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.
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
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.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Managing Partner||Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson||1989 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|West Virginia University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|West Virginia University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1976|
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