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Luke Davis Durham

Personal injury Attorney at Knoxville, TN

4.8   45 reviews

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About Luke

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Luke Durham is a full-service attorney, dedicated to serving each client's particular needs.  He provides quality service on a personal level.  Luke can service any legal need, at any level.

Licensed for 11 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 01/17/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Luke

Brock Shipe Klenk, PLC
265 Brookview Centre Way
Suite 604
Knoxville, TN, 37919

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by JJ | February 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top-Shelf Attorney. Hire A.S.A.P. 100/100
Previous reviews speak volumes of this man's skills and concern for cases he upholds. He has turned a bleak and dreary, nearly irredeemable case into a hopeful, salvageable one. Without going into too many details, I had to change attorneys and dump their mess onto Luke's shoulders. He had very little time to make adjustments and to absorb the case. This did not deter mister Durham. He took it upon himself to visit places handfuls of hundreds of miles away (out of state) so that he could 'paint a picture' and get the information he needed. He did the work you would expect a phenomenal attorney to do. No stone was left unturned, no possibilities or options had gone unconsidered. He did his absolute best, and hardest work for me. My best interests were - and still are - in his heart. This is why he is my attorney, and why he should also be yours.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Always Prompt
Mr. Durham was quick to look into our case and begin proceedings. He was always prompt in responding to any emails, even on weekends, and was always patient to explain verbiage and rights.
Posted by Debbie | February 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Luke represented us in a complexed litigation. He was very responsive to all questions and concerns. Handled the case to get it settled in a timely fashion. Highly recommend him for all your legal matters.
Posted by Marlana | February 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best around!!!
Luke has been my lawyer for almost over a year now and I must say he is THE REAL DEAL!! He is not only consistent with communication, he is professional, a straight shooter and will go above and beyond to make sure you are taken very well care of and things are done THE RIGHT WAY! He is very organized, and his attention to detail is amazing on your case no matter the importance of it. His goal is to WIN YOUR CASE, and I can say he did just that for me personally without me having to stress or jump through hoops. I would highly recommend him to any and every body. He is for sure a 10/10!!
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Posted by Douglas | February 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Negotiator
Luke represented my extended family in a civil matter. He was able to get six very different personalities to finally agree on a course of action, which really showcased his ability to negotiate.
Posted by Steven | August 6, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Aggressive and Professional
I have worked with Luke for several years. I've always been impressed with his work ethic and dependability. He is a very knowledgable, aggressive, and professional attorney. He takes his profession very seriously. I recommend people to Luke every chance I get.
Posted by Sheila A. Timm, Ph.D. | August 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Service and Great Legal Advocate
Luke Durham, Esq. has been my attorney, and my family's, for several years. Luke has helped us with personal and professional legal needs and always exceeded our expectations. What I personally admire about Luke includes; his legal expertise, professionalism, ability to listen and understand a client’s needs, prompt service and prompt response to emails or phone messages. I highly recommend Luke for anyone needing legal services and I am confident that once you meet Luke, you will consider him your attorney for future needs. Sheila A. Timm, Ph.D.
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Posted by Theresa | August 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Communicator. Follows through as needed. Listens Well.
At present Luke is working on two cases for me. From the onset he listened attentively, has an enthusiastic, optimistic personality, tempered with sound judgement based on his legal expertise and does further research as needed. He has a no nonsense approach. He took action decisively and quickly. As needed he may be changing the strategy due to extenuating circumstances and is clearly prepared to do so. I appreciate that he is open to my input, valued it utilizing a couple of my ideas based on my research, thus making for a harmonious relationship. He is perceptive and non-judgmental. He has been able to discern the opposition's deception and is taking decisive action as needed. He is forthright and follows through. He is responsive, returns calls and/or responds to emails in a timely manner. I am optimistic that both cases will end successfully with his expertise.
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Posted by Brian | August 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got the job done
Luke was contacted to help me in a civil matter to acquire a judgement. We were able to settle on court day without presenting in front of the Judge for a reasonable amount to recoup most losses I sustained. Mr. Durham collected all pertinent data prior to the case and was prepared to proceed as planned in the event we did have to go to bat. I did not get to see his style or skill set in the court room since we settled on what we were looking to accomplish prior to being seen by the judge. However, I do feel that he would have represented me well in that scenario as he had a professional demeanor to him. I was also a small time case and it wouldn't have been a difficult one due to the other party planning to represent pro se. On some occasions, lawyers will alter their attitude based on the client and how large/small the case is and or how much money is involved. Luke was good at ensuring that he was there to complete the task regardless of it being a small case in a small town. I did pay a set fee up front to Mr. Durham and that is a good way to go in the event the hearing is continued and drags on. Our circumstance turned out good in our favor in this regard. Hopefully I never have to go to court again but if I do, I know who to call. On a side note, Luke also had a current law school intern with him also by the name of Luke and he seemed to be on the right path with good mentor ship from Mr. Durham. Overall I had a very favorable experience with Luke and would recommend him to others. Brian
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Posted by Dorene | July 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the best lawyer
From adopting my daughter to grandparent rights to personal paperwork attorney Luke Durham is up most professional, courteous, studies all the cases and does his job to 100% satisfaction thank you so much for your hard work.
Posted by Henry | July 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No nonsense..Luke Durham.
Luke accepted my case (which was already filed with the court) after my first lawyer had to withdraw...not a very good feeling, trust me. He sat down with me and after hearing everything and asking pertinent questions, he accepted me as a client and immediately went to work on my case. He has taken the initiative whenever the opportunity arose. He didn’t promise me sunshine and roses and has been honest with me since day one. He is thorough, intelligent and has worked diligently on my behalf. I only wish, that I had found him sooner.
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Posted by Jen | May 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Advocate!
Knoxville Bar Association referred me to Luke Durham when I was served with a detainer warrant on property that was under (an informal) sale contract to my mother. Heirs of the property owner refused to sell as previously agreed upon and chose to evict me. Luke was willing to take the case last minute, much to my relief. I was very impressed with his credentials. His confidence negated my anxiety. Luke arrived promptly on our court date, while we spent 20-30 minutes awaiting the arrival of the plaintiff's attorney. Luke was able to obtain twice the amount of time that I requested to vacate the property. I am beyond grateful for the referral and to Luke for exceeding my expectations! I highly recommend Luke Durham to anyone seeking legal counsel.
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Posted by Clark | February 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
This guy goes above and beyond when it comes to getting his clients what they deserve. We hired Luke to handle some past due accounts and he has been on top of it every step of the way unlike some of the other attorneys we have used in the past. Would highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful and dependable
Luke has been great! He is very knowledgeable and honest and has been available when we needed his assistance. He is prompt and dependable and we have very much appreciated all his hard work.
Posted by Kevin | February 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy and effective
Luke handled my case keeping me informed throughout. It made navigating the legal maze easy and he brought my case to a successful conclusion. I highly recommend
Posted by Cayla | January 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney! - Speeding Ticket Resolution
Luke Durham represented me on a speeding ticket. I didn't have to go to Court -- I was able to stay at work and continue making my pay for the day. Luke went to Court and was able to get the ticket dismissed (not on my driving record nor had to pay the ticket) and had the court costs dismissed too!
Posted by Shelly | January 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Reliable
What a fresh of breath air dealing with Luke, there was not any jumping through hoops, not understand or feeling like just a number. I have already referred multiple people to Luke and will continue to do so. Thank you Luke for all you have done and for working with me it really means the world..
Posted by Christy | January 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend using Mr. Durham
Mr. Durham got my case handled in a timely manner and got me just what I wanted. He is very professional. And gets the job done. Inwas very pleased with his work and effort.
Posted by Christine F. | January 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
Luke Durham handled my prenuptial agreement last year and he was excellent. He took the time to make sure that I understood the process and answered all of my questions. Mr. Durham was thorough and prompt in replying to my emails. Mr. Durham was very knowledgeable on the matter and did a great job at making sure I understood the legal issues. I would highly recommend Mr. Durham to anyone for the legal concerns.
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Posted by Michelle | January 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michelle Paradis
Mr. Durham handled two situations for me. One involving HOA issues at our condo and another issue for our son. He did an excellent job on both. Was extremely satisfied with his work. Would definitely use him again.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Brock Shipe Klenk, PLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Partner
  • Tarpy, Cox, Fleishman & Leveille, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2021

