Luke Farley, Sr. litigates complex commercial cases for sureties, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. The majority of his practice focuses on contract disputes, state and federal bond claims, and mechanics’ liens. He also assists clients with contract review, occupational licensing, and commercial collections. In addition to client advocacy, Luke regularly writes on developments in the law and the construction industry. He grew up in Topsail Beach and now lives in Durham with his wife and young son.

Court Admissions

  • State of North Carolina, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2011
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 2011
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 2015

Education

  • B.A., History and Philosophy, with honors and distinction, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007
  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 2010

Employment

  • Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC, 2010-Present

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section, 2010-Present
  • Member, Wake County Bar Association, 2010-Present
  • Member, American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, 2010-Present
  • Member, American Bar Association Litigation Section, 2010-Present
  • Volunteer, Lawyer on the Line Legal Assistance Program, North Carolina Bar Association and Legal Aid of North Carolina, 2012-2015
  • Secretary and Technology Subcommittee Chair, Administration of Justice Committee, North Carolina Bar Association, 2012-Present

Publications

  • Co-author, NORTH CAROLINA CONSTRUCTION LAW TREATISE, Thomson Reuters, 2018-2019 ed. (View PDF) (Purchase)

Speeches, Panel Discussions & Seminars

  • Co-author, “Heedless Employees and Improvident Statements-Admissible into Evidence Once Uttered,” ABA Forum on the Construction Industry Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL, 2015
  • “AIA A-201 – General Conditions Overview – Contractual Duties and Responsibilities,” Construction Specifications Institute Winter CDT Boot Camp, Raleigh, NC, 2015
  • “N.C. Lien Law Amendments,” Professional Engineers of North Carolina Winter Conference, Raleigh, NC, December 5, 2012
  • “Battling for the Bucks,” American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers – North Piedmont Chapter, Greensboro, NC, March 2012
  • “Contract Basics for Engineers,” Professional Engineers of North Carolina Winter Conference, Raleigh, NC, December 13, 2011
  • “N.C. Lien Law for Engineers,” Professional Engineers of North Carolina Winter Conference, Raleigh, NC, December 15, 2010

Community Activities & Public Service

  • Member, N.C. Human Relations Commission (Governor’s Appointment), 2014-Present
  • Parishioner and Parish Council Member, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh