Biography

Luke Gilman is a trial and appellate attorney who focuses on resolving complex disputes in a variety of industries. Luke has developed particular areas of expertise in First Amendment and defamation litigation, international and domestic arbitration, and technology-related disputes and investigations, in addition to a general commercial and contract litigation practice.

Luke’s experience in international arbitration includes awards under ICC, ICDR, and UNCITRAL rules in varied locals such as London, New York, and Mexico City. He has also represented media defendants in a number of defamation and media disputes in Texas, California, Florida, and Utah. Luke is frequently called on to handle issues involving technology, including retaining experts on technical matters, presenting expert testimony at trial, managing computer forensic investigations and defensible and efficient electronic discovery. He has also performed internal investigations and investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA). Prior to law school, Luke worked for eight years working in the field of information technology.

Career Highlights

Spotlight

Luke serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Children, Law & Policy at the University of Houston Law Center, where he was formerly Program Director for two years while in law school. Luke remains active in legal issues affecting children, including juvenile defense, education, foster care, and human trafficking.

  • Luke worked full time in law school but was nevertheless active as the President of the Evening Law Student Association, served on the Moot Court Board and represented the law school in three moot court competitions, winning best brief in the Southwest regional Jessup International Law Moot, and as a member of the Houston Law Review, received awards for “Best Paper in an Emerging Area of Law” and “Most Outstanding Contribution by a Third Year Member.” Upon graduation, Luke was awarded the “Distinguished Service Award” by a vote of the faculty.
  • Luke helped represent a Texas District Court Judge before a Special Court of Review appointed by the Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court and obtained a complete exoneration for her use of social media to educate the public about proceedings in her courtroom.
  • In a pro bono matter, Luke helped defend a local newspaper on appeal in a widely-publicized libel case. The judgment against the newspaper was vacated by the Texas First Court of Appeals.
  • Luke helped represent a leading cosmetics company in breach of fiduciary duty claims against its former Chief Technology Officer, who secretly created a contractor and fraudulently billed $2.8 million to his employer.

Community

  • Hispanic Bar Association of Houston (HisBA), Board of Directors
  • Houston Committee on Foreign Relations (HCFR)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), Advisory Board
  • Houston International Arbitration Club (HIAC)
  • Covenant House Texas, Young Professionals Board
  • Grace Bible Church, Partner

News & Events

  • Attorney News

    36 Jackson Walker Attorneys Named to “Texas Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” List

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  • Client Results

    Texas Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Jackson Walker Media Clients in Important Free Speech Case

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  • Attorney News

    Jackson Walker Attorneys Honored by Texas Bar Foundation

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  • Attorney News

    Luke Gilman Appointed as Assistant Editor to Board of Editors for World Arbitration and Mediation Review

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  • Highlights

    John Edwards Argues Before the Texas Supreme Court on Important Libel Case that Started in 2003

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  • Attorney News

    Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 36 ‘Super Lawyers – Rising Stars’

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  • Client Results

    Jackson Walker Wins Victory for Texas District Court Judge in Social Media Case

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  • Spotlight

    Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 32 ‘Super Lawyers – Rising Stars’

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  • Press Releases

    Jackson Walker Wins Important Appellate Victory for Clients in Media Defamation Case

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  • Publication

    Developments in Fifth Circuit Evidence Law: 2010-2011

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    Developments in Fifth Circuit Evidence Law: 2009-2010

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