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Lucas Alejandro Cuéllar joined Disability Rights Maine in November of 2021 as a Staff Attorney and Advocate on the Protection and Advocacy for People with Developmental Disabilities and Developmental Services Advocates team.
Coming from a background of client-centered civil law practice, Lucas has worked for several years representing low-income people in Immigration matters, civil rights and discrimination cases, family law and civil protection orders and in other civil and administrative matters. Lucas is the co-founder of the Lavender Rights Project, Washington State’s only civil legal services and advocacy provider to serve the LGBTQAI+ community and people of Washington State. In Maine, Lucas represented low-income people in matters of Immigration and Nationality from through a solo practice.
Lucas is a 2014 graduate of the CUNY School of Law, and a 2009 graduate of the Evergreen State College.
Prior to entering the legal field, Lucas worked in the family business of film and video production at Catama Productions, and with various organizations in pursuit of anti-oppression, economic justice and social change. Lucas is fluent in Spanish and has a passion for languages, as well as photography, art and music.
“…there is no road, we make the road by walking…” Paulo Friere mis-quoting Antonio Machado