Frank Burke

Top rated Alternative Dispute Resolution attorney in San Francisco, California

Frank Burke Mediation & Arbitration PC
Frank Burke
Frank Burke Mediation & Arbitration PC

Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Licensed in California since: 1977

Education: Harvard Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2011, 2013 - 2024
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Frank Burke Mediation & Arbitration PC

201 Spear St
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105 Phone: 650-351-2321 Email: Frank Burke Visit website

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Francis J. Burke, Jr. is the founder of Frank Burke Mediation and Arbitration PC, and a panel member of the American Arbitration Association National Rosters of Commercial Arbitrators, Large Complex Case Panel Energy Panel and the Commercial Mediation Panel.  He is also a Member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, California Chapter, recognized for both mediation and arbitration.

In his mediations, 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.

In his arbitrations, he conducts hearings with a firm and fair hand, trying for innovative and streamlined ways to receive evidence with a minimum of duplication and undue expense to the parties, to achieve a fair, efficient and economical resolution of their dispute. 

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:

Business Disputes

  • Contract, family business, complex commercial, merger and acquisition, class actions and derivative suits, securities fraud investment, accounting and legal malpractice, antitrust, unfair competition and trade practices, healthcare, cannabis, franchise, debtor-creditor, qui tam and False Claims Act, banking and finance, accounting and taxation disputes.    

Real estate Disputes

  • Real estate purchase and sale, landlord/tenant/lease, COVID-19, partition, environmental, construction defect, boundary line, easement, ADA access disputes   

Corporate Governance and Business Dissolution Disputes

  • Business divorce cases, corporate governance, partnership, LLC and corporate dissolution disputes.    

Technology and IP Disputes

  • Technology, trade secrets and intellectual property, e-commerce and terms of service, computer software, blockchain, ICO, cryptocurrency, e-discovery and cybersecurity, solar industry, energy and utilities disputes   

Employment Disputes

  • Wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, race, age, sex, pregnancy, disability discrimination, wage-hour, whistleblower disputes.   

Insurance Disputes

  • Insurance coverage and business interruption, sexual assault, personal and catastrophic injury, automobile, motorcycle, and truck-trailer accident disputes.

 

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

First Admitted: 1975, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://www.burkemediation.com

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
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Volunteer of the Year, Real Property & Business Law Section, Santa Clara County Bar Association, 2022
Honors/Awards:
  • Selected for Arbitration, Mediation and Commercial Litigation, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2024
  • Selected for inclusion in Mediation, Arbitration and Commercial Litigation., Best Lawyers in America , Best Lawyers, 2023
  • Inducted for both mediation and arbitration., National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, California Chapter, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, 2023
  • Selected for inclusion in Mediation, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Best Lawyers in America , Best Lawyers, 2022
  • Selected for AAA National Commercial, Large Complex Case and Energy Panels; National Commercial Mediation panel , 2017-Present, AAA National Commercial
  • Selected for Superior Court Mediation panels in San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Contra Costa Counties and U.S. District Court Panel, N.D. Cal., 2017-Present, Superior Court Mediation panels in San Francisco
  • Selected for inclusion in Mediation, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation and White Collar Crime , Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2021
  • , Certified Online Mediator, Mediate.com, 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

Office location for Frank Burke

201 Spear St
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105

Selections

17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2011, 2013 - 2024

Top Lists

Top 50: Arizona Super Lawyers: 2007, 2010

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