Luke P. Moran was born and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University.
After obtaining his bachelor’s degree, Luke attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he distinguished himself academically as a member of the Dean’s List, reserved for the top students in the class.
Upon graduation from law school and admission to the Pennsylvania Bar, Luke served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable James M. Munley of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. As law clerk, Luke assisted Judge Munley throughout all stages of trial and litigation involving a wide range of complex civil cases, including commercial and corporate litigation, medical malpractice actions, claims brought under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
After completing his federal clerkship, Luke joined the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office, serving for two years as an assistant district attorney. Soon after joining the DA’s office and prosecuting several DUI and misdemeanor cases, Luke was assigned to the Firearms and Narcotics Unit- Trial Division, where he gained extensive trial experience prosecuting major felonies. Luke was involved in obtaining convictions for some of the most serious crimes in Pennsylvania, including high-level drug manufacturing and delivery, illegal firearm possession and distribution, attempted murder and first-degree murder. In 2015, Luke served as a member of the trial team that convicted notorious killer Hugo Selenski of two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Also in 2015, Luke served as co-counsel at trial in the first-degree murder conviction of Joshua Ovalles.
In 2017, Luke joined the team at Joyce, Carmody & Moran, P.C. full-time as an associate attorney where he now practices in the areas of civil rights litigation, personal injury, insurance coverage and employment law. He is admitted to practice in all the state courts of Pennsylvania and the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.