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111 S. Travis Street
Sherman, Texas 75090
Phone: (903) 892-9133
www.somlaw.net
 
Luke Motley, IV

Luke Motley, IV follows three generations of bank presidents in small town East Texas. His family and educational background has been in business, where he has developed a deep appreciation for working through commercial problems to save clients money and time. Luke served full time with the firm for more than two decades before becoming of counsel with the firm.  His style has been direct, East Texas friendly, and strong.  He analyzes client problems to seeks quick, efficient resolution either as lawyer or mediator.  As a lawyer he has settled cases in mediation, brought them to arbitration, and tried them in court, concluding them to a jury or on appeal. His family background makes him a natural for bringing folks together where possible, and taking the lead in court where not.

As part of the service provided to small business, Motley and other lawyers in the firm  work with clients in strategic planning for business growth and protection of client assets. The law firm understands the need for the small business clients to stay focused, make a profit, and continue on from generation to generation. In fact, when appropriate, Luke has guided  small businesses in strategic planning, litigation control, and management of risk.

His pilot's license has allowed him to serve law firm out of area clients since 2001. 

 

Year Joined Law Firm

  • 1990

Litigation-related Focus 

  • 70% of Practice Devoted to Case Evaluation, Trial Preparation, and Litigation
  • However, virtually 100% is related to solving small-business problems

 

Bar Admissions

  • All Courts of Texas, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1998

Education

  • Baylor University, B.B.A., 1986, Majors: Accounting and Entrepreneuriship
  • Baylor University School of Law, J.D.,  1989
     

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Grayson County Bar Association - President 2003-2004.

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi