Born and raised in Iowa, Luke graduated with honors from Iowa State University and earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in New York. His early legal experience includes work as an intern for United States District Court Judge Ann D. Montgomery and a clerkship for Chief Justice Russell A. Anderson of the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Luke is also a former litigation associate at Faegre & Benson (now Faegre Baker Daniels), where he represented Fortune 500 companies in complex, multistate litigation.
Luke joined the firm in 2011 and now leads cases involving complex business law, lawsuits, and intellectual property. He also assists clients with business formation, contracts, and negotiations. He practices in both state and federal courts.
Luke has extensive experience in litigation involving business law, contracts, fiduciary duties, unfair trade practices, defamation, fraud, RICO violations, trademark infringement, Trade Secrets Act violations, and business ownership disputes. He has earned victories for his clients via motion practice, negotiations, favorable settlements, and at trial.
Luke lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons. He believes that he serves his clients most effectively when he makes responding to their needs, questions, and concerns his number one priority.
Primary Practice Areas
Complex Business Litigation
Columbia University School of Law, New York, New York, Juris Doctor of Law, 2005
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, Bachelor of Arts, English Literature and Philosophy, 2001
Bar & Court Admissions
Minnesota Supreme Court
Minnesota Court of Appeals
Minnesota State District Courts
United States District Court, District of Minnesota
Minnesota State Bar
Primary editor, Minnesota Chapter of the Aspen Tort Law Desk Reference, 2007-2009 editions
Co-author, Federal Preemption 2007: The Impact of Lohr, Buckman and the FDA Preamble, Minnesota State Bar Association CLE, May 2007
Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
Faegre & Benson, LLP, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Briggs & Morgan, LLP, St. Paul, Minnesota
Chief Justice Russell A. Anderson, Minnesota Supreme Court, St. Paul, Minnesota
The Honorable Ann D. Montgomery, United States District Court, District of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nyemaster, Goode, West, Hansell & O’Brien, Des Moines, Iowa
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Pro Bono, Civic & Charitable Activities
Represent pro bono clients in child-custody and child-protection proceedings
Practice-group organizer for Legal Aid’s Hour of Sharing Campaign