Judge Eric Z. Lucas was elected to the Snohomish County bench in 2004. He has been a life long resident of Snohomish County. In 1972 he graduated from Mariner High School, where he was elected and served as student body president. He attended Stanford University as a creative writing major and was a member of the Stanford Writer’s Workshop. He is a graduate of the University of Washington as an english literature major. In 1986 he received his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prior to being elected to the Snohomish County Superior Court Bench he served as an Administrative Appeals Judge for the Boards of the Environmental Hearing Office(EHO). In this capacity he authored numerous opinions in addition to being a certified mediator. He mediated a number of cases before the EHO. Judge Lucas served the City of Langley in the capacity of City Attorney from 1990 to 2002. From 2000 to 2002, during his tenure, he held the positions of City Administrator, City Attorney, and Prosecutor. Judge Lucas began his legal career as a criminal division Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County (1986-1989). During his professional career, Judge Lucas served Snohomish County Superior Court as a Pro Tem Judge from 1999 through 2002. He is a member of the court committees: Drug Court, Juvenile Operations, and Finance.
Judge Lucas and his wife Beth have a family of four boys.