Environmental Moot Court Competition, and was chosen as the Donan Energy Fellow, where he assisted the Kentucky Energy and Environmental Cabinet in implementing state and federal energy policy. Lucas also served as a judicial extern to two trial judges in Kentucky’s 48th Judicial Circuit.

Following law school, Lucas went on to earn a Master of Laws in Energy Law from Vermont Law School. His post-graduate academic work focused on the legal, economic, and technical aspects of state and federal energy law and policy. In addition to hosting and leading a panel discussion of solar contracts for the Vermont Bar Association in 2016, Lucas also guided non-profits in implementing community solar programs.

Lucas joined Whitt Sturtevant in 2019 to further realize his passion for energy law and policy.

 

Education

  • Vermont Law School, LL.M (2017)
    • Obtained specialized legal, economic, and technical instruction in state and federal energy and environmental regulations, laws, and policy, with a focus on utility rate regulation, renewable energy development, grid reliability, and energy policy analysis
  • University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, J.D. (2016)
    • Junior Articles Editor and Assistant Articles Editor:​ ​Journal of Animal and Environmental Law
    • Junior Articles Editor and Assistant Articles Editor:​ ​Journal of Animal and Environmental Law
    • Fellow: ​Donan Energy Law Fellowship
    • Presenting Team Member​: Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition
    • Treasurer: ​Environmental Law and Land Use Society
  • Western Kentucky University, B.A. Economics (2012)

Admissions

  • Ohio