Skip to main content

Ronald C. Burke

Medical malpractice Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Ron Burke

  • Licensed for 39 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1984
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ronald

Learn Ronald’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice

    39 years

  2. Personal injury

    39 years

  3. Ethics and professional responsibility
    I represent victims of legal malpractice arising out of a variety of legal matters. Please visit my website at

    39 years

Attorney Ronald C. Burke, Esq. has practiced law for over 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.

In June 2023, he secured a $7,500,000 settlement after a jury verdict holding the driver of an SUV 95% liable for striking a pedestrian in the crosswalk who suffered a fractured skull and brain injuries.
In 2022 Ron Burke obtained two $5,000,000 jury verdicts: the first in Nassau County for a construction worker who fell off a ladder sustaining a pilon ankle fracture and the second in Kings County for the victim of medical/dental malpractice whose maxillary sinus infection was caused to spread to the frontal sinus and then to the brain.
In 2017 Ron Burke won one of the highest medical malpractice wrongful death verdicts in New York State that year in the amount of $5,730,000.
In 2016 Ron Burke obtained the 5th and 6th Highest Construction Accident Jury Verdicts in New York State according to the New York Law Journal.

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

Contact Ronald

Similar lawyers nearby

Law Offices of Ronald C. Burke, Esq.
7 World Trade Center
Suite 2701
New York, NY, 10007


5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by Tet | August 13, 2015
He's the guy!
I recently settled my case leaded by Mr. Ronald C. Burke. He's very brilliant, compassionate and fight for you until your satisfactions are met. I'd recommend him one hundred percent.
Posted by Lorenzo | May 3, 2013
In dealing with Ron Burke I finally felt that I was with a lawyer that believed in my case just as much as i did and was not there just to make a quick buck. My case was unique and there is not a lot of lawyers that handle this type of case because legal malpractice is a very grey area. At the end a recovery was made and recovery or not I considered myself very fortunate to have been represented by Mr. Ron Burke. So when you think that there is no one to help you, think again, Ronald C Burke attorney at law.
Read less
Posted by Mary | April 29, 2013
Outstanding Lawyer...
I found Ronald Burke to be an outstanding lawyer. He is smart, honest and kind. I appreciated the fact that my calls and questions were respectfully anwsered in a timely manner. Ron carefully explained the details of my case in terms I could relate to. At one point I wanted to settle, he encourage me to wait and I am thrilled that I did. My settlement was more than I could have ever imagined. I am forever grateful to him.
Read less
Posted by Stephen | April 25, 2013
A lawyer who truly cares
Ron Burke is as compassionate as he is brilliant. I entered the court room with complete confidence with Ron at my side.Knowing that he had my best interest at heart. My family and I are eternally grateful to Ron Burke and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer.


  • Contingency 30%-33%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • Kelner & Kelner
  • 2004 - Present
  • Partner
  • Brand Brand & Burke
  • 1995 - 2004
  • Partner/Associate
  • L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, LLP
  • 1987 - 1995


  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • Chaudhry Noor v. City of New York
  • March, 2013 - Verdict for $3,600,000.00
  • Denise Scarpati v. Staten Island Univ Hospital
  • May 2012 - Verdict for $1,000,000.00
  • Stella Lewis v New York City Transit Authority
  • February 2012 - Verdict for $5,100,000.00
View all legal cases


  • New York County Lawyers' Association, Anatomy of a Deposition Seminar
  • Chairman
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Village of Rockville Center, Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Chairman
  • N/A
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1984 - 2014
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
View all awards


  • 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 Doctrine
  • 1994
  • 608 N.Y.S.2d 320 (2nd Dept.1994)
  • Attorney Responsible For Negligence of Process Server But Client Can't Prove "But For" Causation
  • 1994
  • 592 N.Y.S.2d 431 (2nd Dept. 1993)
  • Attorney Found at Fault For Untimely Lawsuit But Case Dismissed Since Lawsuit Would Have Lost Anyway
  • 1993
  • 549 N.Y.S.2d 144 (2nd Dept. 1989)
  • Legal Malpractice Claimant Dismissed For Failure to Prove That Underlying Medical Malpractice Action Was Meritorious
  • 1989
  • 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 Client
  • 1989
View all publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Anatomy of a Deposition-CLE
  • Examinations Before Trial
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Ronald
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"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!"
Personal injury
New York Medical malpractice Lawyer Ronald C. Burke
Ronald C. Burke
Medical malpractice Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 39 years