John W. Burke (Rapid City, South Dakota)
John W. Burke (Rapid City, South Dakota)

John W. Burke

Licensed for 20 years

Practice Area: Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Products Liability 36 more areas of practice + 36 more

Awards
AV Preeminent

John W. Burke

Free initial consultation, Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates

Serving Rapid City, SD view address

Partner at firm Thomas Braun Bernard & Burke, LLP

Serving Rapid City, SD view address

Free initial consultation, Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates

Awards AV Preeminent

About John W. Burke

Member, Thomas Sterling Honor Society. Member, University of South Dakota Law Review, 1995-1996. Law Clerk, Sixth Judicial Circuit of South Dakota, 1996-1997. Admitted to practice in Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Court and Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribal Court.

Areas of Law

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrical Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Neurolaw
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Personal Injury Appeals
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Power Line Contact Injury
  • Psychological Injury
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Third Party Wrongful Death
  • Tourist Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Whiplash
  • Unintended Acceleration

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Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 5 reviews
  • 100% client recommended 5 recommendations
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  • Value for Money

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  • 5.0/5.0 submitted on 12/08/16

    John Burke represented us with a lawsuit during a traffic accident which I was involved in while riding my motorcycle where the other person was at fault. John was always... Read more

    John Burke represented us with a lawsuit during a traffic accident which I was involved in while riding my motorcycle where the other person was at fault. John was always honest with us and explained things on a level that a common person was able to understand. The assistance he provided to us went far beyond his duties as an attorney, we also have a new friend because of it all. thanks again John!!!!!!

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  • 5.0/5.0 submitted on 11/22/16

    John Burke has helped us through a very difficult time and battle, he doesn’t give up and doesn’t take no for an answer. He is compassionate about his client... Read more

    John Burke has helped us through a very difficult time and battle, he doesn’t give up and doesn’t take no for an answer. He is compassionate about his clients and what he does. John and his staff are always there to answer my questions no matter how big or small the question. I recommend John to anyone that would like a lawyer that cares about what happens to you and your family and will fight until the very end.

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  • 5.0/5.0 submitted on 10/28/16

    John Burke is an excellent, conscientious attorney who dedicates himself to his clients’ specific needs and issues. His pre-trial preparation is detailed and focus... Read more

    John Burke is an excellent, conscientious attorney who dedicates himself to his clients’ specific needs and issues. His pre-trial preparation is detailed and focused on preparing the case (as well as his clients) for the best defense in the courtroom. He is supported by a staff of legal aides and fellow partners who provide an additional layer of knowledge and research. When I walked into the courtroom with John I was proud and confident in the knowledge that I had the best possible represent

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  • 5.0/5.0 submitted on 09/06/16

    Our experience with John Burke was and is completely positive. He was very professional and worked very hard to get us an excellent settlement. He was a tenacious investi... Read more

    Our experience with John Burke was and is completely positive. He was very professional and worked very hard to get us an excellent settlement. He was a tenacious investigator and knew a wide range of subject matter experts to call on for the facts. He and his staff were always available to talk and answer questions at any time of day. We enjoyed working with John and his staff!!! I would recommend him to anyone in a similar situation. South Dakota

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  • 5.0/5.0 submitted on 06/05/16

    Being an attorney isn’t just a job for John Burke, it’s his passion. He cares deeply about his clients and works hard to get them justice. He navigated our co... Read more

    Being an attorney isn’t just a job for John Burke, it’s his passion. He cares deeply about his clients and works hard to get them justice. He navigated our company through a complicated legal battle and other issues over many years. {para}John only takes cases he believes in. He is thorough, honest, and ethical. He is creative and competitive, determined to get results. He invests his time and attention generously, and makes himself available to his clients. {para}Ron and Karon Young

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 35 reviews
  • AV Preeminent
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.8/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/09/12 in Civil Litigation

    John Burke probably works harder for his clients and obtains better results because of that work than any attorney I deal with on a regular basis. If he doesn't deserve... Read more

    John Burke probably works harder for his clients and obtains better results because of that work than any attorney I deal with on a regular basis. If he doesn't deserve the highest rating, none of us do.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/06/12 in General Practice

    John is a fantastic lawyer. His integrity, professionalism, and abilities are unmatched. Read more

    John is a fantastic lawyer. His integrity, professionalism, and abilities are unmatched.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/30/13 in General Practice

    John is an excellent attorney. He is highly competent, professional, and ethical and zealously represents his clients. Read more

    John is an excellent attorney. He is highly competent, professional, and ethical and zealously represents his clients.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 11/14/12 in Personal Injury

    Highly competent & professional in all hearings & trials I have conducted. Read more

    Highly competent & professional in all hearings & trials I have conducted.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 11/14/12 in Civil Practice

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 11/14/12 in General Practice

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 11/14/12 in General Practice

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 10/29/12 in Business Law

    He is an excellent attorney with a strong work ethic. He is a man of integrity. Read more

    He is an excellent attorney with a strong work ethic. He is a man of integrity.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 10/24/12 in Personal Injury

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/19/12 in Litigation

    John is a solid lawyer who merits an AV rating. Read more

    John is a solid lawyer who merits an AV rating.

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Community Contributions

      Credentials

      Position
      Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1996, South Dakota
      1997, U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota
      1998, Minnesota
      2011, Wyoming
      Credit Cards Accepted
      Additional Payment Information
      Free initial consultation
      Fixed hourly rates
      Fixed fees available
      Law School Attended
      University of South Dakota
      Class of 1996
      J.D.
      University Attended
      Northern State University
      Class of 1993
      B.A.
      Birth Information
      Born in 1971
      Associations & Memberships
      State Bar of South Dakota
      Minnesota State Bar Association
      Wyoming State Bar
      South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
      Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
      American Association for Justice.
      Representative Cases
      Brooks v. Milbank Ins. Co., 605 N.W.2d 173 (S.D. 2000)
      Lindskov v. Lindskov, 800 N.W.2d 715 (2011).

      Pro Bono

      Total time spent on pro bono work: 5%