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Samuel Boynton Burke

Litigation Attorney at Denton, TX

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Samuel B. Burke, Sam Burke

  • Licensed for 26 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1998
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Samuel

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In a relatively short period of time Sam Burke has established a reputation as one of the top litigators in the State of Texas.  Clients have benefited from Sam's expertise in complex matters involving real estate, governmental litigation, probate, and serious personal injury. Sam also handles a wide variety of complex issues regarding Oil & Gas and has extensive experience in land use litigation, legal malpractice defense, and class action litigation.


Sam graduated from Krum High School and received his Bachelors in Liberal Arts from Austin College.  Inspired by his father, Hardy Burke, Sam decided to attend law school and in 1998 he received his law degree from Texas Tech School of Law.  After graduating from Texas Tech, he returned to Denton to practice law with his father.  After several years as a partner at Wood, Thacker & Weatherly, P.C., Sam recently has become a shareholder at Alagood & Cartwright, P.C.

Sam Burke received his board certification in Civil Trial Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been honored by his peers and legal publications throughout his legal career.  Sam was named a "Texas Rising Star" in General Litigation as published by Thomson Reuters for Texas Monthly Magazine 2008 - 2013.  In 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, Sam received the prestigious AV Preeminent rating (Top) by Martindale-Hubbell and was recognized as one of the Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40 in Texas by the National Trial Lawyers Organization.  

In addition to his law practice, Sam is involved in the local community.  Sam serves as a board member of the Corinth Economic Development Corporation.  For several years, he served as a member of the Board of Communities in Schools of North Texas and is a past president of that organization.  Sam also served as a Director of the Denton County Bar Association and as a member of the Denton County Bar Association's Judiciary Committee.  

"I have unique perspectives and insights because I have worked for both Plaintiffs and Defendants.  And, while I love courtroom work, because I am a trial attorney, I recognize when the courtroom is not the best place to solve a problem.  Some of my most satisfying work has been done with long-term clients who bring me into their trust and allow me to provide that ounce of prevention that avoids the need for a pound of cure."

Sam lives in Corinth with his wife, Dr. Anna Burke, and their two children, Catherine and Samuel.



Alagood Cartwright Burke PC
319 West Oak
Denton, TX, 76201


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Posted by Marci | March 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer!
I had a wonderful experience with Sam Burke! He is knowledgeable in his field, thoughtful and very responsive to his client's needs. He was also quick to communicate and follow up with me. I very much appreciate his commitment, candor and compassion during this process. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone and specifically, Sam Burke.
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2014
Recommendation for Sam Burke
Sam represented my firm in several litigation matters. He is an excellent attorney and keep me informed throughout the process. I was very happy with the service I received and I have recommended him to family and friends.


  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Alagood & Cartwright, P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Wood, Thacker & Weatherly, PC
  • 2005 - 2013


  • Texas Tech University
  • law
  • 1997
  • Austin College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995


  • Corinth City Council
  • City Council
  • 2015 - Present
  • Corinth Economic Development Board
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Denton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Board of Community Schools of North Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Denton County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Denton County Bar Association Judiciary Committee
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Organization
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Organization
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2009
  • Civil Trial Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • N/A
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Litigation Attorney | Feb 24
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Litigation Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Sam since he came to Denton to practice. I recently referred a friend to him, and would not hesitate to tell a colleague that Sam is a good choice to refer clients who need help with legal disputes."
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Denton Litigation Lawyer Samuel Boynton Burke
Samuel Boynton Burke
Litigation Attorney
Denton, TX
Licensed for 26 years