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Luke Sobba

Luke Sobba




Luke Sobba is a staff attorney for the Legal Assistance Fund at Kansas Association of School Boards. In 1991 Luke earned degrees from Kansas State University in Secondary Education and English Literature. He was named the Outstanding Undergraduate English Major and was a recipient of the College of Education’s Outstanding Student in Education Award. He taught high school English and coached basketball at a public school before attending Washburn University School of Law, where he earned his law degree in 2002, with honors. He was a partner at a law firm before joining KASB in 2016.

Luke grew up in Ellinwood, Kansas, where his parents taught in the public schools, collectively, for nearly 80 years. Many members of his extended family are professional educators, as well. This lifelong connection to Kansas public education gives Luke a well-rounded understanding of educational processes, the value of public education, and the needs of students, educators, and boards of education.

When not working to protect the legal interests of public schools, Luke enjoys golf, reading, playing guitar, and writing sports blogs about K-State basketball. He lives in southwest Jefferson County, where he pursues his Quixotic mission to maintain the natural beauty of a 40-acre hilltop property against the wiles nature’s invaders, and where he spends time with family.

As an attorney at KASB, Luke endeavors to provide clear, sound legal advice and training to help educators, boards of education, and boards of community college trustees navigate the challenges of public education and avoid difficulties that could impede their efforts to serve the students and patrons of Kansas communities.