Adams and Reese Adds Litigator Luke Allen in Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Adams and Reese is pleased to announce Luke M. Allen has joined the firm’s Columbia office as an Associate.

Allen focuses his practice on commercial restructuring and bankruptcy, assisting clients with matters in South Carolina and elsewhere. He helps clients resolve disputes and litigation involving defaults, collections, liens, foreclosures, bankruptcy and related matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Allen served as a law clerk to Chief Judge James Lockemy of the South Carolina Court of Appeals, where he assisted in all aspects of appellate practice. Prior to holding that position, he served as a staff attorney for the court and was a law clerk for the Honorable Maité Murphy.

While in law school, Allen worked as a law clerk for the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and for the South Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee.

He received his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2016 and his B.A. in History, cum laude, from College of Charleston in 2013.


Adams and Reese ( is a multidisciplinary law firm with nearly 300 attorneys and advisors strategically located in 18 offices across 17 markets throughout the southern United States and Washington, D.C. The American Lawyer includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation’s top law firms, the Am Law 200. The National Law Journal also includes the firm among the top 200 on the NLJ 500 list of the nation’s largest law firms.

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