Our Legal Team

Aaron Lukoff

The emphasis of Aaron Lukoff’s law practice is civil and criminal traffic defense, criminal defense, real estate law, business law and representing clients in tort cases.

A Northwest native, Aaron was born and raised in Seattle.  For the last 28+ years Aaron has made his home in Bellingham.  He earned his undergraduate degree in linguistics from the University of Washington before moving on to attend Seattle University School of Law.  After receiving his J.D., Aaron moved back to Bellingham to start his legal career.

Aaron is a practicing member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Swinomish Tribal Bar Association, the Lummi Tribal Bar Association, the Whatcom County Bar Association, and the U.S. Federal Bar Association of the Western District in Washington.  He has successfully represented clients in courts in 34 of the 39 counties in the state of Washington.

In addition to his successful private practice, Aaron is a former tort law instructor, in the Paralegal Program, at Whatcom Community College.  He has also lectured at the Seattle University Law School, and remains a member of the Seattle University Law School Alumni, the University of Washington Alumni, and the Western Washington University Alumni.


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Sean Mckee

Sean McKee was born and raised in Seattle, Washington.  After graduating from West Seattle High School he moved to Bellingham in 1996 to attend Western Washington University.  He received his B.A. from Western Washington University in 2001.

In 2004 Sean moved to San Diego, California to go to law school.  In 2007 he received his Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.  During law school, Sean would come back to Bellingham for the summer to intern at the Whatcom County Public Defender’s Office.  After passing the Washington Bar Exam, Sean McKee began working full time as a Public Defender handling misdemeanor cases in Whatcom County District Court as well as handling Truancy matters and Juvenile Arraignments in Whatcom County Superior Court.

After three years as a Public Defender, Sean went on to start his own practice; the McKee Law Firm.  After several years of running that firm Sean came to work for The Law Offices of Aaron M. Lukoff & Associates, PLLC to be a part of the excellent team of lawyers who work there.

Today, Sean still focuses on the defense of misdemeanor charges.  Although now expanding to Skagit and King Counties as well as all the smaller surrounding municipalities. He also handles civil infractions and defends felony charges.

Sean McKee sits on the Board of Directors for the local non-profit Make.Shift.  Make.Shift is an all-ages space for up and coming artists and musicians to create, practice, perform and display unique and local art and music.


David Kennedy

David Kennedy was born in Bellingham, Washington, and grew up in Whatcom County. While in High School, David attended Whatcom Community College through the Running Start program, and graduated Cum Laude with an Associate in Arts and Sciences degree in 1994.

In 1998, David entered Western Washington University, where he completed a major in Philosophy and minors in Latin, Greek, and Classical Studies. While at Western, he made the President’s List, which recognizes a 4.00 GPA, for nine consecutive quarters. David graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2001 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy.

In 2003, David moved to Seattle to attend Seattle University School of Law. While there, he served as an editor on the Seattle University Law Review. David received his Juris Doctor in 2006, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

After taking the bar, David moved back to Bellingham, WA, where he began practicing personal injury and criminal defense in private practice. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association, Western District of Washington. The focus of David’s practice is personal injury, criminal defense, and civil infractions. He also has experience in administrative hearings, civil forfeitures and landlord/tenant law.

In addition to practicing law, David practices being a dad, and enjoys spending almost all of his free time with his wife and three young boys.


Our Paralegals

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Jonathan Casson

Aside from his education in Law and Justice he brings many other valued skills to our team. Jonathan was raisedin the mid west, maybe by middle class suburbanites, maybe not, but ended up working with us. Jonathan received his AAS with honors in paralegal studies from Whatcom Community College, where he and Aaron Lukoff first met.

Now, he is majoring in Law and Justice at Central Washington University, then, going on to law school in Washington or Oregon to eventually serve as a zealous advocate.  Jonathan also has a background in mobile and low voltage electronics as well as IT. He loves his family, heavy metal, video games, and finding answers to legal questions. You may see him around Bellingham buying home brew supplies, at the library, at the park,  or at the grocery store, if you do, say “Hey man can I get a buck?” 


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Ryan English

Ryan English works for me at my offices.  He is a terrific self starter and is reliable to follow through with tasks that are necessary to run my law offices.

Ryan is immensely talented and is rumored to have killed 43 people with his bare hands when he was a merchant marine fighting pirates off of the coast of Somalia.  I would be afraid to cross him.

I talked with Ryan's previous employer at the CDC and he told me that Ryan's work on the Human Genome Project was critical to the development of many new cures for numerous diseases including MS, diabetes and ALS.

I am also impressed with Ryan's volunteer work with NARAL and at the Humane Society.  He counsels unwed mothers during their pregnancies and finds homes for kittens and puppies.  Ryan is also an avid runner and competes several times a year in marathons.