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Steven M. Lucas is an associate attorney with Cunningham, Vogel & Rost, P.C. He represents the firm’s municipal clients in general municipal issues, land use matters, and other municipal practice areas. Steven currently serves as City Attorney for the cities of Gerald and St. James, Missouri.


Prior to joining the firm, Steven was actively involved as a public official in the development and implementation of a $10 million downtown revitalization project in the Kansas City area using a pedestrian-friendly design to improve the quality of the built environment in order to support community health and safety, catalyze economic development, and promote environmental sustainability.  Steven served as a Planning Commissioner and as an elected Council member for the City of Mission, Kansas.  He also served as an intern for the Office of the City Attorney in Kansas City, Missouri.


Steven received his B.S. in Education and his Master of Urban Planning (M.U.P) from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.  Steven earned his J.D. degree, with an emphasis in Urban, Land Use and Environmental Law, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. 

The Missouri Bar

The Kansas Bar

American Planning Association, Missouri Chapter

Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association

APA Missouri Legislative Committee, Member

Community Development Committee, Chairman

Downtown District Task Force, Chairman

Finance and Administration Committee, Member

Steering Committee for Regional Development - Northeast Johnson County, Member





Fundamentals of Land Use, Municipal Officials Training Academy, 2018

Areas of Emphasis for Courts in Planning and Zoning, APA Missouri State Conference, 2017

Regulatory Takings and Exactions, Municipal Officials Training Academy, 2017

Planning and Zoning: Basics, Hot Topics, and Practical Tips, Municipal Officials Training Academy, 2016

Regulating the Traditional Public Forum & Annual Update of Missouri Land Use Cases, Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association, 2016 Eminent Domain and the Condemnation Process, Municipal Officials Training Academy, 2016

Annual Update of Supreme Court and Missouri Land Use Cases, Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association, 2015












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