Luke D. Durham


Luke D. Durham graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Mr. Durham then attended Charleston School of Law, where he earned several academic awards, including the top grade in Legal Research and Writing. Mr. Durham was the executive articles editor for the Malabu Law Review and served as an adjunct law professor during his 3L year. Mr. Durham was a member and chair of Phi Delta Phi.

Mr. Durham practiced for eight years with a large Knoxville firm, where he was named partner before joining Brock Shipe Klenk in 2021. Mr. Durham represents clients in litigation, focusing on complex business cases involving contracts, real estate, and other business-related matters. He has been lead counsel in hundreds of trials in courts all across the State of Tennessee.

As plaintiff’s counsel, Mr. Durham has obtained multimillion-dollar settlements, and as defendant’s counsel, Mr. Durham has successfully defended his clients, prevailing at both the summary judgment and trial levels. Mr. Durham is a skilled appellate attorney who has successfully defended his trial court victories.

Mr. Durham is admitted to practice law in all Tennessee courts, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Durham is an active member of the Knoxville Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and American Inns of Court – Hamilton Burnett Chapter.

Mr. Durham has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 Rising Stars of the Mid-South Super Lawyers. He was ranked by CityView Magazine in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 as a Top Attorney in business litigation, civil litigation, personal injury – plaintiff, wrongful death – plaintiff, constitutional law, constitutional law/civil rights, collections/foreclosures, contract law, DUI defense, and personal injury – auto accidents.

He has been listed as a Top 40 Under 40 trial attorney by the National Trial Lawyers in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. Mr. Durham has presented as a speaker at CLE’s for Real Estate Contracts (2018), Drafting Contracts (2018), and Handling Auto Injury Claims (2019).

Mr. Durham is a parishioner at Sacred Heart Cathedral and earned an NCAA Division I tennis scholarship. He represents and serves as a board member to numerous non-profit organizations.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, B.S. – 2009
Charleston School of Law, J.D. – 2012