Michael Patrick Burke, Esq. Attorney at Law

Michael Patrick Burke, Esq.
520 White Plains Road, Suite 500
Tarrytown, New York 10591
Office: 914-592-4609
Fax: 914-992-7457
Email: mike@mpburkelaw.com
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I am a solo litigation attorney. I handle a variety of cases in Westchester County and New York City. You can expect me to be responsive and efficient. I answer my own phone and I can meet with you in person to talk about your case. I also spent more than a decade working for large, white shoe and boutique law firms in New York City. I have the experience, skill and sophistication to pursue or defend cases no matter how complicated and no matter how much is at stake.


If you are thinking about a legal action or are currently in one, I am happy to speak to you. Don’t hesitate to call or email me. I offer a free telephone consultation up to a half hour. I can usually give you an evaluation of your case based on that consultation and decide whether my services will fit with your needs.

About Me

I started my career as an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Cravath has been known as one of the premier U.S. law firms for nearly two centuries.  While at Cravath, I handled a broad array of litigation matters ranging from complex intellectual property claims to high-stakes contract disputes. After leaving Cravath, I joined Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP (“WMD”). WMD is a well-renowned boutique-style law firm.  After leaving WMD as a partner, I decided to start my own solo practice.

I have substantial experience in all aspects of federal and state litigation, arbitration and mediation from case intake through final disposition at trial and on appeal.

I have litigated and tried a broad variety of issues including contract, fiduciary duties, Ponzi schemes, bankruptcy, RMBS, personal injury, unfair competition, trade secrets, accounting malpractice, securities fraud, antitrust, patents, copyrights and trademarks, products liability and interstate and international judgment enforcement. I have argued cases in both appellate and trial courts.


University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, NC

Juris Doctor with Honors:  May 2002
Articles Editor and Staff Member, North Carolina Law Review
Gressman & Pollitt Award for best oral argument

University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice:  May 1998


Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP, New York, NY
Partner, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group, June 2009 – April 2015

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York, NY
Associate, Litigation Department, October 2003 – May 2009

Hon. Ed Carnes, United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, Montgomery, AL
Law Clerk:  September 2002 – September 2003

Bar Admissions                                                                                                                                                        

State of New York
Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York


Political Patronage and North Carolina Law, 79 N.C. L. REV. 1743 (2001).

Structured Sentencing and the Puzzling Statutory Maximum Punishment, 80 N.C. L. REV. 1033 (2002).


New York State Bar Association
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Westchester County Bar Association

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