Thomas M. Burke

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in St. Louis, MO

The Hullverson Law Firm
 | 1010 Market Street, Suite 1480
St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 314-421-2313
Fax: 314-421-2341
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance (0%)
    Attorney Profile

    A member of the Hullverson Law Firm, Thomas M. Burke divides his practice between workers' compensation matters, and personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Based in the firm's office in St. Louis, Missouri, he furnishes representation to people throughout the greater metropolitan area. Admitted to practice in Missouri since 1981, Mr. Burke is also admitted to practice in Illinois and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

    Workers' compensation comprises the primary portion of Mr. Burke's caseload. He provides advocacy to clients who have been injured on the job and who are seeking their rightful benefits under their employer's insurance coverage. While he has experience in assisting people with the preparation and submission of their claims, most of his work in this area involves representing those clients whose claims have been disputed, delayed or denied by their employers. He has been able to negotiate favorable settlements in many of these cases, and in instances when litigation is necessary, he has obtained court-awarded compensation.

    Mr. Burke also represents people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other parties. In some instances, this intertwines with his workers' compensation practice, such as when a client is injured on the job as a result of the actions of a nonemployer third party such as the manufacturer of a defective piece of equipment. Mr. Burke's successful track record in both of these areas has earned him an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America.

    A past president of The Missouri Bar, Mr. Burke remains active in several other professional organizations, including the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. He is a 1981 Juris Doctor recipient from Saint Louis University School of Law.

    *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
    • 80%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 0%Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance
    Focus Areas

    Personal Injury - Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2011

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    About Thomas Burke

    Admitted: 1981, Missouri

    Professional Webpage:


    • Special Recognition of Significant Contributions to the Advancement of Justice in Missouri (Missouri Judicial Conference, 2009)
    • Selected by peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers for 2013
    • Who's Who in American Law
    • Distinguished Lawyer Award (BAMSL, 2007)
    • Award of Merit (The Missouri Bar, 2009)
    • Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys
    • Martindale Hubbell, AV Rating

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
    • Missouri Appellate Judicial Selection Committee
    • Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group
    • American Bar Association, House of Delegates, 2010 - 2014
    • Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Regional Panel Member, 2001 - 2009
    • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Board of Directors, 1996 - 1997
    • Interest on Lawyers' Trust Account (IOLTA), Board of Directors, 1997 - 2002
    • St. Louis Bar Foundation, Board of Directors; Distinguished Fellow, 1993 - 1997
    • Interest on Lawyers' Trust Account (IOLTA), President, 2001 - 2002
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1982
    • Missouri Bar Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2008 - 2017
    • Lawyers Association of St. Louis, Executive Committee, 1987 - 1995
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Executive Committee, 1992 - 1998
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, President, 1996 - 1997
    • The Missouri Bar, Board of Governors, 1998 - 2010
    • The Missouri Bar, President, 2008 - 2009
    • Missouri, 1981
    • Illinois, 1982

    Educational Background:

    • University of Notre Dame, B.A. - 1978
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    Office Location for Thomas M. Burke

    1010 Market Street
    Suite 1480
    St. Louis, MO 63101

    Phone: 314-421-2313

    Fax: 314-421-2341

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    Last Updated: 12/22/2020

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