Luke Morgan

Luke Morgan

Associate
Location:
Lexington, Kentucky
Phone:
859-231-8780
Fax:
859-231-6518
Email:

Before coming to MMLK, Mr. Morgan tried 148 jury trials throughout Kentucky. One valuable lesson learned from that experience is that there are many other ways to achieve a fair result for a client besides going to trial. During the course of his career, Mr. Morgan has developed many innovations in presentation techniques. In addition to these classes teaching basics in visual aids at trial, Mr. Morgan has also taught a CLE class on Administrative Law at the 2010, and 2011 KBA conventions. 

Mr. Morgan has conducted several administrative hearings and has represented state agencies (the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission) and persons charged by various state agencies (the Executive Branch Ethics Commission, the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control, and the Department of Charitable Gaming). Mr. Morgan also has considerable experience in issues involving Kentucky Open Records Act and Open Meetings Act.

Mr. Morgan also uses his understanding of administrative law and litigation in general to conduct mediations between parties.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • First Amendment Litigation
  • Gaming Law
  • Mediation

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2000

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1989
  • University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Champaign, Illinois
    • B.A. - 1985
    • Honors: Daily Illini, writer and photographer
    • Major: U.S. History

Representative Cases

  • James N. Strader v. Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky 2012)
  • Veitch vs. Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (Franklin Circuit Court 2012)

Representative Clients

  • Alltech Inc.
  • Kentucky Pharmacists Association
  • Kentucky Horse Racing Commission
  • Integrated Security Solutions, Inc.
  • Kentucky Property Valuation Administrators Association
  • Kentucky Travel Industry Association

Classes/Seminars

  • Taught, Continuing Legal Education, Fayette & Kentucky Bar Associations, Use of Technology in the Courtroom, 2009 - Present
  • Taught, Continuing Legal Education, Administrative Law, 2010 KBA Convention, 2010 - 2011
  • Taught, Continuing Legal Education, Trial Tactics, National Business Institute, 2012
  • Spoke on local government uses of Hotel and Restaurant tax revenues, KY Visitor and Convention Bureau , 2012
  • Moderated a presentation entitled "The Pharmacy as a Workplace", Kentucky Pharmacists Association, 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Elected Distinguished Leader of Commerce Lexington's Leadership Lexington Class, 2008
  • Children's Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass Champion of Children award, 2011
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fayette County Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Kentucky Law Enforcement Council, Vice Chairman, 2007 - Present
  • Kentucky Association of Children's Advocacy Centers, Records Protection Ad Hoc Committee, 2012 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Fayette County Commonwealth Attorney's Office, Assistant Fayette Commonwealth Attorney, 1990 - 1993
  • Attorney General's Office, Assistant Attorney General, 1993 - 2004
  • Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, General Counsel, 2004 - 2006

Pro Bono Activities

  • Fayette County Domestic Violence Advocacy Program