Leonard L. Lucchi, EsquirePrincipal
Leonard L. Lucchi is a registered lobbyist who represents business owners, trade groups, and local governments before the Maryland General Assembly and the United States Congress. Mr. Lucchi’s scope of representation includes lobbying, tracking pending or proposed legislative activities and analyzing the effects of those pieces of legislation on client matters, drafting legislation, organizing and mobilizing coalitions in support or opposition to pending or proposed legislation, effectively utilizing media outlets to support client initiatives, and testifying on behalf of clients before various legislative committees.
During his thirty years as a legislative advocate, Mr. Lucchi has helped to shape legislation on behalf of his business and corporate clients that creates or enhances the marketplace for their goods and services. For example, Mr. Lucchi persuaded the Maryland General Assembly to pass a law requiring the installation of carbon-monoxide detectors in new residential construction. The passage of this bill created a new market for his client, a major manufacturer of carbon monoxide detectors. In addition to his representation of business owners, Mr. Lucchi has represented trade groups such as solar power manufacturers, mobile home park owners, and food delivery franchisees and has helped to guide them through the legislative process.
Mr. Lucchi has also proven himself to be an accomplished advocate for County and City governments. As a former Director of Legislative Affairs for the Prince George’s County Government, Mr. Lucchi is experienced in planning, managing, and implementing a legislative agenda with elected and appointed officials. In that position, Mr. Lucchi represented various County departments and agencies in order to advance their legislative goals. Mr. Lucchi is also the former County Attorney for Prince George’s County, and he utilizes his hands-on local government experience to advise and implement resourceful legislative plans for his clients. Additionally, he served as the County’s Chief Labor Negotiator.
Mr. Lucchi serves as counsel to the Redevelopment Authority for Prince George's County, the Board of Education for Prince George's County, and the Democratic Central Committee for Prince George's County.
Mr. Lucchi served as the President of the Maryland Government Relations Association and President of the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce. He served two terms on the Board of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Lucchi is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Lucchi enjoys giving back to his community by serving on the Board of Community Youth Advance and the L.E.A.R.N. Foundation.
Juris Doctor, University of Maryland School of Law, (1983)
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, (1980)
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. Supreme Court
- Registered lobbyist with the Maryland State Ethic Commission
- Board Member, Community Youth Advance
- Past President, Maryland Government Relations Association
- Past President, Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce
- Former Member, Local Government Article Review Committee (Appointed by House Speaker and Senate President)
- Past Board Member, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
- Board Member and Counsel, Landover Educational, Athletic, and Recreational Nonprofit Foundation (L.E.A.R.N.)
- Volunteer of the Year, National Capital YMCA
- Honorary Life Member, Fraternal Order of Police
- President’s Award, Prince George’s County Bar Association
- Named as a Washington, D.C. Superlawyer in superlawyers.com
- Named as a Maryland Superlawyer, Baltimore Magazine
- Over 30 years experience in the areas of administrative law, labor relations and government relations.
- Serves as pro bono counsel for the Landover Educational Athletic and Recreational Nonprofit Foundation and the Bowie Community Media Corporation.
- Author of the state law that guaranteed Prince George’s County a minimum level of school construction aid for seven years.
- Author of a chapter in the college textbook, Winning Elections: Political Campaign Management, Strategy and Tactics (M. Evans & Co. 2003).
Principal; O'Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, P.A., Calverton, Maryland (September 2006 to Present)
Represents corporate, coalition and association clients before county and municipal governments, state agencies, the Maryland General Assembly, and the United States Congress. Serves as Counsel to the Board of Education for Prince George's County
Of Counsel, Fossett and Brugger, Chartered, Greenbelt, Maryland (2004 – 2006)
Represented clients before the Maryland General Assembly and the United States Congress and in collective bargaining negotiations.
Counsel for Labor Negotiations and Legislative Affairs Prince George’s County Government, Largo, Maryland (2003 – 2004)
Served as the County Executive’s representative for both labor relations and representation before the Maryland General Assembly; planned and managed County’s legislative agenda including state budget requests, county-specific legislation, and broad statewide policy goals; represented the County in collective bargaining negotiations with 14 separate bargaining units representing 2/3 of the county government workforce.
County Attorney, Prince George’s County Government, Upper Marlboro, Maryland (2002)
Managed the Office of Law consisting of 35 attorneys and support staff; represented the county government and its agencies before state and federal courts and administrative agencies; provided counsel and advice to county government agencies and departments; served as General Counsel to the Redevelopment Authority and the Revenue Authority; served as co-chair of the Risk Management Fund Executive Committee; served as interpreter of the Zoning Code; oversaw the work of the Contract Transit Counsel.
Director of Legislative Affairs, Prince George’s County Government, Annapolis, Maryland (1995 – 2002)
Planned, managed and implemented County’s statewide and local legislative agenda with elected and appointed officials as a member of the County Executive’s Cabinet and Senior Staff; established and nurtured connections throughout the County’s departments and agencies and appropriate constituencies to advance the statewide and local agendas; monitored legislation and regulations in state government; supervised staff of legislative analysts and advocates; monitored and took positions on council bills, resolutions, and zoning ordinances.
Partner, Wolman & Lucchi, Upper Marlboro, Maryland (1988 – 1994)
Served as chief lobbyist for the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police, Maryland Association of Parole and Probation Agents; Maryland Correctional Officers Association and other entities; represented various clients in a general practice firm with emphasis on representation of public safety labor organizations and their members in administrative matters, collective bargaining negotiations, state and federal court matters, and corporate matters.
Attorney, Wolman, Gushee and Newman, Upper Marlboro, MD (1983 – 1988)
Represented various clients in a general practice firm with emphasis in representation of public safety labor organizations and their members.