Luke E. Closson III was born and raised in Valdosta, Georgia. He graduated from Valdosta State College and earned his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force in 1988. After receiving his commission, he left Valdosta and served over 25 years in the United States Air Force as a Logistics Officer, retiring in 2017 in the grade of Colonel. During his Air Force career, he served in multiple command tours and deployments around the world including the Germany, Republic of Korea, Iraq and Qatar. Upon his retirement from the Air Force, he returned to Georgia to attend law school and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgia State University’s College of Law in 2017. He then returned home to Valdosta and joined the firm in 2017. He confines his practice to criminal defense and workers’ compensation law.
In his criminal practice, he handles all types of cases from serious traffic offenses, including DUI, to much more serious offenses including drug charges, serious property crimes, including burglary, theft or damage to property, and crimes against other persons such as violent crimes, sex crimes and murder.
In his workers’ compensation practice, he only represents injured workers. He represents injured workers fighting for benefits they are entitled to under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act. He actively negotiates with adjusters and lawyers representing insurance companies and represents client’s in front of an administrative law judge if the case requires litigation.
Year Joined Firm
Areas of Practice
Workers Compensation for Injured Workers
Criminal Defense for those arrested and charged with crimes
State of Georgia, 2017
Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia J.D., Magna Cum Laude (2017)
National Defense University, Eisenhower School, Washington D.C M.S. National Resource Strategy (2010)
Air University, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama Master of Military Operational Arts and Science (2002)
Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio M.S. Logistics Management (1995)
Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia B.A. Speech Communication (1988)
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