Born in Troy, New York, Judge Burke resides in Rensselaer County with his wife Julie and two children.
Judge Burke graduated from
Lansingburgh High School, Troy NY in 1984
Alfred University (B.A.) in 1988
University of Toledo College of Law (J.D.) in 1991.
JUDGE BURKE HAS SERVED ON THE BENCH IN NORTH GREENBUSH FOR 6 YEARS
Judge Burke has also served as Acting Judge in Rensselaer City Court, East Greenbush Town Court, and Ghent Town Court.
Judge Burke has served on the bench in North Greenbush for six years. Judge Burke has also served as acting Judge in Rensselaer City Court, East Greenbush Town Court, and Ghent Town Court.
Judge Burke has been in private practive for 30 years. His practice has concentrated on representing employers, injured workers, and insurance companies in all stages of litigation before County Court, Supreme Court, the Appellate Division, the New York State Workers' Compensation Board. Judge Burke also represents claimants in matters before the Social Security Administration and handles personal injury accident claims, real estate, and traffic matters.
"I developed an interest in the law as a boy when I listened to my father, George "Bernie" Burke, tell stories about his career in private practice. As a former Assistant US Attorney and as the Chief Attorney on Professional Standards."