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Attorney Ronald C. Burke, Esq. has practiced law for 30 years and has focused extensively on personal injury and malpractice cases. He is a seasoned trial lawyer and has won many multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for his clients over the years. His extensive success in malpractice litigation, has gained him a strong reputation for success. He has been featured in the news and is a regular lecturer for the New York County Lawyers Association, as well as having lectured before the New York State Bar Association.


Mr. Burke's awards and accolades are many. Among them, he has been included in New York Super Lawyers® each year since 2010, and he has received the highest-possible AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. Verdict Search, a part of the New York Law Journal, frequently recognizes his notable successes after winning some of the highest verdicts in past years. He was also featured in their list of the "Top New York Verdicts of 2011" and "Top New York Settlements of 2012." He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as before the United States Supreme Court. Attorney Advertising


Languages spoken: Polish, Spanish, Russian

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    32 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 40%
    32 years
  3. Ethics: 20%
    32 years



Contingent (30-33%)

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Burke was one of the most talented and formidable adversaries I have ever encountered during a trial in over thirty years of trying cases. He was extremely well prepared on all the facts and he understood the medicine as well as any of the physician/doctor witnesses. He was a consummate professional and clearly devoted to the best interests of his injured client. The jury believed his arguments and trusted his word. I only hope I never have to face him again.


    Guy Lawrence Advertising Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    I can't say enough about Ron. He is a dedicated, intelligent trial attorney who knows how to take care of a client with respect and handle a case in the most professional and efficient manner. We should have more attorneys like Ron!


    Todd Strier Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Law Offices of Ronald C. Burke, Esq.

140 Broadway
Suite 3701
New York, NY, 10005-1108


NYCurrently registered 198403/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Trial AttorneyKelner & Kelner2004 - Present
PartnerBrand Brand & Burke1995 - 2004
Partner/AssociateL'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, LLP1987 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Super LawyersN/A2010 - 2015
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1984 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chaudhry Noor v. City of New YorkMarch, 2013 - Verdict for $3,600,000.00
Denise Scarpati v. Staten Island Univ HospitalMay 2012 - Verdict for $1,000,000.00
Stella Lewis v New York City Transit AuthorityFebruary 2012 - Verdict for $5,100,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
New York State Law Reporting BureauGiangrasso v. Callahan2011
New York State Law Reporting BureauCarl Gambino v. City of New York2009
New York Post$7.5 MIL SUICIDE ATTEMPT - City Must Pay Up2008
692 N.Y.S.2d 121 (2nd Dept. 1999)Can a Legal Malpractice Claim Be Sold?1999
641 N.Y.S.2d 360 (2nd Dept. 1996)Can the Defendant Attorney in a Legal Malpractice Case Sue the Client's New Attorney?1996
609 N.Y.S.2d 660 (2nd Dept. 1994)Legal Malpractice-Statute of Limitations-Continuous Representation Doctrine1994
608 N.Y.S.2d 320 (2nd Dept.1994)Attorney Responsible For Negligence of Process Server But Client Can't Prove "But For" Causation1994
592 N.Y.S.2d 431 (2nd Dept. 1993)Attorney Found at Fault For Untimely Lawsuit But Case Dismissed Since Lawsuit Would Have Lost Anyway1993
549 N.Y.S.2d 144 (2nd Dept. 1989)Legal Malpractice Claimant Dismissed For Failure to Prove That Underlying Medical Malpractice Action Was Meritorious1989
543 N.Y.S.2d 516 (2d Dept. 1989)Legal Malpractice Defendant Not Entitled to Deduct From Damages Owed, the Fees He Would Have Charged The Client1989
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
State University of New York, AlbanyPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Anatomy of a Deposition-CLEExaminations Before Trial2015