Daniel V. Burke

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Carlsbad, CA

Burke & Domercq, APC
 | 2755 Jefferson Street, PO Box 1988
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: 760-389-3927
Fax: 760-434-4958
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Daniel V. Burke is an attorney at Burke & Domercq, APC, in Carlsbad, California. Mr. Burke has more than 40 years of legal experience and devotes his practice to family law. He handles matters involving divorce, child support, custody and other family law related matters. He is an experienced litigator and mediator, serving clients throughout San Diego county from his office in Carlsbad.

    Mr. Burke earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and received his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law. He is family law certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and trained in mediation from the Northern California Mediation Center.

    Mr. Burke holds a law license in California and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Over his time in practice, he has lectured extensively for various groups and organizations, and authored several articles on family law topics.

    Honored for his accomplishments, Mr. Burke is a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers. He is a member of the North County Bar Association, the San Diego County Bar Association and The State Bar of California.

    Mr. Burke is passionate about giving back to his community. He regularly accepts court appointments representing minor children, and participates in the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program and the program’s North County restraining order clinic.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020

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    About Daniel Burke

    Admitted: 1977, California

    Professional Webpage: https://dburkelaw.com/daniel-v-burke/


    • Southern California Super Lawyer, San Diego County, 2007 – Present  
    • Recipient of American Jurisprudence Award, Real Estate Planning, Golden Gate University School of Law
    • Recipient of Exemplary Contribution Award, Conferred by San Diego Superior Court North County, Family Law Department, December 1, 1994 – Present

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certificate of Specialization, Family Law, The State Bar of California, 1991 
    • Certificate of Specialization, Family Law, The California Board of Legal Specialization

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984  
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1989
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1992
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1977
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1989
    • California, 1977
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 1995 – Present
    • Superior Court, Family Law Local Rules Committee, North County Adjunct, Member  
    • Support South Subcommittee of The Family Law Executive Committee of the State Bar of California, Chairperson, 1998 – 1999
    • FLEXCOM [The Family Law Executive Committee of the State Bar of California] , Member, 1999 – 2002
    • Certified Family Law Specialists of the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County, Chairperson, 1995 – 1996
    • Certified Family Law Specialists Committee of the San Diego Bar Association, Member
    • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Member
    • Bar Association of Northern San Diego County, Member
    • San Diego County Bar Association, Member
    • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 1996 – Present

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Served at Settlement Conference, Judge Pro Tem, for Superior Court, Family Law Division, 1986 – 2006
    • San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program
    • Represent Minor Children at Request of Court
    • North County Temporary Restraining Order Clinic

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Discover Discovery: Family Law Application, North County Lawyer, July, 1988
    • Golden Gate University Law Review, Golden Gate University School of Law
    • Custody Trial: Preparation & Presentation, Key to the Courthouse, 2002  
    • New Mate Income, Significant Developments in Family Law Practice and Procedure, Winter, 1992
    • Enforcing Restraining Orders, North County Lawyer, April, 1989
    • Presenter at Third Thursday, Vista, CA: Move-Away Cases, June 17, 2004 – Present
    • Ninth Circuit Survey, Securities: Golden Gate Law Review, Volume 7, Number 1, pages 365-387, Fall, 1976
    • Seminar, “Evidence: How to Get It In; How to Keep It Out. The Art of Advocacy.”, July 23, 2008 – Present  
    • Speaker, Family Law Section, El Cajon, CA, on: Move-Away Cases After La Musga, Foothills Bar Association Seminar, November 9, 2004 – Present
    • CEB How to Handle a Marital Dissolution, Speaker, 1996 – Present
    • Speaker, Analysis of Real Property Issues, Certified Family Law Specialist presentation, October 16, 2003 – Present
    • Family Law Advanced Discovery, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Institute of Trial Advocacy, LaCosta, CA, January 18, 2003 – Present
    • Certified Family Law Specialists Committee, Custody Litigation: Preparation and Presentation, San Diego County Bar Association, December 14, 2002 – Present
    • Custody Trial Preparation and Presentation, State Bar of California Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA, October 12, 2002 – Present
    • Speaker, Trial Advocacy on: The Custody Trial – Playing for Keeps, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Ninth Annual Institute, January 19, 2002 – Present
    • Panel Presenter on television station KCOT, Oceanside, CA re: The Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration/Mediation, January 8, 2002 – Present
    • Speaker, Family Law Changes Regarding Income and Expense Declarations, Northern San Diego County Legal Secretaries Association Meeting/Dinner, 2001 – Present
    • “Family Law Real Property Liens”, San Diego County Certified Specialists Seminar
    • Third Tuesday, “Local Rules”, “Family Law Recent Developments”, State Bar Annual Meeting, September 17, 1998 – Present
    • State Bar Annual Meeting, Speaker, Support and the Self-Employed Individual, September 13, 1997 – Present
    • Speaker, Certified Family Law Specialists Fourteenth Annual Winter Seminar, December 7, 1996 – Present
    • Maximizing Support Results, State Bar Section Education Institute, December 1, 1995 – Present
    • Speaker, Tenth Annual Winter Seminar, Certified Family Law Specialists/Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association, 1992
    • Speaker, State Bar Fall Section Education Institute, 1998 – Present
    • Speaker, State Bar Fall Section Education Institute, 1995 – Present
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Law, Speaker, Family Law Section, 1994 – Present
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Southern California Chapter
    • Speaker, Order to Show Cause Demonstration, Western State University (11/93), The American Academy Institute of Trial Advocacy, January 15, 1994 – Present

    Educational Background:

    • University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, B.A., 1973
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    Office Location for Daniel V. Burke

    2755 Jefferson Street
    PO Box 1988
    Carlsbad, CA 92008

    Phone: 760-389-3927

    Fax: 760-434-4958

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