Lucas Self joined Caplin & Drysdale’s Washington, D.C. office as an Associate in the firm’s Complex Litigation and Bankruptcy practice groups in 2020.

Mr. Self advises individuals, corporations, and nonprofits on an array of litigation and bankruptcy matters. His practice centers on protecting the rights and interests of creditors in Chapter 11 cases and other bankruptcy cases involving substantial liabilities.


Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Self practiced litigation and bankruptcy at a national law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. From 2016 to 2017, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Carl E. Stewart of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and from 2017 to 2018 as a law clerk to the Honorable Brian A. Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. While in law school, Mr. Self was as a Board Member and Production Editor for the Louisiana Law Review.

Admissions & Education

Bar & Court Admissions
  • Louisiana
  • District of Columbia 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

J.D., Louisiana State University Law Center, 2016, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

B.A., Louisiana State University, 2013, summa cum laude

Recognitions & Noteworthy

Honors & Recognitions
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch­, 2024

Government Service

Law Clerk, Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana

Law Clerk, Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Intern, U.S. Attorney Office, Middle District of Louisiana

Legislative Affairs Intern, Office of U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Other Professional Affiliations

Younger Lawyer Division Board of Directors, New Orleans Federal Bar Association 2019 to 2020

Member, National LGBT Bar Association

Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

Newsroom & Publications

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