Graves Garrett, LLC
Lucinda Luetkemeyer is a partner with Graves Garrett LLC. She represents individuals and companies in a wide range of litigation, including high-stakes criminal and civil investigations and complex commercial matters. She has represented clients in investigations involving state and federal campaign finance law, the False Claims Act, anti-bribery laws, criminal tax matters, and fraud. In addition to ongoing investigations, Lucinda also counsels clients on related disclosure and regulatory issues and helps conduct internal investigations to assess potential liability before the government becomes involved.
Lucinda has advised clients facing investigations conducted by civil and criminal divisions of the Department of Justice, various U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and the Federal Elections Commission, as well as by state agencies, state attorneys general, and congressional investigative committees. She regularly counsels clients on compliance with state and federal ethics and campaign finance laws, with experience advising candidates for state and federal office, statewide officials, members of Congress, political committees, and non-profits.
Lucinda previously served as counsel to the governor of Missouri, where she advised the state’s executive branch on an array of legal issues, including the constitutionality of legislation, executive orders, vetoes, appointments, federal initiatives, and disaster declarations. In addition, she managed the governor’s judicial appointments process, overseeing the appointment of nearly forty judges to Missouri trial and appellate courts. Lucinda led a team of lawyers who advised on criminal justice issues, including executions and requests for pardons and executive clemency.
In her prior role, Lucinda conducted internal investigations and developed administration-wide policies involving open records laws, ethics, and compliance, coordinated the response of executive agencies to investigations and enforcement actions, and oversaw and managed major litigation in conjunction with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office.
In addition to her practice advising clients interacting with the government, Lucinda represents clients in complex civil litigation and appellate matters. She has experience in all stages of litigation, from conducting discovery to serving as trial counsel.
After graduating first in her class at the University of Missouri School of Law, Lucinda clerked for Judge Duane Benton at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Before law school, Lucinda graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri with degrees in news-editorial journalism and political science.
A native of southwest Missouri, Lucinda lives in Parkville with her husband, Tony.