• lwidener@londonamburn.com
  • (865) 637-0203 (ext. 266)

R. Luke Widener

Areas of Practice:
Medical Malpractice Defense
Nursing Home and Long Term Care Defense
Business Litigation
Federal Civil Rights and Corrections Healthcare Defense
Products Liability Defense
Workers’ Compensation Defense
Healthcare Law
General Civil Trial in Both Federal & State Courts

States Licensed:

Tennessee Supreme Court
Tennessee Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of Virginia
Court of Appeals of Virginia
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
United States District Court, Western District of Virginia

University of Mississippi, Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude – 2014
King University, Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude – 2011


About Luke Widener:
Luke Widener joined London Amburn in February 2020 as an associate. His primary areas of focus involve healthcare liability defense, correctional healthcare defense and business litigation. He also defends clients in areas of nursing home and long-term care, products liability, and workers’ compensation.

Mr. Widener began his career by opening his own practice immediately following law school. He provided criminal defense counsel for the indigent and a variety of legal services for residents of Upper East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Later, he defended the full array of business clients, from small businesses to international corporations in workers’ compensation and occupational disease claims. Ultimately, his family experiences and advocacy for rural access to healthcare propelled him into a career in health law. He currently counsels a diverse array of healthcare providers in matters ranging from minor injuries to wrongful death. His clients include individual physicians, nurses, physician groups and provider-owned, self-insured entities. He is particularly attuned to the very specific needs of rural providers whose resources and knowledge of the unique constructs of current health law may be limited.

Mr. Widener is the son, brother, and husband of healthcare providers and has a deep appreciation for the challenges the medical community faces in delivering a consistently high degree of care. He is passionate about ensuring his clients understand all aspects of their cases, and he works hard to alleviate their concerns at every stage of defense. He is a fierce advocate, and a proponent of London Amburn’s collaborative approach to client representation, believing it provides a superior level of service.

Mr. Widener is married and has four children. He and his wife are active in their church and in all of their children’s many extracurricular activities.


Representative Matters

  • Represents doctors and nurses in a large, multi-state 800 provider health system.
  • Defended, mediated and then favorably settled a multi-million-dollar wrongful death claim against a long-term care facility through arbitration.
  • Successfully defended numerous correctional healthcare providers.
  • Successfully defended providers in numerous traumatic injury and wrongful death cases.