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The following are Mr. Burke’s primary practice areas:

Construction Defect Defense: Represents general contractors and subcontractors in construction defect claims.

Truck Accident Litigation: Represents large and small trucking companies as insureds in major auto liability claims.

Maritime Finance: Represents financial institutions in documenting secured maritime lending transactions. Participated in transactions ranging from $1 million to $750 million.


Contact info

Holmes Weddle & Barcott

999 Third Avenue
Suite 2600
Seattle, WA, 98104-4018

Holmes Weddle & Barcott

701 West 8th Ave., Suite 700
Anchorage, AK, 99501-3468


Practice areas

  1. Trucking Accident: 51%
    20 years
  2. Corporate: 20%
  3. Construction: 20%
  4. Maritime: 5%
    20 years
  5. Personal Injury: 4%

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderHolmes Weddle & Barcott2007 - Present
AttorneyHolmes Weddle & Barcott2000 - 2007
AttorneyMetz & Associates1996 - 1999
Summer AssociateLitton Industries1995 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Transportation Lawyers of AmericaMember2007 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarAdmitted2004 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted1996 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAdmitted1996 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember1996 - Present
BIAHCBoard Member2006 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ConfidentialNo liability found at mediation.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Willamette Journal of International Law & PolicyTurning the Lens Inward: Focusing on Human Rights Abuses in Burma1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela Facultad de DerechoInternational StudiesN/A1994
Colorado CollegeDramaBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Longshore ConferenceLongshore2004