About Michael Kerry Burke

From the courtroom to the boardroom, Michael Burke delivers a unique business perspective to his clients. His focus encompasses more than just successful litigation outcomes.

Whether creating a business strategy, resolving complex litigation, or structuring deals for his clients, Michael is a sought-after advisor. His creative vision and business acumen led him to conduct policy research for the RAND Think Tank.

This accomplished background brings a unique perspective to resolving business threats. It provides the opportunity to build a more successful future by incorporating his 360⁰ approach.  Every litigation creates an opportunity to assist clients in developing an impactful follow-up corporate strategy.  As General Counsel to large corporations and a Big Law trial attorney, Michael Burke has culled his unique experiences to look beyond the obvious to create impactful business solutions.

He is a savvy business strategist and trusted legal advisor. With his background as both inside and outside general counsel, Michael has unique insights into risk prevention and mitigation. Mr. Burke is an aggressive and effective advocate in business disputes, and is a member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.

Adept at finding creative solutions, he is also a certified mediator.

UCLA School of Law (Juris Doctor)
Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management (Business Management)
University of Virginia, Darden School of Business (Business Strategy)

Kinsella Boesch Fujikawa & Towle (prestigious boutique litigation firm)
Morrison & Foerster (top 10 international law firm)
United States Courts, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and US District Court (CD Cal)
RAND Corporation (policy and research analyst at nationally known think tank)
AV-rated (top 10 percent of lawyers nationwide)

Personal Information

On the personal front, Michael is the father of two special needs children. He is dedicated to improving the well-being of children on the autism spectrum by helping advance clinical research and treatments. Michael has been recognized by the United States Congress for his contributions in this field.

He serves on boards and committees of some of the world's leading autism research centers, including UCLA's Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART); UC-Irvine's Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CAND) and the In STEPPS Academy, an integrated services school for students on the autism spectrum. He has developed a number of school and community-based pilot programs and has advised Orange County school districts on how to more effectively deliver programs and services to the County's 80,000 special needs students.

Featured in Orange Coast Magazine

Michael was featured in an article in Orange Coast Magazine as an Attorney of Distinction for litigation business law.

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