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Luke’s practice is focused on the representation of general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers, owners/developers, architects and engineers in construction-related matters. Luke advises clients regarding all aspects of the construction process and has experience as a general contractor and as an attorney in the mediation, arbitration and litigation of construction disputes.


Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Partner (2017-Present)
    • Associate
  • Donovan Hatem LLP
    • Litigation Associate
  • Kiewit Constructors, Inc.

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America® (2020-2022) Recognized for Construction Law and Litigation-Construction

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association – Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (Connecticut Chapter); Emerging Leaders, Member
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut Construction Industries Association; Young Contractors Forum (Leadership Council-Secretary)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Bar Memberships

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Virginia

Speaking Engagements

  • Marcum Construction Summit, New England: How New Laws And Emerging Trends Impact Your Business, September 2016
  • Emerging Leaders Group Construction Law Update, September 2016
  • “Legal Issues for Professional Engineers” – Half Moon Education Seminar, 7/2015
  • “Avoiding Pitfalls: Five Areas of Risk for the Young Construction Professional to Avoid” – AGC of CT Young Contractors Forum, 2/2015
  • “Mechanic’s Lien Law Act” – Boston Bar Association, 4/2011
  • “Mechanic’s Lien Law Amendments” – American Council of Engineering Companies, 1/2011
  • “Mechanic’s Lien – Traps for the Unwary” – Association of Land Surveyors, 1/2011

News & Insight


How to Advise Construction Clients to Maintain Contractual and Commercial Hygiene During COVID-19

July 17, 2020

Luke Conrad and Molly Manson were recently featured in the American Bar Association (ABA). Please visit the link below to read the full article.


Why Contractors Must Tune Up Document Retention Policies and Procedures Under New Massachusetts Rules

November 1, 2013

The explosive growth of the use of tablet computing had revolutionized the interface between constructors, owners and designers with ready access to plans and specifications in the field and a constant flood of text and e-mail correspondence that can exped…


Connecticut Supreme Court Expands Commercial General Liability Insurance Coverage to Include Construction Defects

September 12, 2013

In an important ruling for contractors and their insurers, the Connecticut Supreme Court recently ruled that certain types of defective construction claims may qualify as insured “occurrences” under a standard commercial general liability (“CGL”) p…

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Firm News

57 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® in America 2022

August 19, 2021

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that 57 attorneys are recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, including 7 “Lawyers of the Year.” Best Lawyers® has also recognized 15 Hinckley Allen attorneys in their inaugural "Ones to W…

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59 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2021

August 20, 2020

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers® has recognized 59 attorneys in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, including 12 “Lawyers of the Year.” Best Lawyers® has also recognized 10 Hinckley Allen attorneys in their inau…

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56 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2020

August 15, 2019

Only one lawyer in each specialty in each region is honored as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®. Since its first publication in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers compi…

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Hinckley Allen Promotes Conrad, Ferguson, Hershman and Lemke

January 23, 2017

Hinckley Allen rings in the New Year with the promotion of three new partners: Luke R. Conrad, Robert T. Ferguson, Jr. and Sarah T. Lemke and our new counsel, Chad L. Hershman. These attorneys assumed their new positions on January 1, 2017.“Each of these…

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Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP Announces New Hires

January 18, 2012

Providence, RI – Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP is pleased to announce that eight new hires have joined the Firm’s Providence, Boston and Hartford offices.Kevin J. O’Connor joins the Firm as a partner in the Litigation Law Group. He prosecutes and …

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Past Event

Construction Expo and Matchmaker

October 4, 2018

Hinckley Allen is proud to attend and sponsor the Minority Construction Council's (MCC) annual Construction Expo and Matchmaker event.Learn more here.The Minority Construction Council is dedicated to advancing the cause of minority contractors and workers…

Past Event

The Marcum New England Constrution Summit

September 27, 2016

Hinckley Allen's Peter Martin is presenting at the Marcum New England Construction Summit. Peter will discuss "2016 Legislative Recap and Emerging Trends: How New Laws from the 2016 Session and Other Emerging Trends may Impact your Business"in a breakout s…

Past Event

Legal Issues for Professional Engineers

July 29, 2015

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