In 2009, Luke Shipley graduated summa cum laude from UT Knoxville with a degree in Political Science and Legal Studies. That same year, Luke enrolled at the UT College of Law and began his legal education, the first person in his family to ever attend law school.
While in law school, Luke was the first law clerk Judge Bill Swann of Knox County 4th Circuit Court ever hired. Under Judge Swann's guidance, Luke learned the ins and outs of family law. Luke also tried cases in the UT Domestic Violence Clinic and was a member of UT's National Trial Team, where he honed his trial skills and courtroom presence. His studies focused on practical, hands on litigation skills where his hard work and "never back down" attitude could flourish.
In October 2012, Luke was licensed to practice law in Tennessee, and he has already begun to make a name for himself in the local courts.