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With a background as a judicial clerk at Florida's First District Court of Appeals, Luke focuses his practice in the area of litigation and construction law.

Luke Forsthoefel is a litigation associate at Ausley McMullen where he works on a variety of cases.  Luke has previous experience that includes, but is not limited to, litigating business disputes, complex contractual disputes in the construction sector, construction defect and delay claims, bond and lien claims, warranty claims, and insurance coverage disputes.

Prior to joining Ausley McMullen, Luke served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Stephanie W. Ray of Florida’s First District Court of Appeal.  While in law school, Luke was a Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy teaching assistant and externed with the Honorable Lori S. Rowe of Florida’s First District Court of Appeal.


  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2020
    • Teaching Assistant, Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy
    • Governor’s Scholarship Recipient (100% tuition)
  • Florida State University, B.S, magna cum laude, 2017, History
    • University Freshman Scholarship Recipient

Bar Admissions

  • State of Florida (2020)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida (2024)
  • Good News Outreach, Inc., Senior Route Volunteer, (2014–2017; 2020–present)
  • Legal Aid Foundation of the Tallahassee – Thunderdome Program (2023)

Department of Administrative Hearings Trial Academy (2022)