Lucia has dedicated her career to helping people and companies navigate the complex world of litigation.

Lucia M. Mercurio

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Lucia has dedicated her career to helping people and companies navigate the complex world of litigation.

Lucia started the practice of law in 1989 at the well-regarded firm of Faulkner & Boyce, PC in the town of New London, Connecticut. While at Faulkner & Boyce, Lucia honed her skills as a trial lawyer and conducted depositions, mediations, arbitrations, and jury trials in cases from car wrecks with minor injuries to complex products litigation matters. 

In 1996, Lucia joined her former colleague and formed a partnership that focused on injury matters and branched out into employment matters and other general litigation matters representing individuals and business entities.

In 2009, after 20 years of practice, Lucia decided to leave the practice of law and pursue teaching and other interests. 

After moving to the Outer Banks in 2018, Lucia joined Rose Harrison Gilreath & Powers in 2020 as a legal assistant in the litigation department. Having returned to the law, Lucia decided to pursue licensure as an attorney in North Carolina and was admitted to practice on November 18, 2022.

Not only does Lucia bring her valuable litigation experience to our firm, but she also speaks Spanish and offers members of our Latino community the ability to discuss their issues in their native language.

Lucia is the granddaughter of Italian immigrants. She received her B.A, magna cum laude, in English and Spanish from Fairfield University. She attended the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she served on the Law Review and graduated with honors. Lucia was admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut in 1989, where she is currently on retired status.  She is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and the State of North Carolina.

Lucia has argued before the Supreme Courts of the States of Connecticut and Rhode Island.  She has tried cases in state and federal courts across Connecticut. Lucia is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association.


Lucia is a member of Coastal Family Church where she is always active in a Bible Study either as a participant or as a facilitator. Lucia has two grown sons (one of whom took his first steps on the beaches of the Outer Banks). Lucia’s passion is helping others. When given a chance, Lucia spends time reading Scripture, connecting with family and friends, and crafting.