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Sean C. Burke

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Lake Forest, IL

Sean Burke Law, LLC
1401 N. Western Avenue, 2nd Floor
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Phone: 312-757-5946
Fax: 312-604-3971
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
Licensed in Illinois Since: 1989
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Construction Litigation: Consumer, Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Attorney Profile

Attorney Sean C. Burke is the founder and owner of Sean Burke Law, LLC, in Lake Forest, Illinois. Serving clients throughout Lake Forest and the surrounding Chicago Metro region, Mr. Burke has more than 25 years of legal experience, and he devotes his practice to helping those who have legal claims involving any of the following:

· Medical malpractice

· Workplace injuries

· Car, truck and other motor vehicle accidents

· Animal bites

· Unsafe premises

· Nursing home abuse and neglect

· Defective products

· Police misconduct

· Workers' compensation

· Wrongful death

A former prosecutor with the Lake County State Attorney's Office, Mr. Burke gained invaluable trial experience trying a wide range of criminal cases. After maintaining that role for five years, he then entered private practice and focused on medical malpractice litigation and personal injury law as a way to help those in his community who need it the most. Finding great reward in assisting individuals and families in need, Mr. Burke has achieved significant success advocating on behalf of those suffering needlessly through no fault of their own.

Among his most notable successes, Mr. Burke obtained a settlement of more than $3.5 million for a worker who lost his leg in a workplace accident, a $2.3 million settlement for the family of a woman who died as the result of a botched gallbladder surgery, a $2.5 million settlement for an injured elevator mechanic, and a jury verdict of $1.6 million on behalf of a woman who experienced severe complications to her leg and foot following knee replacement surgery.

Honored for his success as well as his impeccable professionalism and service, Mr. Burke is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and he holds an AV Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. He has also received many other top rankings from his peers along with Superb client ratings on Avvo and numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1986 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, Mr. Burke obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1989. He is admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Burke is also a highly active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice, among his other professional affiliations.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Consumer
  • 10%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022

About Sean C. Burke

First Admitted: 1989, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • AVVO.COM Superb Rating
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2019
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois, 1989
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1989

Educational Background

  • College of the Holy Cross, A.B. History – 1986


  • Verdict $1.6 million for elderly woman whose blood supply to her lower leg was cut off during knee replacement surgery, 2016
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Office Location for Sean C. Burke

1401 N. Western Avenue
2nd Floor
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Phone: 312-757-5946

Fax: 312-604-3971

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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