John W. Burke

John W. Burke (Rapid City, South Dakota)

John W. Burke

Attorney in Rapid City, SD
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.
605.348.7516
Free Consultation | Credit Cards Accepted
Client Rating N/A
Peer Rating 4.9 of 5
Practice Area
  • 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
Total time spent on pro bono work: 5%

Peer Reviews (35)

Peer Reviews (35)
AV Rated
4.9/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Civil Litigation, General Practice, Personal Injury, Civil Practice, Business Law, Litigation, Bodily Injury, Trial Practice, Estate Planning and Farm and Ranch Law
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
Legal Knowledge
4.8/5
Analytical Capabilities
Analytical Capabilities
4.9/5
Judgment
Judgment
4.9/5
Communication Ability
Communication Ability
4.9/5
Legal Experience
Legal Experience
4.8/5
Peer Reviews (35)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/09/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
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.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/06/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
John is a fantastic lawyer. His integrity, professionalism, and abilities are unmatched.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 04/30/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
John is an excellent attorney. He is highly competent, professional, and ethical and zealously represents his clients.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 11/14/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Highly competent & professional in all hearings & trials I have conducted.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 11/14/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 11/14/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 11/14/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 10/29/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
He is an excellent attorney with a strong work ethic. He is a man of integrity.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 10/24/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/19/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
John is a solid lawyer who merits an AV rating.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/15/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Across the board and excellant attorney
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/11/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/09/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
John Burke is a skilled and outstanding professional. I have no problem giving him the highest rating.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/08/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Really good attorney.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/08/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 10/08/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Mr. Burke is highly qualified in both legal ability and trial experience. My belief is that Mr. Burke has substantially more trial experience than many lawyers of his age. He also has the ability to understand and argue complex legal issues. He also cares about his clients and is not simply there to bill clients, but always seeks the best result in a cost effective manner.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 10/08/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/07/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/06/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/06/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/06/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Outstanding lawyer who clearly should be an AV lawyer.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/06/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Excellent attorney that demonstrates the highest level of professionalism.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 10/06/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
John is an excellent attorney provides his clients with the best representation they can find.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/06/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 10/06/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 10/06/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 02/17/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
John is an excellent lawyer in every way. He is ethical and provides excellent representation and advice to his clients.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/06/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Bright hard working and dedicated.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/06/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/08/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/08/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.2/5.0 Posted by a Other Legal Professional on 10/09/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.2/5.0 Posted by a Other Legal Professional on 10/09/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
John is very professional and demonstrates high ethical and legal standards in his practice. At this stage of his career, John demonstrates extraordinary relationship skills and legal expertise, especially in the areas I have been privileged to work with him including litigation, negotiations and estate planning
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.2/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 03/04/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 10/15/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
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).

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Thomas Braun Bernard & Burke, LLP
4200 Beach Drive - Suite 1,
Rapid City, SD 57702
U.S.A.
Phone 1
605.348.7516
Fax
605.348.5852
Phone 2
Toll Free: 866.589.8265
Office Information
Office Information
John W. Burke
Partner
Thomas Braun Bernard & Burke, LLP
4200 Beach Drive - Suite 1,
Rapid City, SD 57702

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