Frank Burke

Frank Burke

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in San Jose, CA

Frank Burke Mediation PC/ADR Services, Inc.
 | 96 North 3rd Street, Suite 350, San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 650-804-8300
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2011, 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1977
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Attorney Profile

    Francis J. Burke, Jr. is the founder of Frank Burke Mediation PC, and a panel member of ADR Services, Inc. handling matters in its San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland offices. He helps parties resolve their conflicts in a fair, cost effective way through creative approaches and relentless follow-up in a framework of trust and civility. He seeks to genuinely understand the parties’ views, motivations, wants and needs. He uses a mix of facilitative and evaluative approaches to help parties reach a durable settlement that all can accept.

    A full time neutral, he applies his 42 years of experience as a business trial lawyer in national law firms having handled a diverse range of business disputes involving varied business sectors in federal and state courts and administrative agencies in 26 states, China and Canada.

    He conducts mediations and arbitrations online and throughout California in disputes involving:

    • Contract disputes
    • Real estate disputes
    • Landlord/tenant lease disputes
    • Family business disputes
    • Business divorces
    • Complex commercial disputes
    • COVID-19 Disputes
    • Corporate governance disputes
    • Merger and acquisition disputes
    • Partnership disputes and dissolutions
    • Sale of business disputes
    • Class actions and derivative suits
    • Securities fraud investment disputes
    • Accounting and legal malpractice disputes
    • Antitrust, unfair competition and trade practices disputes
    • Technology, trade secrets and intellectual property disputes
    • Employment disputes
    • Healthcare disputes
    • Franchise disputes
    • Computer software disputes
    • E-commerce disputes
    • Blockchain, ICO, cryptocurrency disputes
    • Debtor-Creditor disputes
    • Qui tam and False Claims Act disputes
    • Banking and Finance Disputes
    • Accounting and Taxation Disputes
    • Environmental disputes
    • Construction defect disputes
    • Insurance coverage and business interruption disputes
    • Personal and catastrophic injury disputes
    • Automobile, motorcycle and truck-trailer collision disputes
    • E-discovery and cybersecurity

    He received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, in 1975, and an A.B, from Cornell University, Magna Cum Laude in 1972.    

    About Frank Burke

    Admitted: 1977, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Selected for inclusion in Mediation, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation and White Collar Crime , Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2021
    • , Certified Online Mediator,, 2020
    • Selected for inclusion in Commercial Litigation and White Collar Crime, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2020
    • Selected for Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and White Collar Crime, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2019
    • Selected for Best Lawyers in Amercia for Commercial Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense in Arizona 2007-2011. Selected for Best Lawyers in Los Angeles for Commercial Litigation 2012-2013. Selected for Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense in Northern California 2014-2018. Selected for Chambers USA for General Business Litigation 2007-2011 in Arizona, Band 3. , Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Co-Chair, Real Property and Business Law Section, Santa Clara County Bar Association

    Educational Background:

    • A.B., Magna Cum Laude, 1972, Cornell University, J.D. 1975, Harvard Law School , 1975
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    Office Location for Frank Burke

    96 North 3rd Street, Suite 350
    San Jose, CA 95112

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    Last Updated: 10/1/2020

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