lucas-austinAustin M. Lucas is an Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Tahir Mella, P.C. focusing on immigration and criminal defense matters.  Austin has dedicated his legal career to helping those in need and brings this zeal to the clients of the Firm.  Austin understands the critical nature of both immigration and criminal proceedings and is dedicated to achieving the objectives of his clients through the most efficient legal processes.

Austin’s courtroom experience stems back to his tenure in law school when he represented indigent clients here in Philadelphia with the Defenders’ Association and on a pro-bono basis for Villanova’s Civil Justice Clinic.  Austin previously worked as a Judicial Fellow for the Honorable Ann Marie B. Coyle in the Court of Common Pleas.  With these experiences he brings a multi-faceted approach to his criminal defense litigation, both from the perspective of the client and also with useful insight from the Judiciary.

Austin graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University in 2011 and his Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law in 2014.  He is currently admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey.