Luke C. Tompkins

Commercial Litigation Attorney
Ward and Smith, P.A.
919.277.9176 Fax 919.277.9177
Post Office Box 33009, Raleigh, NC 27636-3009

Luke's litigation practice focuses on commercial and construction litigation and disputes before the North Carolina Business Court. 

Prior to joining the firm's Raleigh office, Luke served as a full-time law clerk for the Honorable Gregory P. McGuire in the North Carolina Business Court.  He held many clerkships throughout law school, including clerking for William E. Britt, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, the Honorable Gregory P. McGuire, NC Business Court, as well as serving as a judicial intern for NC Court of Appeals Judge Donna Stroud and Judge Mark Davis.  Additionally, Luke worked as a Summer Associate for Ward and Smith, drafting affidavits and briefs in support of motions to dismiss, and producing memoranda on a variety of complex issues ranging from homeowners' association disputes, labor and employment law, trusts and estates, and corporate law. 

Luke earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Campbell University School of Law, where he finished in the top 10% of his class.  Before attending law school, Luke attained his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from North Carolina State University.


  • J.D., cum laude, Campbell University School of Law, 2018; Campbell Law Review, Articles Editor
  • B.A., cum laude, North Carolina State University, 2013

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

North Carolina, 2018

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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Legal Elite Business North Carolina 2021
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers 2022
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers 2021

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