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D. Michael Burke

Personal injury Attorney at Martinsburg, WV

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  • Licensed for 44 years
    State WV
    Acquired 1979
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2013

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D. Michael Burke is a Martinsburg trial attorney and the founding partner of Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson. He has been serving people injured due to the negligence of others in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia for 37 years, making those responsible for injuring others accept that responsibility. Mr. Burke represents those hurt and the families of people killed in all types of automobile collisions, trucking accidents, and motorcycle wrecks, as well as other cases resulting in wrongful death and injury, including medical malpractice, and dog bites, forcing those at fault--and their insurance companies--to pay.

A native West Virginian, Mr. Burke attended West Virginia University and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 1976, and received his law degree (J.D.) in 1979. While at WVU, he was elected Vice-President of the Student Body (1975-76); in law school, he was President of the Student Trial Lawyers Association (STLA) and was a member of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. Committed to seeking justice for his clients and recovering fair compensation for their injuries and losses, Mr. Burke has spent his entire legal career representing people against corporations and insurance companies, making sure that those responsible for causing injuries and deaths accept that responsibility and pay what is fair to those who were injured.

In his 37 years of practice, Michael Burke has tried dozens of cases to verdict, and has recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients. In addition, Mr. Burke has been involved in over 30 appellate cases, arguing cases before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals over 50 times, resulting in 22 printed opinions.


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Posted by William | January 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Representation!
Mike Burke was highly recommended to help assist me in an insurance claim. The insurance company stated their client was at fault, paid for my car repairs, but refused to pay my medical bills. Mr. Burke was very upfront and to the point about my case, how he was going to represent me, the possible outcomes, how long it may take to resolve, etc.. Mike Burke made sure my doctors bills were paid (my biggest concern) while also obtaining some money for myself as well. I was very pleased with Mike Burke and would highly recommend him for any such legal services.
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Response from D. Burke February 18, 2018
Thank you, William. I am glad that I could help you. Please call me if you have any legal needs in Martinsburg; if I can't help you, I will recommend a top-flight attorney who can.
Posted by Rhonda | August 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The best
Michael Burke, along with his partner, Larry Schultz, were able to get me out of a terrible settlement Terry Britt got me into. No one else in Martinsburg would have taken my case , but they did--and won. Britt tried to make me settle for $80,000, but I had $67,000 in medical bills, and he wanted to charge me 40% for his fee! Burke and Schultz got me out of Britt's deal, and got me $120,000, all of the insurance there was to get. They did me right; Britt did me wrong. And their fee was fair, too.
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Response from D. Burke February 18, 2018
Thanks, Rhonda. You were abused by Terry Britt. Larry Schultz and I were pleased that we could help you get some measure of justice.
Posted by Phyllis | March 20, 2014
Michael Burke did a great job for me
Mr. Burke obtained an excellent settlement in my case, but more than that, he was responsive, always returning my calls and explaining everything to me. I did not want to go to court, and Mr. Burke was able to keep me out of court.


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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2013.

Admonition issued in WV, 2013
updated on 10/14/2016

An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

D.'s comment: “Chief Justice Menis Ketchum of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals said it best: "I dissent, because nothing lawyer Burke did came close to being an ethical violation." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “The [majority] opinion comes to an unheard of conclusion,” says Roberta K. Flowers, Gulfport, FL, cochair of the ABA's Subcommittee on Professionalism of the Ethics and Professionalism Committee.”

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson
  • 1989 - Present


  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • West Virginia University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976


  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Best Law Firm
  • 2016 - Present
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • West Virginia Association for Justice
  • Board Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • People's Choice Award, Best Personal Injury Law Firm
  • Martinsburg Journal
  • 2017
  • 2016 Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Best Law Firm
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • People's Choice Award, Best Personal Injury Law Firm
  • Martinsburg Journal
  • 2015
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Personal injury Attorney | Nov 01
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"I endorse this lawyer.Mike is a well respected lawyer with years of experience and great results."
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Martinsburg Personal injury Lawyer D. Michael Burke
D. Michael Burke
Personal injury Attorney
Martinsburg, WV
Licensed for 44 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2013. See details