Luke T. Martin
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Luke is an associate in Axinn’s litigation group. He has experience in matters involving complex contractual disputes, price-fixing, monopolization, unfair trade practices, fraud, defamation, and consumer protection. He has represented clients across a variety of industries including advertising technology, agriculture, health benefits technology, insurance, and pharmaceuticals in some of their most consequential matters, often with millions or billions of dollars at stake. His experience spans both sides of the “v” in state and federal trial courts, federal appellate courts, and private arbitration. He also maintains an active pro bono practice and was named to the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut’s Pro Bono Honor Roll in 2023. 

Before joining Axinn, Luke clerked for Justice Andrew J. McDonald of the Connecticut Supreme Court. He graduated with high honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Connecticut Law Review and was a member of the Moot Court Board. While in school, Luke interned for the Honorable Alfred V. Covello of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, as well as both the civil rights and criminal divisions of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He holds a BA in philosophy from the University of Connecticut.


  • Currently defending a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in a multidistrict litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania involving industry-wide price-fixing allegations.

  • Currently defending Google in multiple litigations brought by the Department of Justice, state attorneys general, and private plaintiffs challenging Google’s ad technology business.

  • Successful defense of a Fortune 100 company against an approximately $500 million claim in AAA arbitration.
  • Successful appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on behalf of an incarcerated pro bono client alleging breach of contract against his former attorneys.  On remand to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, secured judgment for the maximum possible damages. 
  • Defended Tyson Foods Inc. in a consolidated treble-damages class action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging an industry-wide conspiracy to manipulate the price of broiler chicken.


  • Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” (2024)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut Pro Bono Honor Roll (2023)

University of Connecticut School of Law

  • American Law Institute Award for Scholarship and Leadership (2019)
  • Alva P. Loiselle Moot Court Competition Champion (2017)
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Legal Practice: Research and Writing; Federal Income Tax; U.S. Attorney’s Clinic; Intensive Trial Advocacy; Criminal Law; Evidence

Thought Leadership


  • JD, high honors – University of Connecticut School of Law (2019)
  • BA – University of Connecticut (2005)


  • Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

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