Overview

Prior to joining the firm, Luke served as an aviation officer in the United States Army, flying the AH-64D Apache Longbow Attack Helicopter. He continues to apply the focus and intensity he obtained through the military in service to his clients in the manufacturing, construction, industrial design, sales, finance, and insurance industries. Luke counsels his clients on risk management and avoidance while also providing them with exceptional trial skills. Whether it is contract formation, employment handbooks, or representation at trial, Luke has devised and implemented strategies to protect his clients and their interests. 

In the courtroom, Luke possesses critical attention to detail and is a zealous advocate on behalf of his clients. He works closely and communicates with his clients to build understanding, confidence, and respect for the judicial process. He continually strives to build relationships with clients and colleagues both in and out of the courtroom.

Criminal Defense

In addition to his jury and bench trial experience, Luke represents clients in various criminal defense matters on a selective basis including white collar defense.

Experience

Experience

  • Co-chair, Whitfield & Eddy Law Labor and Employment Law Practice Group, 2017—present
  • Member Attorney, Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C., 2016—present
  • Member Advisor, Whitfield & Eddy Associate Professional Development Committee, 2016—present
  • Associate Attorney, Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C., 2010—2015
  • Law Clerk, Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C., 2008—2010
  • Officer, U.S. Army Aviation, 2001—2007
  • Legal Specialist, U.S. Army Reserve, 1999—2001

Activities and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association (Co-Chair, Public Relations Committee, 2014—2015)
  • Order of the Barristers
  • American Inns of Court (Blackstone Inn of Court)

Seminars

  • Defense Research Institute Employment & Labor Law Seminar, May, 2018
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Seminar, February 2018
  • The Judges Speak, Civil Court Litigation Do's and Dont's, National Business Institute, November 2017
  • 53rd Annual Meeting and Seminar, Iowa Defense Counsel Association, September 2017
  • 4th Annual Iowa Civil Rights Symposium and 1st "Build It Right Iowa" Conference, Des Moines, Iowa, October 2016
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) 44th Annual Trial Academy, Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, California, July 2016
  • Bench-Bar Conference, Iowa State Bar Association, May 2014

News & Events

Events & Speaking Engagements

Honors & Recognitions

Honors & Recognitions

  • Selected for inclusion in the Great Plains Super Lawyers in the area of Personal Injury General: Plaintiff (Rising Stars: 2015—2018)

Cases Presentations & Publications

Cases Presentations & Publications

Education

Drake University Law School, J.D., 2010

  • Litigation/Dispute Resolution Certificate
  • Moot Court Board 2009—2010
  • National Mock Trial 2008—2010

Iowa State University, B.A., 2001

Admissions

  • Iowa
  • Iowa
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eighth Circuit
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