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Erika Ann Burke

Family Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   7 reviews

About Erika

Learn Erika’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    70%
    Including traditional litigation, collaborative law, and unbundled services. This includes divorce, child custody, child support, allocation of parental responsibilities, modifications, and pre-nuptial agreements.

  2. Adoption
    15%

  3. Mediation
    15%

I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut in 2005 with a Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, with honors. In 2008, I graduated magna cum laude and order of the curia from Capital University Law School, in Columbus, Ohio.

 

Along with receiving my law degree, I received a certification in Children and Family Law. During law school, I received the Cali Book Award for Academic Excellence in Secured Transactions and worked as a Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistance for first year law students.  I also volunteered at the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy and worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Peggy Walker in Douglasville, Georgia. While in Georgia, I assisted Judge Walker in creating a nationally presented project called Putting the Pieces Together: Promoting Resiliency in Children from Birth to Three. This presentation educated professionals on the best practices and procedures to meet the unique needs of the youngest children in foster care, by promoting safety, permanency and resiliency.

 

I completed an intensive interdisciplinary collaborative practice training sponsored by the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois in November of 2009.  I have also taken several Level II Collaborative trainings.   As a Collaborative Professional, I am trained to assist parties in settling family conflicts without going to Court.

Licensed for 14 years
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 11/27/2022
State CO
Status Inactive
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/04/2022
State MA
Status Inactive
Acquired 2009
Updated 09/19/2022
State IL
Status Retired
Acquired 2008
Updated 10/11/2022

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

Contact Erika

Prior: Harrington Brewster & Clein, PC
1623 Washington Street
Denver, CO, 80202
Chubb & Son, Inc., A Division Of Federal Insurance Company
82 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT, 06070
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Posted by cc | July 14, 2015
Outstanding Attorney
Erika is very knowledgeable, and has a grasp of divorce law. She is very patient with clients and is able to communicate in a way that makes difficult issues a little more easy to hear. Erika is creative at problem solving. She is able to find excellent solutions to problems that fit the needs of the family even in high conflict. Erika is also a strong litigator if a case finds itself into a courtroom.
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Posted by th | July 14, 2015
I endorse this attorney
I have worked with Erika Burke for 4 years and have found her to a great attorney. She is brilliant, responsive, and dedicated to her clients. She has amazing legal and technical skills and uses those skills to benefit her clients in an amazing way.
Posted by Miriam Jordan | March 20, 2015
Highly recommend Erika Burke
Erika Ann Burke is a wonderful and knowledgeable professional lawyer but also has a heart! I definitely recommend her to everyone!
Posted by Philip | March 20, 2015
The Best of the Best
Erika is knowledgeable and communicates well. She has empathy and compassion for her clients. I needed her services in order to obtain parenting time with my daughter. Erika gave me the information I needed to make informed choices. She thoroughly explained the entire process, from responding to initial pleadings through the court hearing. I thank her for everything she's done to help my family.
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Posted by Beth | March 19, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Divorce is not easy, especially when children are involved. Erika was a great ally. She guided me though the legal process and was extremely patient with my numerous questions. Erika understood the extra layers of difficulty that my ex-husband's mental health issues brought to the case and she was able to handle him (and his equally difficult lawyer) respectfully while still holding reasonable boundaries. Erika is a young lawyer who is humble enough to admit that she doesn't have all the answers and willing to ask for help from a more experienced lawyer if necessary. She was very realistic about the legal limitations of my case and did not make promises that she could not keep. She did her best to help my ex and me negotiate a fair divorce. In writing the divorce decree, she was very thorough and included an agreement for every issue I was concerned about. Erika is professional, compassionate, considerate, responsive and honest. Her approach to divorce is respectful of the entire family. She is very aware that family members will continue to have relationships after the divorce is final and keeps that in perspective while going through the legal process. I highly recommend her services.
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Posted by Anne | March 19, 2015
Professional, kind, and supportive
Erika provided excellent support for me during my divorce proceedings. She listened carefully to all my questions and concerns and gave me great advice. During mediation, she stayed by my side and was supportive throughout the process. I felt completely confident in her abilities - she is experienced and knows the legal process very well. She set my expectations and gave honest feedback to help me make good decisions. She is a kind and understanding person, and I was grateful to have her on my side.
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Posted by DaNae | March 18, 2015
Erika to the rescue.
If you want someone who keeps you informed, is very personable, knowledgable,and makes you feel like your case is the priortity. Erika is the lady to go to. We had to change attorney's two weeks before court. Erika stepped right in without any hesitation. She put the needs of my child and family 1st and helped us come up with a great resolution that we are still happy with a year later. She calls you, emails you, and gets paper work done fast. If you want someone who is upbeat and there for you every step through a difficult time Erika is the one to go to.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-220 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Legal Auditor
  • Chubb & Son, Inc., A Division Of Federal Insurance Company
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Harrington Brewster and Clein, PC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • The Law Firm of Elizabeth D. Carter
  • 2010 - 2011

