Growing up in the mountains of Northeast Tennessee, Luke learned two things from an early age: that hard work is good for the soul and to enjoy a good challenge. He applied those lessons throughout his high school career at David Crockett High School in Jonesborough, Tennessee and his undergraduate studies at the University of Tennessee.
In 2009, he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Political Science and Legal Studies from UT Knoxville.
That same year, Luke enrolled at the UT College of Law and began his legal education, the first person in his family to ever attend law school. While in law school, Luke was the first law clerk Judge Bill Swann of Knox County 4th Circuit Court ever hired. While working with Judge Swann Luke learned the ins and outs of family law. Luke also tried cases in the UT Domestic Violence Clinic and was a member of UT's National Trial Team where he honed his trial skills and courtroom presence. His studies focused on practical, hands on litigation skills where his hard work and "never back down" attitude could flourish.
In October 2012, Luke was licensed to practice law in Tennessee and has already begun to make a name for himself in the local courts.
When he isn't doing legal work, Luke is an avid UT football and basketball fan. He enjoys unwinding with some good music, a book, and a little quality time with his cats. He also enjoys a good challenge outside of work as well- Luke is the only legally blind person most people know who is a pistol marksmanship enthusiast.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Appointed Special Master||Knox County Fourth Circuit Court||2014|
|Certificate of Excellence||University of Tennessee Domestic Violence Clinic||2011|
|Member||University of Tennessee National Trial Team||2011|
|Dean's List||University of Tennessee College of Law||2010|
|Partner/Owner||Shipley & Swain PLLC||2018 - Present|
|Senior Associate Attorney||LaFevor & Slaugther||2017 - 2018|
|Associate||Held Law Firm||2012 - 2017|
|Law Clerk to Hon. Bill Swann||Knox County Fourth Circuit Court||2011 - 2011|
|Student Attorney||Domestic Violence Clinic At The University Of Tennessee||2011 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Knoxville Bar Association, Small Firm and Solo Practitioner Section||Member||2013 - Present|
|Knoxville Bar Association, Knoxville Barristers||Member||2013 - Present|
|Knoxville Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Association of Visually Impaired Attorneys||Member||2012 - Present|
|National Rifle Association||Lifetime Member||2011 - Present|
|Knox County Fourth Circuit Court||The Order of Prtoection Process (informational guide)||2011|
|University of Tennessee College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2009|
|Knox County Fourth Circuit Court Order of protection Day||The Order of Protection Process/Orientation||2011|
|Hocker v Hocker||Won an all issues|
|Holley v Holley||Won an all issues|
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