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Attorney Cerid Lugar


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Originally from Northeast Ohio, Cerid Lugar obtained a B.S. in International Business Management from Tiffin University. From here, she went on to receive a J.D. from Liberty University School of Law in Lynchburg, Virginia. After working abroad in London, UK – where she also completed a post-graduate program at the London School of Economics and Political Science – she returned to Roanoke and founded Lugar Law PC in 2015.

Attorney Lugar strongly believes in providing her clients with the highest level of service. This is why, in addition to providing strong legal help, she responds as quickly as possible to phone calls and emails. She always has an eye on her clients? cases, and takes the steps necessary to ensure that she is available to answer any questions you may have.

She started the firm out of a desire to provide the community with experienced legal knowledge, and to ensure that people making their way through the legal system are treated with the highest level of respect.

Attorney Lugar?s practice areas include:

Professional Associations & Memberships

Employment Background

  • Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico, Associate, 2013 – 2015
  • Bank of England, Associate, 2009 – 2013
  • Kurdish Human Rights Project, Legal Intern, 2008 – 2009

Honors and Awards

  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, 2017
  • NCAA, Academic All-American, 2005
  • Delta Mu Delta, Academic Honors, 2004

Education

  • London School of Economics and Politics, Post Graduate, 2009
  • Cambridge, Advanced Work Study Certificate, 2008
  • Liberty University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2008
  • Tiffin University, Bachelor of Science, 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Solo Practicing, Virginia State Bar, 2016
  • Fourth Amendment, Supreme Court of Virginia, 2015
  • Search and Seizures, NORML Roanoke Chapter, 2015
  • ABA Negotiations Final Round, ABA Negotiations Tournament, 2015

Notable Verdicts / Settlements

  • Commonwealth v. Barringer, Outcome: reversed and expunged
  • Doe v. Commonwealth, Outcome: case expunged
  • Black v. Rhodes, Outcome: plaintiff verdict
  • Commonwealth v. Ewing, Outcome: Alford plea
  • Commonwealth v. Hodges, Outcome: overturned Circuit Court ruling

Publications

  • Post Byrd- Where are We Now, Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Champion Newsletter, 2018
  • Commonwealth v. Hodges, Court of Appeals of Virginia, 2015
  • The Use of Mediation in Construction Disputes, Technology Construction Court – England, 2009
  • Legal Review 15, Kurdish Human Rights Journal, 2009
  • Keen to Influence the World Before You Begin Practice?, Times Online, 2009
  • Beker v. Turkey: The Greater implications on Human Rights, KHRP Legal Journal, 2009