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Thomas Francis Burke

Securities and investment fraud Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1983
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Thomas F. Burke, P.C.
53 W Jackson Blvd Ste 1441
Chicago, IL, 60604-3537

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Posted by Wayne | November 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
To Whom It May Concern: In thinking about Tom Burke, the three words that come to mind are integrity, character and brilliance. I am in the Construction Industry and had been trying to receive payment from a customer for over 15 months. My lawyer at the time had yet to accomplish anything, so I finally made the decision to switch my representation. In under four months, Tom Burke was able to accomplish what no one else had been able to; he pushed the opposing council to avoid further delays, he kept the matter from going to court, he got us a very generous settlement, and he even went so far as to go to Kane County to pick up the check for us. Without Tom, my company might never have received the money that it deserved. He was efficient, persistent and knowledgeable, and offered a level of service rarely seen anymore. I would wholeheartedly recommend Tom to anyone and hope that he realizes my level of gratitude towards him. Sincerely, Wayne J. Klein II President Klein Construction
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Posted by John | October 11, 2017
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I am a former client and principal in reasonedresolutions, my business.
Tom Burke represented us with success in a dispute with an investment counselor. More than anything else, he was responsive and reactive to our information, asked questions on a need to know basis and kept us informed with developments. He was candid with his assessment of our posture, creative in his prosecution of our claim and persistent in his settlement posture. I am a lawyer, and I enjoyed working with Tom and appreciated his regard for my suggestions. We were far more financially benefited by his representation (resulting in more than a $1M recovery) than with other attorneys we consulted with who estimated the value of our claim at less than 10% of the settlement Tom Burke achieved. He virtually rescued out retirement.
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Posted by Paul | September 24, 2017
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High-Value Competence
Tom Burke represented me in an arbitration, and I am ever grateful for that. He was a quick study in learning the details of the matter at hand and demonstrated his grasp of the issues in his representation. He was professional, level-headed, and worked exceptionally well with our expert witness. He was also quick on his feet and able to effectively respond to the points raised by the opposition. As a result, my case was taken seriously, and we achieved a satisfying outcome. I highly value his competence and give my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Diane | September 20, 2017
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Great Representation!
My name is Diane, and I was recently represented by Thomas F. Burke in a reparations complaint against a commodities broker. Mr. Burke took so much time to familiarize himself with my situation. He kept good communication with me throughout a two year ordeal and helped me gather information and evidence to support my claim. When the date of the hearing finally came, I was impressed with Mr. Burke's organization and effort that he had put into my case. His quick wit and compassionate way of dealing with my complaint made the hearing so much easier for me. I could never have navigated this complicated system without his expertise. I highly recommend Thomas F. Burke.
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Posted by Rudy | September 18, 2017
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Thomas F. Burke, Esquire is an outstanding and highly knowledgeable securities attorney
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Thomas Burke, Esquire for the outstanding service that you provided in my father's case at FINRA. As a fellow litigation attorney, I was really impressed with not only your knowledge and insights about securities laws and jurisprudence, but also your ability to skillfully and thoughtfully navigate through and promptly respond to the numerous unexpected developments and difficulties that arose during the course of our case. As a client, you not only quickly earned my confidence, but also, more importantly, my complete trust since your considerable expertise, judgment and experience as a securities attorney and practitioner were apparent from the very beginning of the case. I would not hesitate to recommend you to any of my colleagues and friends should they ever require such representation and services. Rudy, Esquire
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Posted by Sam | May 30, 2017
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Excellen Atttorney
Mr. Tom Burke represented me in a very complex insurance litigation case for hail damage to my property in which insurance company refused to pay my claim. due to his excellent knowledge about arbitration proceeding and diligent technical research he did to prove the merit of my claim he was successful in securing a judgment in my favor. Tom is an attorney with impeccable integrity, very responsive and informative. I am extremely grateful to him for his thoughtful advice, his genuine concern and for helping me winning my claim. I absolutely recommend him to my family and friends if they be in need of legal assistance.
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AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Thomas F. Burke, P.C.
  • 1994 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Phelan, Doyle, Bolotin, and Burke
  • 1983 - 1994


  • John Marshall Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best of the Best, Top 1%
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals
  • 2017


  • PIABA Bar Journal
  • "New Disclosure Duties for a Futures Commission Merchant or an Introducing Broker?"
  • 2010

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Financial markets and services Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known and worked with Tom for many years. He is knowledgeable, thorough and tough. We met as adversaries and became friends, which also speaks well for him; he can advocate forcefully for his clients and still maintain friendly relations with the other side."
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Chicago Securities and investment fraud Lawyer Thomas Francis Burke
Thomas Francis Burke
Securities and investment fraud Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 40 years
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