Luke Fedlam | President

Luke is a personal, non-agent sports attorney with more than 15 years of experience, focused on protecting and educating professional athletes at any phase of their career. As a Partner at Porter Wright, Luke leads the firm’s sports Law Practice, regularly advising a range of clients across the country – from student athletes transitioning into professional sports, professional athletes navigating life on a team, to retiring athletes creating the game plan for their life after sports.

In 2015, Luke created Anomaly Sports Group to transform his daily work with athletes, families and advisors into educational programs for athletes at all levels. With a shared passion for athlete protection and professional development, Porter Wright works in tandem with Anomaly as an educational resource, consulting with both collegiate and professional sports organizations on student–athlete development and player engagement programming. Luke received his  J.D. from The Ohio State University and B.A. from Wake Forest University.

Prior to joining Porter Wright, Luke, a former Division I athlete and U.S. Army veteran, served as a legal manager in the mergers & acquisitions area and director of business development at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. Luke is admitted to the Ohio Bar and is a member of the American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries and the Sport Lawyers Association.

Contact

lfedlam@anomalysportsgroup.com  | 614.227.1938

41 South High Street | Suite 2900 | Columbus, OH 43215

Speaking Engagements & Presentations

“Name, Image and Likeness: The Missing Part of the Conversation"
Black Student Athlete Summit at the University of Texas, January 2020

“The Game of Life: Managing the Transition”
Ohio State Football Real Life Wednesdays, December 2019

"Managing The Managers: The Team Behind You"
NFL New York Football Giants, November 2019

“Managing the Interviewing Process: Prepare, Execute, Follow-up”
Ohio State Lacrosse – Outside the Crease, November 2019

“The Tale of Two Games: Decision-Making On and Off the Field"
NCAA Elite Football Symposium, February 2020
NBA G League Player Orientation Program, October 2019
NCAA Elite Men’s Basketball Symposium, September 2019
Black Student-Athlete Summit at the University of Texas, January 2019

“The Art of Networking: Making it Real and Making an Impact”
NFL New York Football Giants, October 2019

“Financial Management: Money in the Bank”
Ohio State Athletics – Women’s Basketball, September 2019

“Decision-Making, Financial Management and Networking”
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Retreat, July 2019

Buckeye Futures Networking: Careers in Law
Ohio State Athletics, January 2019

“Financial Management: Money in the Bank”
Ohio State Athletics – Sundays in the Shoe, October 2018

“A Path to Passion + Protecting Your Brand”
Ohio State Football Real Life Wednesday’s, April 2018

“Netting the Women’s Final Four: Cbus Cashes in on Amateur Sports”
Columbus Metropolitan Club, November 2017

“Avoiding Deal Bedlam by Fedlam: Keys to a Successful Transaction”
Association for Corporate Growth Columbus Executive Leadership Series, July 2016

“Slurs, Student-Athletes and Tattoos: Key Intellectual Property Battles in Sports and Their Implications”
Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium, Chapman University Fowler School of Law, February 2015

“So You Want to Go Pro: Legal and Financial Hurdles for Black Student Athletes”
Black Student Athlete Summit at the University of Texas, March 2015

Professional Summary

The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, J.D. 2013

Wake Forest. B.A., 2001

Bar Admission, Ohio

Sport Lawyers Association, Member

American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries

Columbus Bar Association, Board of Governors

John Mercer Langston Bar Association, Member

Greater Columbus Sports Commission, Board of Commissioners

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Member

Publications

“The Missing Piece: What (Who) Is Missing in the Play-to-Play Discussion”
Anomalysportsgroup.com, November 2019

“A Sports Lawyer’s Tips for Elite College Football Players”
1812 Columbus, August 2017

“The Legal and Financial Realities of Professional Sports For Black Males”
Black Males and Intercollegiate Athletics: An Exploration of Problems and Solutions
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, June 2015

Community

Sport Lawyers Association

American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries

Greater Columbus Sports Commission, Board Member

Columbus Bar Association, Board of Governors

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.