Luke P. Pinton

Government Relations
Insurance Regulation & Business

Luke Pinton joined Funk & Bolton, P.A. in November 2023 as an Associate and maintains a portfolio spanning both the Firm’s government relations and legal practice groups. Luke specializes in work that lies at the crossroads of public policy and the law.  His unique background and expertise position him perfectly to provide creative solutions for nuanced public policy objectives.

Prior to joining the Firm, Luke spent nearly a decade as staff to senior members of the Maryland State Senate, including seven years serving as Chief of Staff to Senator William C. Smith, Jr., Chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.  Luke was also a Legislative Aide to Congressman Jamie Raskin in his role as a State Senator.

Luke gained in-depth experience and understanding of the legislative and policy-making landscape in Maryland during these years and is able to apply this rare insider expertise to his current work. In his years within the Maryland General Assembly, Luke served as a strategic, public policy, and political advisor on several landmark enrolled bills, including: the Secure and Accessible Registration Act, the Housing Opportunities Made Equal Act, the Maryland Police Accountability Act package of 2021, Jaelynn’s Law, the Reproductive Health Protection Act, and the Child Victims Act of 2023, among others.

Serving as Chief of Staff to a committee chair also provided Luke a comprehensive, intricate understanding of the committee process in the Maryland legislature as he worked on legislation across a broad range of interests and issues.  Luke has built strong relationships in and around the Maryland General Assembly, including entities like the Maryland Courts’ Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure.

Luke earned a Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Education & Honors
B.A., University of Maryland, College Park
J.D., Magna cum Laude, University of Baltimore School of Law