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Robert Joseph Burke

Robert Joseph Burke JR

Practice areas:

Trucking Accident, Construction Defect Defense, Corporate & Incorporation, Admiralty & Maritime, Personal Injury

Robert Burke

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About Me

The following are Mr. Burke’s primary practice areas:

Construction Defect Defense: Represents general contractors and subcontractors in construction defect claims.

Truck Accident Litigation: Represents large and small trucking companies as insureds in major auto liability claims.

Maritime Finance: Represents financial institutions in documenting secured maritime lending transactions. Participated in transactions ranging from $1 million to $750 million.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Trucking Accident: 51%
    19 years
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 20%
  3. Construction Defect Defense: 20%
  4. Admiralty & Maritime: 5%
    19 years
  5. Personal Injury: 4%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Richard John Davies

    I endorse this lawyer's work.


    Richard Davies Admiralty & Maritime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Chase Christian Alvord

    I endorse this lawyer's work.


    Chase Alvord Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Holmes Weddle & Barcott

999 Third Avenue
Suite 2600
Seattle, WA, 98104-4018

Holmes Weddle & Barcott

701 West 8th Ave., Suite 700
Anchorage, AK, 99501-3468




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderHolmes Weddle & Barcott2007 - Present
AttorneyHolmes Weddle & Barcott2000 - 2007
AttorneyMetz & Associates1996 - 1999
Summer AssociateLitton Industries1995 - 1995

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Transportation Lawyers of AmericaMember2007 - Present
BIAHCBoard Member2006 - 2008
United States Supreme Court BarAdmitted2004 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted1996 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAdmitted1996 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember1996 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
ConfidentialNo liability found at mediation.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Willamette Journal of International Law & PolicyTurning the Lens Inward: Focusing on Human Rights Abuses in Burma1996

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela Facultad de DerechoInternational StudiesN/A1994
Colorado CollegeDramaBA - Bachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Longshore ConferenceLongshore2004