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Burke Smith

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Omaha, NE

5.0   23 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NE
    Acquired 1992
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About Burke

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Representing individuals and couples in chapter 7 & 13 bankruptcy as well as suing creditors who violate debtors rights after their discharge. I also represent people who are abused or harassed by debt collectors who violate the FDCPA.

    32 years, 928 cases

  2. Tax
    Representing people who have owe taxes to the IRS. I help people pay the lowest amount of money allowed by law on their delinquent tax obligations, working directly with the Internal Revenue Service so they don't have to.

    16 years


Burke Smith Law
10730 Pacific St. #100
Omaha, NE, 68114


5.0 / 5.0
  23 customer reviews
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Posted by Russell | May 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very Impressed
Thank you, Burke and Lexi! They helped keep the process of my bankruptcy a simple and almost pain free experience. I would most certainly hire Burke again!
Posted by Clayton | June 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Chapter 7
Lexi and Burke made this very easy for me. I thought it would be a long process with a ton of work. They made things go very smoothly for me which in return made it easy for me to focus on work. Highly recommend Burke Smith Law
Posted by Haleigh | May 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Burke was great at always talking to me when I called, or returning my call the same day. It was helpful because I had a lot of anxiety and questions and called a lot! Gif assistant was wonderful as well.
Posted by Tracey | April 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very Thankful we found Burke
We had a HUGE tax debt with noway to pay it. We found Burke Smith and very thankful we did. He is very Knowledgeable and Personable, and guided us smoothly through the process. We recommend Burke 100%
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2019
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Happy customer
He is the greatest...he brought my smile back .. After collections, calls, possible garnishment, I was overwhelmed. He walked me through the process and is still very helpful by email . He is a blessing ...I would recommend him for sure
Posted by Paul | June 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable and comforting
Both Burke Smith and his associate Dana Ulrich were both extremely easy to work with and comforting in this not so enjoyable process. They both laid out everything I needed to accomplish and were both readily available throughout the process if I came across any issues or questions. Even after my bankruptcy court date, they are both still available to help out with any questions regarding job changes and anything else that would effect the bankruptcy. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Heather | April 18, 2016
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Very Honest and Trustworthy
When I was looking for a Bankruptcy Attorney, being this is my first time ever filing. The lawyers that I would call, you would either have to leave a message, and pray they call you back, or you can set up apt with them, but they wanted 350.00 up front.. HMM I am filing for Bankruptcy and you want to charge me. When I called Burke smith Law, I was very surprised that Burke answered and I got to talk with him right away. We sat and talked on the phone, and then set up apt. I am telling you what after that apt I was hooked and felt so comfortable with trusting him. Everytime you call, he would answer the phone, you never had to wait for a answer, or wait days for him to call you back. He truly is a great lawyer to help you with anything. He walks you through it step by step. Very reasonable in price..Trust me when I tell you not to even look further and call him... Just at lest talk with him, he won't let you down.
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Posted by Michelle | March 24, 2016
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Burke Smith was very honest and helpful. My husband and I when to talk to him and he explained/answered all of our questions. He made our bankruptcy process very simple and quick. The last thing I was very pleased with was his availability. We called or emailed served times to ask additional questions and he was able to answer and address our needs each time within a day or less. We are very grateful to have found Burke Smith because felt comforted from the beginning to the end of filing bankruptcy.
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Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2015
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Very good experience
I had gone and talk to other attorneys prior to talking to Mr. Burke. I knew that he was the one I wanted. Not that the others did not treat me with respect but the others, I felt, just cared about getting the fee they were going to receive. At my first meeting with Mr. Burke, he started off by making me very comfortable and reasurring me that life after bankruptcy will be alright. He then explained to me exactly how the process works very thoroughly. After filing, he kept me informed and got back to me quickly if he needed something to proceed. Also I would like to give a shout out to his assistant, Dana. She too treated me with respect. And after discharge, you receive a link to a credit building program free of charge. I have used it and my credit score hs gone up. If you are thinking about filing bankruptcy, I would recommend Mr. Burke and Dana. I do not think you will be disappointed. And by the way, Mr. Burke was the only attorney that offered me something to drink.
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Posted by Kay | June 9, 2015
Business Owner
Burke and his staff were very professional,knowledgeable and kept me informed throughout the process. I would recommend anyone to use his practice.
Posted by Ellen | May 29, 2015
Reassuring experience
For such a scary time in my life, and after having had a bad experience with a divorce attorney, hiring and working with Mr. Smith was like a gentle pat on the back. He was NON-judgmental, friendly, thoughtful, reassuring, willing, present, and understanding. I never felt rushed, unheard, or like I was simply another paycheck. I HIGHLY recommend him!
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Posted by James | February 25, 2015
Burke Smith
Burke, was great to work with. Burke, was great on explaining the process to my wife and I. He is very forward and to the point and everything went very smooth. In a stressful time it was great to have someone in your corner who is willing to help and defend you. Thank you Burke for your help.
Posted by Candice | December 2, 2014
Peace and reassurance of my financial health
Burke & Dana your office is AMAZING. I initially thought that bankruptcy would not work for me and after the first call to your office I was reassured the process was not as bad as what I thought. Your team answer my questions right away and now I feel at peace with my overall financial health and well being. I can now answer my phone without cringing in thinking that it's another collector stating they are planning to garnish my wages. With the current plan in place I can now rest easy. I would recommend your services to the world. Thanks again for assisting me through this entire process.
