Luke E Closson Jr.

Luke E Closson Jr.

Managing Partner
Valdosta, Georgia

Luke Closson is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and has been a Valdosta resident since 1966. He came to Moody Air Force Base as a student pilot and was assigned as an instructor pilot in the T-38 aircraft. He is a 1979 graduate of the Woodrow Wilson College of Law, Magna Cum Laude, and is admitted to the  Georgia and Federal Bars. He primarily practices in the areas of workers' compensation for injured workers, social security and he represents pilots and mechanics in FAA related matters. Mr. Closson is a highly experienced pilot with over 20,000 flying hours, a certified flight instructor, A&P mechanic and FAA Designated Pilot Examiner. He has represented claimants at all levels of State and Federal Court as well as all administrative levels with the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation and the Social Security Administration. He is a Director of the Georgia Injured Workers Advocates (GIWA) and the Work Injury Network-PAC (WIN-PAC) as well as a sustaining member of the National Association of Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR). Luke Closson has been a speaker at national and state training programs for both lawyers and pilots.

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Year Joined Firm

  • 1979

Areas of Practice

  • Workers Compensation
  • Social Security Disability

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1979


  • Woodrow Wilson College of law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence magna cum laude - 1979
  • United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1966


  • Speaker, National and State Training Programs for Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • NOSSCR (Nation Association Claimants Representatives), Member
  • Georgia Injured Workers Advocates , Director
  • Workplace Injury Network, Director
  • AOPA Legal Panel Attorney