James F. Burke

Jim Burke is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on the defense of complex, high-exposure premises, security guard, construction, auto and general liability claims in New York state and federal courts. Jim also has defended product liability, lead poisoning and medical malpractice claims during his career.

Drawing on the finely honed investigative skills he developed as a detective sergeant with the New York Police Department (NYPD), Jim often is brought in on cases being prepared for trial or mediation to ensure that all key issues and possible defenses have been uncovered.

Jim has been lead trial attorney on more than 50 cases and recently has won defense verdicts in a federal civil rights Section 1983 abuse of force claim in the Southern District of New York; a premises security case in the Supreme Court, New York County; and a negligent premises maintenance claim in the Supreme Court, Westchester County.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Crisis Management, 2) General Liability & Casualty, 3) Transportation and 4) Construction
Law School Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1996
Admitted Year 2000
Education Manhattan College, B.A., 1988
Most recent firm Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
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