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Joseph R. Burcke is a St. Louis, Missouri based attorney whose practice focuses upon estate planning issues, including representation of disabled individuals and their families. He provides clients advice upon the appropriate use of Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Non-probate beneficiary designations and other legal techniques to maintain client control of assets, avoid needless costs of probate in the event of disability or death, prevent impoverishment as a result of nursing home costs, and minimize estate and gift taxes and related costs.

Joe is devoted entirely to helping families preserve and protect their future and the futures of their children through appropriate estate planning. This includes development of Wills, Trusts, and sophisticated planning techniques for clients, as well as Trust and Estate Administration, Elder Law Planning, including Medicaid, Special Needs and Life Care Planning issues. He has helped thousands of people who are concerned about protecting their families from the devastating legal effects of disability and death. Through public and private seminars, professional continuing education seminars and numerous articles, both for other attorneys and the general public, Joseph R. Burcke strives to inform other professionals and the public of the need to properly plan for the future. He is dedicated to helping people protect their children, their assets, provide for their loved ones and plan for life's contingencies through proper estate planning.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
  2. Probate: 25%
  3. Elder Law: 25%



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Contact info

Joseph R. Burcke, L.L.C.

7777 Bonhomme
Suite 1501
St. Louis, MO, 63105


MOGood Standing, Active197501/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Martindale Hubbell"AV" Preeminent Rated2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Missouri Bar, Probate and Trust Law CommitteeN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Joseph R. Burcke, L.L.C.A Complete Guide to Wills, Trust and Estate Planning2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Columbia School of LawLawN/AN/A
Saint Louis UniversityN/AN/AN/A