Luke focuses his practice primarily on commercial litigation. He represents a broad range of clients, including banks, commercial property managers, research firms, insurance companies, and individuals. He has handled a variety of matters, including contract disputes, collection actions, bankruptcy litigation, and family law matters.

Luke’s experience includes the successful representation of clients in bench trials, jury trials, arbitrations, and mediations, as well as successful argument before the Nebraska Court of Appeals and experience in federal civil litigation matters and bankruptcy matters.

In addition to his civil practice, Mr. Klinker also practices criminal defense on a regular basis. Mr. Klinker has experience in criminal defense at the state court level, having represented clients in felony, misdemeanor, and infraction cases, with a focus on the defense of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) matters.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars (Civil Litigation), 2013 – 2016

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 2006
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, 2006
  • Omaha Bar Association, 2006

Presentations and Publications

  • “Hill v. Scott: The Eighth Circuit Upholds the Basic Principles of the Objective Reasonableness Standard In a Case of Mistaken Identity Arrest,” 38 Creighton Law Review 691 (2005)

Legal Experience

Other

  • Voices for Children – Annual Gala Committee Member (2008-2009)
  • The Literacy Center (formerly The Literacy Center of the Midlands) – Volunteer Adult Basic Education Reading Tutor (2007, 2010)
  • Law Explorer Post – Instructor/Mentor
  • Project Harmony – “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” Celebration Fundraiser Co-Chair (2011)
  • Omaha Public Schools – Careers for Kids Job Shadow Program Participant (2011)
  • Student Articles Editor, Creighton Law Review, 2005-2006

Admitted

2018

  • Iowa
  • South Dakota

2006

  • Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska

Education

LAW SCHOOL: Creighton University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2006

COLLEGE: Nebraska Wesleyan University, B.A., English and History, 2003