Luke joined the firm in 2022. He was born in Michigan, grew up in New Mexico, and first moved to Oregon to 2005, to attend the University of Oregon. After graduating in 2009 with a B.A. in philosophy, he spent the next five years working a variety of jobs, including working as a residential counselor for adults with severe schizophrenia and other mental illnesses.
In 2014, he returned to Eugene to attend the University of Oregon School of Law, graduating Order of the Coif in 2017. During law school he received numerous academic awards, including the Oregon Merit Scholarship (2014-2017), the Francis I. Cheney Scholarship (2016-2017), and the Raymund Fellowship for the Oxford Consortium of Human Rights (which enabled him to briefly study at Oxford in the Spring of 2017). He served, at various points during law school, as the student tutor for the first-year contracts class, the teaching assistant for a negotiation class, and the research assistant for the University Senate. He also clerked and externed at various points for civil rights attorneys, plaintiff’s-side employment attorneys, and tenant-side legal aid attorneys.
After obtaining his J.D., Luke spent a year clerking at the Oregon Circuit Court for the Honorable Ilisa Rooke-Ley. He then spent three years working as a staff attorney at Access the Law, a modest-means civil litigation firm, where he handled a wide range of civil matters (including landlord-tenant law, employment law, and family law) and gained substantial trial court experience. From there, Luke moved briefly back to New Mexico, where he spent a year as a senior judicial clerk for the Honorable Jane Yohalem at the New Mexico Court of Appeals, before returning to Oregon to join Tedesco Law Group.
Luke strongly believes in the transformative power of organizing, and cares deeply about improving wages and working conditions. Outside of work, he enjoys playing and listening to music, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with his family and friends.
University of Oregon, J.D., 2017
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