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Attorney Profile – Tom Burke, The Burke Law Firm, P.C.


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota; B.A., 1964

University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado; J.D., 1970


Jones & Keller, P.C.

1970-Present (including predecessors)
Associate Attorney 1970-74, Partner and Shareholder 1975-2010

The Burke Law Firm, P.C.

45-year-plus practice concentrated in the areas of commercial litigation, transportation law, employment and civil rights litigation and commercial real estate transactions; has appeared before various trial courts in Colorado, the Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, as well as the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, the Interstate Commerce Commission, the United States Surface Transportation Board, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the United States Board of Contract Appeals, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Colorado Division of Civil Rights of the Department of Regulatory Agencies, the National Association of Securities Dealers and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission; also acts as arbitrator on the Nation Panel of Neutrals before the American Arbitration Association and the International Dispute Resolution Centre.

Community Service:

Co-Chair, Greater Park Hill Community, Inc., 1991-1995, Vice-Chair 1988-1991.

Oversaw operation during elected four year term of Denver’s second-largest registered neighborhood organization with three full-time employees, board of governors numbering 82, and over 20 active committees; published monthly newspaper with circulation of over 15,000; maintained active liaison on behalf of organization with real estate, banking, education and human relations communities.

Member, Board of Directors, and General Counsel, Colorado United Irish Societies, Inc. 1991-2002.

One of eleven founders of a Section 501(c)(3) Colorado non-profit corporation organized to advance Irish culture, sports, drama and literature and to sponsor the annual Colorado Irish Festival; Chairman of the Board, 1998-2002.


Denver and Colorado Bar Associations, 1970-Date

Transportation Lawyers Association, 1972-Date

Association of Transportation Practitioners, 1970-Date, Chapter President 1988-89

National President, Irish American Unity Conference, 2010-

Ancient Order of Hibernians, Michael Collins Division, Denver, Colorado; Division President 1988-1989; Hibernian of the Year 2005.

Rocky Mountain Coordinator, Lawyers Alliance for Justice in Ireland, Inc.

Democratic Leadership Council

Denver Athletic Club

Catholic Lawyers Guild of Colorado, Board of Directors 2006-present; President 2010-2011

The Cactus Club