Luke R. Hertenstein practices as a trial lawyer in a wide variety of civil litigation matters, focusing on business litigation, insurance defense matters, and representing individuals in employment-related disputes (discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, FMLA and FLSA claims, and violations of employment agreements). Luke has litigation experience in federal and state courts, at both the trial and appellate level. Luke's trial successes include a $5 million jury verdict for a Muslim client who sued Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for religious discrimination. Luke has successfully completed both the Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy and the MODL Trial Academy. In addition, Luke has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers in 2014 and 2015, following a selection process including peer evaluations to identify the top lawyers in Missouri and Kansas. Luke has extensive experience integrating computers and other technology in various stages of civil litigation — from the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI), to database-driven production and review of documents, to courtroom presentation technology. In addition, Luke has presented seminars and training on the effective use of computers and other technology in discovery and at trial. In law school, Luke was a published staff member of both the UMKC Law Review and the Urban Lawyer legal journals, a competing member of UMKC's ABA Negotiation Team, a law clerk with the Jackson County Family Court, and a recipient of a CALI award for excellence in legal writing. Luke also had the privilege of interning for a semester with the Honorable Ortrie D. Smith, United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri. Luke is an Eagle Scout and formerly served as both a Senior Patrol Leader and an Assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 374 in Liberty, Missouri.