Ronald C. Burke

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Kelner & Kelner
 | 140 Broadway, 37th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 212-808-8008
Fax: 212-425-0007
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1984
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Russian,
  • Polish
    Attorney Profile

    With more than three decades of experience, Ronald C. Burke focuses his legal practice on representing plaintiffs in cases involving construction accidents, car crashes, premises liability, nursing home abuse, and legal and medical malpractice. His eponymous law firm is located in New York City, and he serves clients throughout the greater metropolitan area.

    Mr. Burke is admitted to practice law before all New York state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Highly regarded by his colleagues for his successful track record and superb ethics, he has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    As a seasoned trial attorney, Mr. Burke is dedicated to yielding results that make a tremendous difference in the lives of his clients. His efforts have yielded seven-figure settlements and verdicts, some of which have been listed among the largest in state history. According to the June 2017 edition of the New York Law Journal, two of Mr. Burke's cases ranked fifth and sixth on the publication's list of the largest construction accident injury verdicts awarded in New York. The New York Law Journal has also recognized Mr. Burke on its list of Top New York Settlements.

    Apart from his storied career as a highly esteemed personal injury attorney, Mr. Burke is actively involved in his local community. He is a member of the volunteer fire department in the Village of Rockville Centre, and he has served on local school and zoning boards.

    *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 - General: Plaintiff
    • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 20%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other


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    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020

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    About Ronald Burke

    Admitted: 1984, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • AV Rating-5.0/5.0, Martindale Hubbel
    • "Top New York Verdicts" and "Top New York Settlements" 
    • New York Super Lawyers® each year since 2010
    • Avvo Rating -Superb 10.0 out of 10.0, Avvo

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern Districts of New York
    • United States Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern Districts of New York
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, New York State Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Village of Rockville Centre Volunteer Fire Department

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • From 2005 thru 2017 I have served as the Chairperson of an annual seminar for lawyers entitled "Anatomy of a Deposition" sponsored by the New York County Lawyer's Association., Chairperson - Deposition Seminar, New York County Lawyers Association


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    • Though a more complete and detailed list of my past verdicts and settlements can be found under "Case Results" at my website: - some of my more recent verdicts and settlements include: - Verdict of $5.1 million against the NYCTA for a woman who suffered a partial amputation of her foot when a bus ran over her. - Verdict of $5.7 million against New York Presbyterian Hospital for medical malpractice arising out of the wrongful death of a recovering stroke victim. -Settlement of $3.5 million for a car accident victim who was rear ended on the Grand Central Pkwy causing injuries requiring multiple surgeries including a three level cervical spinal fusion. - Verdict of $4.5 million for a steel welder who fell off an unsecured ladder onto his right hand resulting in wrist and spinal surgeries that permanently disabled him from employment. -Verdict for $7.9 million against a neurosurgeon who negligently performed cervical fusion surgery which fell apart requiring a revision surgery leaving the patient partially paralyzed and totally disabled. - Verdict of $2.1 million for a 65 year old bricklayer who fell off a collapsed scaffold sustaining an intra-articular comminuted calcaneus (heel) fracture with complex regional pain syndrome. - Verdict of $2 million against a primary care physician for failing to timely refer a 45 year old patient with elevated PSA scores to a urologist for a biopsy of the prostate leading to a delay in diagnosis and poorer outcome

    Educational Background:

    • SUNY Albany, B.A. 1978 New York LAw School, J.D. 1983
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    140 Broadway
    37th Floor
    New York, NY 10005

    Phone: 212-808-8008

    Fax: 212-425-0007

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