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Ms. Burke is a fourth-generation Houstonian, with strong ties to the State of Texas. She began her legal career working for Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., a 47 year-old maritime personal injury law firm in the Spring of her first year of law school, 1999.

Since that time, she has focused her litigation practice on personal injury claims. Ms. Burke made a name for herself through her marketing efforts and management of both an intake department and referral practice, dealing with clients of every case type on a daily basis. She is considered a local success in both legal web marketing and law firm social media marketing.

Ms. Burke previously clerked for Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles, California, practicing poverty law, represented indigent immigration clients through the University of Houston Legal Aid Clinic, and interned in Texas family court.

Ms. Burke joined Watts Guerra LLP in September of 2011 and serves the firm as Of Counsel.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
  3. Car Accidents: 20%



Contingent (33-50%)

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Contact info

Stacey E. Burke, P.C.

415 Westheimer Road
Suite 209A
Houston, TX, 77006


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200110/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Ten Blog PostsTexas Bar Today2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2015
Top 40 Under 40Houston Business Journal2014
Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2013
Lex Award (Highest Grade) - Contracts IUniversity of Houston Law Center1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerStacey E. Burke, P.C.2010 - Present
Of CounselWatts Guerra LLP2011 - 2014
AttorneySchechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, LLP2008 - 2011
AttorneySchechter, McElwee & Shaffer LLP2002 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Women Trial LawyersMember2013 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2012 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2011 - Present
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationVice President, Co-chair Communications, Board of Directors2010 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident's Committee on New Technology, Membership Committee2010 - 2014
Association of Women AttorneysMember2009 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2001 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar Association JournalWhat's Working for Lawyers Seeking Better Search Engine Results2015
Trial MagazineBeware These Seven Common Marketing Mistakes2015
Trial MagazineFighting the Good Fight2014
Trial MagazineRobert Habush Reflects On Fights That Mattered2014
Women Trial Lawyers Caucus NewsletterLawyer Online Directory Listings: Digital Branding for the Individual Lawyer2013
Women Trial Lawyers Caucus NewsletterLaw Firm Social Media Use: The Basics2013
Law InsiderDoes Your Law Firm Website Suck?2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University Of HoustonLawDoctor of Jurisprudence2001
University of Texas System, AustinJournalism and Mass CommunicationBachelor of Journalism in Public Relations1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Women's RetreatPersonal Branding2015
May Institute: New MediaSocial Media Marketing: Implementation2015
Annual MeetingAutomating Your Business Development2015
PR DayEthical and Legal Issues Associated with Law Firm Public Relations2014
Marketing and Practice Management SeminarWhat Am I Doing Wrong: Top 10 Biggest Marketing Mistakes2014
Market & Build Your PracticeCustomer Relationship Management: CRM and the Law Firm2014
Law Practice Management CLEDigital Marketing2014
First Annual CLECreating, Marketing, and Protecting Your Online Brand2014
Downtown LuncheonTop 10 Marketing Mistakes Made By Lawyers2014
The Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, 18th Annual Insurance Law InstituteMarketing and Advertising: Social Media for Law Firms2013
How Unexciting Brands Can Rock Social MediaHouston Social Media Breakfast2013
Houston Bar Association, Litigation Section CLE LuncheonEthical Digital Marketing for Lawyers2013
Needles Manager SymposiumIntake and Marketing ROI2011
Rising Tide RoundtableInternet Marketing for Lawyers2010
Needles User Group MeetingManaging Referral Practice2010