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Posted by Ashley | July 16, 2014
He takes the stress out of bankruptcy.
I was very nervous about filing bankruptcy (chapter 7), and nervous that I would be shamed or made to feel bad about my situation, but that isn't what happened at all. Burke really has compassion and didn't ever make me feel like I should be embarrassed or ashamed at all. He walked me through every step of the process, let me know deadlines, what I needed, what he needed, and what the next steps were. I really appreciated how dedicated he was to making sure that I understood what was going on, without ever seeming above me, or condescending at all. He's really great to work with, as is Dana, and I couldn't have hoped for a better experience. I not only would recommend him, but I already have to a couple friends who also had concerns about where to start, and how they would be treated.
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Posted by Ryan Deets | July 4, 2014
Client says best in Omaha, NE by far
Mr. Smith is amazing. He definitely knows his stuff. I came in to his office in quite the pickle. He treated me as a person and not as a customer in need of a sales pitch. This guy is very professional and straight to the point. You can be honest with him, he is a good guy for sure. Every time i was in doubt, and was worried about something as far as my debt was concerned or how this process will work, he would always make me feel like everything was OK. Now i had my doubts don't get me wrong. However he walked me through the whole process and has been their for me since then. Every time scamming debt collectors called me, he's been their for me. Even after we closed the deal on my bankruptcy. He is an amazing guy and the risk and trust I put into a guy I new nothing about was well worth it. I would trust this guy with anything his services have to offer. Bankruptcy's can be expensive sure. But he is a person just like most of us with a problem, and understands that, well if were coming to him we must be in some financial trouble. So he does accept payments. Just don't blow smoke with the guy is all I have to say. Remember when you hire him, he's working for you, not the debt collectors. He is here for us. He will work with you in anyway he possibly can as long as you are willing to do your part. Highly recommended for sure.
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Posted by Bill | May 29, 2014
Excellent service!!!
From the very first meeting, Burke and Dana went to great lengths to put us at ease during this very stressful process. He was very knowledgeable when answering all of our questions and always responded very quickly, even on weekends and holidays. While I would never wish financial hardship on anyone, if you need advice, this is the office to go to!!
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Posted by Mike | May 28, 2014
Best in Omaha!
Awesome service is something that just does not happen often in today’s environment. I found Burke Smith Law to be a pleasant exception to that trend! I recently had an urgent need to get a CH-7 filed for a job related issue. The problem was that the issue arose on a Friday (the Friday before Memorial Day weekend), and I needed the case filed by Tuesday morning! Impossible right? I started calling friends that are corporate attorneys explaining my dilemma. After multiple calls asking who is the best and who would be open to accommodating my request, one name kept rising to the top. With little expectation of being able to accomplish my goal, I called Burke Smith late Friday afternoon and explained my problem and the need to act quickly. “Long-story-short,” Mr. Smith met me at his office on Memorial Day, no doubt, worked all weekend and helped me get done what I needed to get done. He saved my career! Finding yourself in a position that requires a bankruptcy is not a pleasant experience. Finding an attorney that “gets it” sure helps! I certainly hope that I never find myself in a position like this again – if I do, I guarantee you that the ONLY call I will make is to Burke Smith. You should, too!
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Posted by Caroline | May 1, 2014
Professional Knowledgeable Understanding Patient and Exceptional
Burke & Dana I want to thank you for your representation in my case during this difficult time for me. Both of you were very knowledgeable, straight forward, calm, helpful, and courteous with regards to dealing with me and my questions. I was completely overwhelmed and with your patience and understanding, the bankruptcy process went smoothly. You had the extpertise to handle any glitch that arose and your knowledge of the bankruptcy system was exceptional. I was kept abreast of everything that was happening at all times which made the process manageable and understandable. I cannot thank you enough for all your help. Your professionalism was always of high quality. I am forever grateful for your help. I will not hesitate to refer anyone who needs legal suport to your office.
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Posted by Shelly | March 14, 2014
Burke is very easy to work with and really is looking out for his clients best interests.
Burke is very easy to talk to and can guide you through a very stressful process. Filing for Bankruptcy is never easy but Burke was easy to talk to, made you feel comfortable and explained things very well. He was always available to answer any questions or issues that came up and I never felt like he was talking down to me. I am just really happy that I chose to use him for my Bankruptcy he made the process less stressful. I really feel like he was looking out for our best interest.
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Posted by Darrin | March 6, 2014
Very Satisfied During A Difficult Time
After the loss of my job I found myself falling further into debt without any relief in sight. I relocated to Omaha from Texas after my job loss for a new start. The problem was my new job wasn't paying enough to handle my debt. After a friendly phone conversation with Mr. Smith, I decided to seek his advice. He was very informative and helpful while helping me come to the decision to file for bankruptcy. During this process he noticed some violations in a threat letter sent to me from a debt collector and he brought this to my attention with accurate detail. After my bankruptcy was final he helped me pursue a lawsuit against this particular company and a settlement was reached very promptly after doing so. The settlement amount actually reimbursed me for my bankruptcy fees. Due to his attention to detail and kind consultation I would highly recommend Mr. Smith. In fact, my partner and I were so impressed he is currently representing her. Thanks again Burke!
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Burke Smith Law
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Skrupa Law Office
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Reliant Transportation, LLC
  • 2005 - 2009


