John C. Luke, Jr.

Associate Attorney

Employment law attorney John C. Luke, Jr. brings impressive experience and successful results to the Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC. After earning his undergraduate degree in Political Science at Temple University, Mr. Luke obtained his law degree from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.

Before joining the Derek Smith Law Group, Mr. Luke achieved success as a solo practitioner and as a government contractor for the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. At the D.O.J., Mr. Luke was a member of a taskforce designed to analyze residential mortgage-backed securities. Currently, Attorney Luke upholds the rights of the unprotected in New York City by representing clients in labor and employment law cases. Many of his cases involve sexual harassment, workplace discrimination, and wage and hour violations.

Throughout the span of his remarkable career, John C. Luke has obtained several six-figure settlements and has successfully won cases against Fortune-500 Companies. He continues to fight for positive results for each and every one of his clients.

John C. Luke keeps busy in his spare time with his wife and four-year-old son. Notably, Mr. Luke wrote his own novel and has participated in several marathons.


The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C

  • Juris Doctorate, Law

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

  • BA, Political Science

Areas of Practice:

Admissions and Professional Activities:

  • State Courts: New York
  • Federal Courts: Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, and Western District of New York
  • Past volunteer at the DC Employment Justice Center
  • Pro Bono Representation in New York State

To contact John C. Luke, Jr. please contact the Derek Smith Law Group at 877-4NYLAWS or fill out a contact form online.