Lucas Lanasa

Lucas Lanasa


J.D., Florida State University College of Law, cum laude

B.S., University of Florida

Lucas “Luke” Lanasa is an associate for Smith Hawks focusing his practice on civil litigation. Luke was born and raised in Key West and has returned home with more than a decade of experience in the public and private sectors and a broad background in litigation.

Prior to joining Smith Hawks, Mr. Lanasa operated his own firm in Tallahassee, Florida and focused his practice on state and federal litigation, including complex employment discrimination, contract, business, and real estate litigation. His time as a solo practitioner honed his ability to learn quickly, adapt seamlessly, maximize efficiency, develop relationships, and leverage those relationships to achieve optimal results for the firm’s clients.

Recent Representations

  • Representation of business owner in anticipation and avoidance of involuntary corporate dissolution action threatened by minority shareholder.
  • Representation of business owner in negotiations, contracting, and sale of private corporation.
  • Representation of buyer/business owner in breach of contract action alleged by seller/former owner.
  • Representation of property owners in landlord/tenant matters.
  • Representation of employer/business owner in EEOC proceedings related to employment discrimination complaint raised by former employee.
  • Representation of businesses in construction bond litigation.


  • Florida State Bar, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2012

Community Leadership

  • Tallahassee Adventure Club (Children’s Non-Profit) General Counsel (2016 – 2021)
  • Patriotic Partners of North Florida (Veteran’s Non-Profit) Board Member (2015 - 2018)