Luke Sanders is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources group.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Luke was a law clerk to Judge Lisa Worswick of the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II; a legal intern for the Port of Seattle; and a law clerk in the Washington State Attorney General Complex Litigation Unit, Labor & Industries Division. Earlier in his career, he served in several roles in the U.S. Coast Guard as both an officer and civil servant. Luke draws on his engineering training, government experience, and maritime background to help clients navigate complex technical environmental issues.


University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2020, magna cum laude; Articles Editor, Hastings Law Journal; Order of the Coif; Hastings Honor Society; Environmental Law Scholarship (2020)

United States Coast Guard Academy, B.S., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, 2009



United States District Court for the Western District of Washington


Insights & Presentations

  • “A Path Towards Arctic Presence: Stricter Regulation as the First Step in Free Navigation,” Note, Hastings Law Journal, Volume 71, Issue 1, 2019


  • U.C. Hastings academic awards for top grades in Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Energy Law, Criminal Procedure, Terrorism & the Law, and Maritime Law, 2017–2020
  • Coast Guard Commandant’s Commitment to Excellence Award, 2016
  • Homeland Security Joint Task Force Director’s Award for Distinguished Service, 2015

Practice Areas

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