Lucas Van Arsdale of Johnston Van Arsdale Martin JVAM
Lucas Van Arsdale – Partner

Lucas is a founding partner at Johnston Van Arsdale Martin. Primarily working out of the firm’s Aspen office, Lucas maintains a multifaceted transactional and litigation practice focusing on business and real-estate law. He has extensive civil-litigation experience in a variety of legal matters, particularly in business and real-estate disputes. That litigation experience provides valuable perspective to his transactional practice, helping structure transactions to avoid pitfalls that often lead to litigation. 

Lucas’ experience with real estate transactions in Aspen and throughout the Roaring Fork Valley includes the purchase and sale of residential, ranch, and commercial real estate. He also represents both landlords and tenants in negotiating commercial and residential leases and lease-purchase agreements. Within the area of business transactions, Lucas focuses on corporate structure and formation (articles of incorporation, corporate bylaws, partnership and LLC operating agreements, business acquisitions, and asset purchase agreements), construction contracts, contractor agreements, service contracts, etc. His business clients appreciate his practicality, efficiency, and articulacy. 

Lucas was appointed by the President of the Colorado Senate to the Judicial Performance Commission for the Ninth Judicial District. A proud father of two girls, when he’s not busy wrangling toddlers he enjoys skiing, mountain biking and hunting

Education & Admissions 


University of Colorado Law School (2010 J.D.) 

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2002 B.A.) 


State of Colorado (2010) 

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado (2011) 

U.S. Supreme Court 

U.S. Bankruptcy Court 

U.S. Tax Court 

Honors & Activities 


Appointed by the President of the Colorado Senate to the Judicial Performance Commission for the Ninth Judicial District 

American Bar Association 

Colorado Bar Association 

9th Judicial District, Bar Association 

Roaring Fork Leadership Academy (2011-2012)