Luke Barteaux was born in Norman, Oklahoma and grew up in northeastern Oklahoma where he attended Metro Christian Academy. After completion of high school, he went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs and Administration from the University of Oklahoma before obtaining his Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa College of Law.
While attending the University of Oklahoma, he became a member of Alpha Tau Omega and while attending the University of Tulsa, he became a member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity and the Family Law Society.
Luke now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma and attends the First United Methodist Church of Tulsa where he and his wife were married and attend the Summit Sunday school class. He also has two sons. Luke started working for family law firms in 2009. He joined Fry & Elder as a law clerk in 2011 and joined the firm as an of counsel attorney after being admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 2012.
His areas of practice include divorce/dissolution of marriage, family law litigation, child custody and visitation, modifications, legal separation, child support, alimony, guardianships, collaborative divorce, adoption, juvenile law, and mediation.
Luke is a Super Lawyers Rising Star for his work as an Oklahoma family law attorney and in 2017, he became the first Fry & Elder attorney to be sworn in and confirmed as a judge. He is a current Cherokee Nation District Court Judge. Additionally, he is a member of the American Bar Association, the Tulsa County Bar Association, and is a member of both bar’s Family Law Sections. He serves on the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Rules of Professional Conduct Committee and the Executive Board of the Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section has served on the Continuing Legal Education Committee, as 2015 CLE Co-Chair, the Practice Manual Committee as Marketing Chair in 2014 and the Editing Committee, the Family Law Section Social Committee.
He also attended and graduated from the OBA FLS Trial Advocacy Institute in 2014. He has been appointed by the Chief of the Cherokee Nation and confirmed by the council to the Cherokee Phoenix Editorial Board where he currently serves as chairman.