Luke A. Wingfield

Luke A. Wingfield

Lexington, Kentucky

Recent Successes

  • Obtained a defense verdict at trial in the Fayette Circuit Court in a premises liability case in May of 2010 in which the Plaintiff was seeking damages in excess of one million dollars.
  • Obtained a defense verdict at trial in the Fayette Circuit Court in a premises liability case in July of 2009 where the Plaintiff alleged that she broke her ankle due to a hazardous property condition caused by our client.
  • Helped negotiate resolution on a number of Kentucky Department of Insurance disputes in the past year on behalf of clients in the insurance industry ranging from large international companies to individual insurance brokers.
  • Obtained favorable results in the defense of numerous charges of discrimination before the EEOC and various Human Rights Commissions on behalf of state employers.
  • Helped prepare employment policies and employee handbooks for employers in Lexington and the surrounding area.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance
  • Administrative Law
  • Trademarks

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2008


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 2000
    • Honors: UK College of Law Moot Court National Team, 1999-2000
    • Law Journal: Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Law, Production Editor, 1999 - 2000
  • Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 1997
    • Major: History and Government

Published Works

  • Plan Ahead - The Lesson of Fighting Unemployment Benefit Claims , FCBA Newsletter, May/June/July, 2012
  • The Devil's In the Details-Health Care Reform for Employers , HR the Human Resource , Aug-Sept, 2010, Vol 3, Issue 4
  • Impaired employees: Every employer has them!, HR the human resource, Oct-Nov 2010, Volume 3, Issue 5


  • Avoid Mistakes: Hot Topics in Employment and Labor Law for 2009, KAHSA, 2009
  • Employment Policies and Procedures: A Critical Legal Update for Employers, McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Eagle Scout

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fayette County Bar Association, 2000 - Present