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John J. Burke

John J. Burke

Burke Law Group PLLC
  • Divorce, Estate Planning, Family Law
  • Washington
Claimed Lawyer Profile

John Burke focuses his law practice on Collaborative Divorce and Estate Planning. John believes that a significant number of divorce cases that go the traditional litigation route could be resolved using the Collaborative Law process for a less stressful interest-based resolution, and most importantly, on a much friendlier and cooperative basis than what results in the adversarial environment of traditional litigation. He was a founding member, director, and officer of Collaborative Professionals of Washington and Spokane County Collaborative Professionals, both being non-profit associations that educate the public and increase the awareness of collaborative law as an alternative to traditional litigation.

Gonzaga University School of Law
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
B.S. | Business
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Professional Experience
Founder and Managing Member
Burke Law Group PLLC
- Current
Burke Law Group was organized to provide a focused delivery of legal services for clients needing divorce and family law services. The firm has served clients of all socio/economic backgrounds, from high net worth entrepreneurs, CEO's and professionals through to persons on government assistance. The Spokane County Bar Association recognized this firm as the 2009 Outstanding Law Firm of the Year for its volunteer legal service to low income persons who would not otherwise have been able to afford legal representation. John's focuses his own law practice on divorces that utilize the collaborative law process and small to medium sized estate planning.
Articles & Publications
Collaborative Law: Emerging Practice Area Here
Spokane Journal of Business
Collaborative Law Practice Has Arrived
SCBA Calendar Call
Rubber Meets the Road
Collaborative Professionals of Washington
Speaking Engagements
Ethical Considerations for Collaborative Law Practice, Collaborative Law CLE, Spokane WA
Spokane County Bar Association
The Ethics of Collaborative Law, Collaborative Law CLE, Spokane WA
Spokane County Bar Association
Introduction to Collaborative Law and the Uniform Collaborative Law Act, Solo and Small Practice Section Lunch CLE, Spokane WA
Spokane County Bar Association
Navigating the Washington Collaborative Law Act to Avoid Practice Traps and Ethical Dilemmas, Family Law Section Annual Autumn Tour, Spokane WA
Spokane County Bar Association
VLP Large Law Firm of the Year
Spokane County Bar Associate
VLP Outstanding Law Firm of the Year
Spokane County Bar Association
Professional Associations
Spokane County Collaborative Professionals
Director and Treasurer
- Current
Activities: SCCP is a non-profit association with a stated mission to increase public and attorney awareness and knowledge regarding the use of Collaborative Law for divorces and other family law matters. Have co-presented at various seminars and written articles for publication in various media.
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Collaborative Professionals of Washington
Director and Officer
Activities: CPW is a state-wide non-profit association of professionals who are dedicated to advancing the use of Collaborative Law throughout the state of Washington. Served for 1 year on the steering committee that preceeded the formation this association, and served as one of CPW's original directors and officers for an additional 4 years. Served an additional one year term from 2014-2015
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
    Up to one hour no-cost initial consultation for persons searching for legal representation
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Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Burke Law Group PLLC
221 N Wall St
Suite 624
Spokane, WA 99201
Telephone: (509) 466-7770