Education

  • Charleston School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Legal Cases

  • Lavoie v. Shadrick and Cars Etcetera, LLC
  • Judgment after trial on the merits.

Associations

  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Attorney at Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • CLE Board
  • 2015 - Present
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • LRIS Board
  • 2015 - Present
  • Knoxville Challenger Professional Tennis Tournament
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • 2017 Mid-South Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 2016 Mid-South Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016

Publications

  • Dicta - Knoxville Bar Association
  • Growing Pains
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • The Art of Negotiation: Getting the Best Deal for a Client From the Perspective of a Sports Agent
  • Sports Law and The Art of Negotiation
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (8)
Endorse Luke
Business Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Luke in law school and can personally attest to him being a great attorney and seeing his work in action, firsthand. Luke can handle any of your legal needs."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Luke on several matters. Luke is a hard-working and brilliant attorney and I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Luke is a terrific lawyer. Anyone who has suffered a personal injury would do well to retain his services."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Luke is an exceptional attorney! He is comfortable in the courtroom, knowledgeable in his areas of practice, and a fierce advocate for his clients. I am happy to call him a friend, and I would highly recommend him to anyone."
Debt collection Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Luke is an exceptional attorney. He has a broad knowledge base and is extremely prepared for his cases. His trial presentation is well thought out and persuasive. The judges and his fellow attorneys hold him in high regard. You will be well represented by Luke and have a great chance of success if you choose him for your business needs."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Luke fights for his clients both in and out of court. He is well respected by judges and his fellow attorneys. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Luke Durham performs in the courtroom. He is one of the few who are comfortable and capable in the trial setting, and he has my compete confidence."
Family Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Luke has a good grasp of business and what is necessary to help his commercial clients succeed in their own businesses when dealing with legal matters."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Anyone is lucky to have Mr. Durham as his or her attorney. We served opposing clients in a dependency and neglect case. He advised his client wisely and tried a great case. I would recommend anyone to Luke and look forward to working with him again."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Luke is a hard working lawyer who is knowledgeable about all aspects of the law and works hard to get positive results for his clients. I 100% endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Luke is an A+ attorney. I have not had the pleasure of having a case with him, but I have observed him in court while waiting for my cases to be heard. He is very knowledgeable and professional. I would recommend him to anyone."
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