Luke M. Reid


State Street Financial Center, One Lincoln Street
Boston, MA 02111-2950

United States of America

Luke Reid is counsel in the firm’s Boston office. Mr. Reid provides advice and representation in connection with government investigations, criminal and civil litigation, maritime regulatory compliance, environmental enforcement defense, and international law. Since entering private practice in 2012, he has represented numerous maritime corporations and individuals in a variety of civil and criminal matters, including matters before the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Labor, and other government enforcement and regulatory agencies. Most recently, Mr. Reid represented the owner and operator of the SS EL FARO, a Ro-Ro/Container vessel that sank in 2015 in Hurricane Joaquin in the Caribbean, resulting in a complete loss of the vessel, all cargo, and all 33 persons on board. This included the lead representation in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Board of Investigation (USCG MBI) and co-counsel roles in connection with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation and the civil limitation of liability suit in federal court.


  • B.S., United States Coast Guard Academy (1990)
    (Civil Engineering)
  • Master of Science in Engineering, University of Michigan (1994)
    (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Master of Science in Engineering, University of Michigan (1994)
    (Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering)
  • J.D., University of Maryland School of Law (1999)


Bar of Massachusetts, Bar of Maryland
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