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Joseph Robert Burcke

Trusts Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

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About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Trusts
    Probate Avoidance Trusts, Medicaid Qualification Trusts, Estate Tax Planning Trusts, including Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Qualified Personal residence Trusts, Charitable Planning.

  2. Estate planning
    Comprehensive estate planning, including Estate Tax Strategies, Probate Avoidance, Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and more.

    48 years

  3. Probate
    Decedent Estate Administration, Guardianships and Conservatorships, and Probate Litigation.

    48 years

  4. Family
    Divorce and Legal Separation, Custody Issues, Premarital Agreements

    48 years

Joseph R. Burcke is a St. Louis, Missouri based attorney whose practice focuses upon estate planning issues, including representation of disabled individuals and their families. He provides clients advice upon the appropriate use of Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Non-probate beneficiary designations and other legal techniques to maintain client control of assets, avoid needless costs of probate in the event of disability or death, prevent impoverishment as a result of nursing home costs, and minimize estate and gift taxes and related costs.

Joe is devoted entirely to helping families preserve and protect their future and the futures of their children through appropriate estate planning. This includes development of Wills, Trusts, and sophisticated planning techniques for clients, as well as Trust and Estate Administration, Elder Law Planning, including Medicaid, Special Needs and Life Care Planning issues. He has helped thousands of people who are concerned about protecting their families from the devastating legal effects of disability and death. Through public and private seminars, professional continuing education seminars and numerous articles, both for other attorneys and the general public, Joseph R. Burcke strives to inform other professionals and the public of the need to properly plan for the future. He is dedicated to helping people protect their children, their assets, provide for their loved ones and plan for life's contingencies through proper estate planning.

Licensed for 47 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 1975
Updated 01/01/2023

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

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Joseph R. Burcke, L.L.C.
222 South Central Avenue
Suite 600
Saint Louis, MO, 63105


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Posted by Joan | April 11, 2014
estate planning
Mr. Burcke was very well informed. He helped me resolve a complex estate problem with excellent results. I highly recommend him.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Joseph R. Burcke, L.L.C.
  • 2000 - Present
  • Partner
  • Beach, Burcke, Helfers & Mittleman, P.C.
  • 1990 - 2000
  • Partner
  • Kaveny, Beach, Nond, Ullom & Burcke, P.C.
  • 1986 - 1990
  • Principal
  • Joseph R. Burcke, P.C.
  • 1980 - 1986
  • Associate Attorney
  • Riezman & Blitz
  • 1978 - 1980
  • Associate Attorney
  • Sachs & Miller
  • 1975 - 1977
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  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • St. Louis University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
  • 1972


  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Probate and Trust Law Committee
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005


Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Joe for years. He is knowledgeable and works hard to ensure his clients receive the highest quality service."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation
Saint Louis Trusts Lawyer Joseph Robert Burcke
Joseph Robert Burcke
Trusts Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 47 years
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