We’re a boutique eDiscovery and legal data firm. We were founded in 2022 by longtime colleagues to provide a higher level of service and uncompromised quality. Our goal was simple, to build the kind of company we can be proud to work for. 

Lucent founders are lifelong experts with decades of experience.

Lucent is an agile firm built on  experience and expertise. Our founders are supported by a team of subject matter experts, technologists, and project managers all committed to providing superior results.


Jud Holt, CEO

Jud is a respected industry leader with over 25 years of experience in the eDiscovery space. For most of that time Jud worked as a service provider, with roles as chief operations officer, VP of sales, and CEO. After all this time in the technology space, Jud has come to believe that the most important lesson in business is protecting and promoting your most important assets – the people themselves. 

Outside of work, Jud and his wife have been chasing their children to soccer and volleyball tournaments all over the western United States, which he loves. It combines his two favorite things, sports and his kids. 

Patricia Gardner, COO

Patricia brings her unique experience in both the legal and tecnlology spaces to the forefront of her profession. Leading a dynamic team of industry leading professionals covering all aspects of the eDiscovery life cycle including forensics and project management, data management and analysis, managed review, production, etc.

Stagnant is not a word that most people would apply to Patricia. Just because we’ve always done it this way doesn’t mean that there isn’t a better way to do it. Conversely, just because we can do something doesn’t mean that we should. Patricia’s focus is the big picture and forward thinking.

Core Beliefs

In a word, clarity. In three more words, flexibility, expertise, & service.

How you do something is how you do everything. That’s a cornerstone belief at Lucent. In this era, many of the larger firms delegate a substantial portion of their workload to junior employees, and it shows. We don’t do that. Lucent distinguishes itself by adhering to a philosophy that values every detail of every matter, regardless of its scale. We’ve found that when you add up the attention paid to all the small things, that’s what ends up making a big difference.

We don’t do bureaucracy. We do clarity. That means there’s nothing between our clients and our talent. Every project at Lucent is supported by a senior team member. By eliminating unnecessary layers, we streamline communication and decision-making, which fosters an environment where our clients can engage with us seamlessly. We focus on efficiency, responsiveness, and a straightforward approach to meeting our clients’ needs.

Our Clients 

Most of our clients don’t particularly like to be splashed on the pages of their vendors’ websites. We understand. Lucent works with clients in the Fortune 500 and Amlaw 200, as well as some smaller firms. Typically, our clients are very experienced in the space, they have worked with some of the world’s largest providers and they’re looking for something different or, in their words, something better.


We have successfully completed multiple engagements with Fortune 500 companies, working both with internal legal departments and outside counsel.

Some of our most solid relationships are with Amlaw 200 firms, relationships that go back years and sometimes decades.  

Key Metrics

Sometimes we like to do things a little differently. Here’s something you probably haven’t seen before – key metrics in fun animated numbers. 

Years of experience from Lucent founders
Terabytes of data currently under management
Successful engagements completed in 2023
Number of titanium screws in founder's bodies

Headquartered in California, serving clients around the world.