Alex Lancaster is an experienced attorney who has been active in public service and professional development activities since graduating from law school in 1971. After graduating from West Virginia University Law School, he entered private practice in West Virginia, and then served in the United States Air Force as a Captain and Judge Advocate, and in the European Command as the area defense counsel for all Navy, Army, and Air Force personnel assigned to Greece, receiving the Air Force Commendation Medal for his service.
From 1975 through 1980, Mr. Lancaster was a member of a large law firm in Sarasota, Florida, representing major employers and insurance companies in civil litigation, personal injury, wrongful death and workers’ compensation. In 1980, he started the present firm of Lancaster & Eure, P.A., which has grown into the premier law firm of Southwest Florida representing injured and disabled persons in workers’ compensation, personal injury, automobile and trucking accidents, Social Security disability claims, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, workplace discrimination, wage and hour disputes, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, and products liability cases.
Mr. Lancaster was admitted to practice before the West Virginia Supreme Court in 1971, the U.S. Court of Military Appeals in 1972, and The Florida Bar and Supreme Court in 1973. He is also admitted before the U .S. Middle District Court of Florida, both the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, and the United States Supreme Court.
He is an active member of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Sarasota and Manatee County Bar Associations, and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Florida Workers’ Advocates, which spends many hours helping to ensure claimants are represented in pending legislation before the Florida legislature as well as the appellate courts of Florida.
In addition to his career activities, Mr. Lancaster is a long-standing member of the Downtown Sarasota Kiwanis Club and the Greater Sarasota Sertoma Club, volunteering countless hours each year in community events. He has coached girls’ and boys’ basketball teams and helps other youth groups whenever possible.
Mr. Lancaster constantly stays abreast of changing law relating to injuries and disabilities. He attends numerous Florida Bar and other sponsored seminars in these areas, and is a frequent lecturer at many of the seminars.
Mr. Lancaster is married to Marlene Lancaster and is the proud father of three adult children and grandfather of one grandson. He and his family enjoy spending time on the water fishing and trawling. He is always in the middle of a good book and enjoys playing bridge.