Education

  • Capital University Law School
  • JD
  • 2008
  • University of Connecticut
  • BS
  • 2005

Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • 2009 - Present
  • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals
  • 2009 - Present
  • Collorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals
  • Secretary
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (11)
Endorse Erika
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a skilled practitioner in family law, and she shows a great deal of competence about the issues, as well as compassion for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Erika is brilliant and a skilled negotiator and litigator. Erika is dedicated to her clients and guides them to the best possible outcome. Erika is respected by judges and attorneys and clients. You will be in great hands with Erika."
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the pleasure of working with Erika on opposite sides of a case, as a mediator and as co-counsel in a trial setting. She is a highly skilled trial attorney and a very effective negotiator. Erika's strong grasp of the law combined with her care for her clients make her one of the very best attorneys I know."
Family Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Erika is absolutely the best. She is an excellent writer, litigator, and advocate. She maintains a collaborative, comfortable, and approachable demeanor in her cases. She is wonderful to work with."
Family Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Erika and I shared a mutual client, and she demonstrated an outstanding ability to advise and assist the client through a very difficult and stressful situation. I would not hesitate to refer family law clients to her."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Erika as a family law mediator and litigator. I've had the opportunity to work with Erika several times in the mediation session, and she is always professional and effective. Erika is also a knowledgeable and caring advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Erika and I initially met while representing opposing parties in a divorce matter. Both through out that matter and subsequently, she is always professional, greatly knowledgeable of the law, and a strong advocate for her clients. Without hesitation, I endorse her."
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Erika is well organized, prompt, and very pleasant to work with in trying to find solutions to family law problems. She does what she says she will do when she says she will do it. She is very open to considering other perspectives but protective of her client's best interests. I have had occasion to refer clients to Erika before, and do so without reservation or worry that they will not be well taken care of. In addition to working as opposing counsel, we have also worked together -- as collaborative counsel, and several years ago, when Erika was new to Colorado, I had occasion to engage her on a contract basis for a research project in a divorce case I was handling. In that capacity, too, Erika was timely, thorough and produced a well-written and well-organized memo."
Family Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked opposite Erika on one matter, but at two different times. She has been a joy to work with. She understands that law and the personal interests of the parties. She is fair and positive. Apart from working as opposing counsel, I have requested her advice on unrelated matters. She is thorough in providing advice. I highly recommend Erika."
Family Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Burke is an excellent family law attorney, being skilled at zealously advocating for her client, while still being sensitive to the long term consequences of the outcome of the case. She has a good sense of when to press the fight and when reach a good compromise. She is very professional and courteous, which leaves her plenty of room take whichever action is best for her client. I endorse Ms. Burke."
Family Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erika is a fantastic attorney. She is intelligent, responsive, and thoughtful. She cares for her clients, and she also cares for the community. She works hard to help build a divorce attorney community that is collaborative and professional."
Family Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Erika is a pleasure to work with and settlement-minded. She is respectful, competent, and collaborative in her work. Her clients can be sure she is not only providing them excellent service, but that she is also navigating the legal service with dignity. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erika is a skilled mediator and attorney. She is an intelligent, resourceful and thoughtful attorney. Erika is thorough in her approach and provides excellent representation to her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Burke is an incredible family law and adoption attorney that I refer to on a regular basis. You simply can not go wrong with her as your attorney. It will be one of the wisest decisions that you ever make."
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Denver Family Lawyer Erika Ann Burke
Erika Ann Burke
Family Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 14 years