Overview

Luke is a protector, educator and national resource for athletes at all levels and phases of their career. With nearly 20 years of experience working with athletes, he leads Porter Wright’s Sports Law practice as a non-agent sports attorney. He approaches working with each athlete as an individual, but collaboratively incorporates their family and team of advisors into any opportunity or challenge. With a well-rounded approach to supporting each athlete, Luke brings the objective and balanced counsel that is essential to every opportunity.

He regularly advises and counsels a wide range of clients – from high school student-athletes transitioning into college or professional sports, to college athletes managing the name, image and likeness (NIL) environment, to professional athletes and retired athletes as well. He diligently works with each level of athletes to not only educate them, but to help them create their game plan for life during and after sports.

Luke’s experience includes:

  • counseling on agent selection, agreement analysis and management
  • advising on marketing and endorsement opportunities and contracts
  • providing counsel on personal branding and intellectual property protection
  • due diligence on investment opportunities
  • reviewing prospective investments, including real estate development
  • guidance on entity formation (for-profit and non-profit)
  • counseling on estate planning, wealth preservation and asset protection
  • advising on immigration issues

In 2015, Luke took the next step in evolving his daily work with athletes into beneficial educational programs by launching Anomaly Sports Group. Anomaly is a recognized industry resource in college athletics and professional sports that develops athletes for life and business opportunities outside their sport. With a shared passion for athlete protection and professional development, Porter Wright works in tandem with Anomaly as an educational resource by providing athletic departments with the essential protective education that helps to prepare their student-athletes for all of life’s opportunities (including NIL). Anomaly has worked with the NCAA and university athletic departments across the country, as well as multiple NFL teams, the NBA G League and other organizations in their player engagement programming.

In addition, Luke serves as a co-executive director of the College Basketball Parents Association (CBPA), an organization focused on educating and providing resources to NCAA college basketball parents. He is also the host of the podcast, Protecting Your Possibilities.

Education

  • The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law  (J.D., 2013)
  • Wake Forest University  (B.A., 2001)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Columbus Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • John Mercer Langston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries
  • Sport Lawyers Association

Honors & Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Edition, 2016, 2019-2022
  • Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch, Corporate Law, 2021
  • Columbus Business First, Forty Under 40
  • United Way of Central Ohio, Color Me Excellent Award, 2015
  • African American Leadership Academy, Leadership Fellow, 2015
  • American Law Institute, Scholarship and Leadership Awards, 2013
  • Northeastern Regional Transactional Law Competition, "Best Written Agreement," 2013
  • Tulane Mardi Gras National Sports Law Moot Court Invitational, 2nd Place Oralist

Community

  • Capital University, Board of Trustees
  • Greater Columbus Sports Commission, Board of Commissioners
  • College Basketball Parents Association, Co-Executive Director
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow, 2018
  • National Youth Advocate Program, Board Member
  • Total Image Empowerment (T.I.E.), Board Member
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Member