  • University of Nebraska College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sandra S. Mitchell v. Brumbaugh & Quandahl, P.C., LLO and West Asset Management, Inc.
  • Judgment for my client and against West Asset Management and Brumbaugh & Quandahl


  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


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Given (8)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Burke is an extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful, and experienced consumer attorney. Having had the pleasure of getting to know Burke over the last several years, as well as working through cases together, I very highly recommend him for any legal matter. Burke is an extremely intelligent and passionate lawyer who is willing to work hard to fight for your consumer rights!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Burke is the kindest, smartest lawyer I know. He consistently outperforms other lawyers in every facet of his practice. I rely on him for advice, counsel, and insight on all thing bankruptcy and debt. He and I have enjoyed a great legal working relationship on cases, and an even better friendship. Omaha is well-served to have him as their own!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Smith is an aggressive attorney that understands your concerns and goals. This lends to good outcomes for his clients. You need an attorney that is not afraid to take on your Bankruptcy and Debt issues in order to save you money and time. Wtih Attorney Smith on your side, you cannot go wrong regarding your money."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"We've been working together on tax and bankruptcy issues for a few months and I have to say that I am very impressed by Attorney Smith. Just one recent example... he called me on a case that was a combination tax/bankruptcy matter wanting to verify some ideas on finding the best way to help his client. Many attorneys would just have skipped helping the client because it was a complicated matter, but Attorney Smith researched it and wanted to verify that his conclusion was the best and most effective use of the client's resources - his client was in bankruptcy so had limited money (I wrote a manual on tax dispute resolution that he had in his private library) - he had come up with the right solution, which many attorneys would have skipped over. What impressed me was his caring for his client, his understanding of a complicated area of the law and the willingness to put his ego aside and verify he was doing the right thing by his client. In summary - I endorse him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Burke is a smart lawyer that knows his bankruptcy and debt collection law very well. Will go the extra mile for his clients."
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Omaha Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Burke Smith
Burke Smith
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Omaha, NE
Licensed for 31 years