Ronald C. Burke

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 - 2019
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,
  • Polish,
  • Russian,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Ron Burke has more than 30 years experience trying a wide variety of medical malpractice and accident cases. He has achieved some of the highest mult-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements in New York State as recognized by New York Law Journal publications. He has also received the highest possible "AV" rating of 5.0/5.0 by Martindale-Hubbel, the preminent National Lawyer Directory. Ron Burke has been recognized by New York Super Lawyers from 2010 to 2017. He has also received a Superb rating from Avvo with a score of 10.0 out of 10.0.

In 2016, Ron Burke obtained the 5th and 6th highest construction accident jury verdicts in New York State as reported in the June 2017 edition of Verdict Search, a New York Law Journal publication. He also is actively involved in helping new attorney's develop litigation skills and has served as Chairman of the Anatomy of a Deposition Seminar since 2005 at the New York County Lawyer's Association and lectured before the New York State Bar Association.

About Ronald Burke

Admitted: 1984, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • Avvo Rating -Superb 10.0 out of 10.0, Avvo
  • AV Rating-5.0/5.0, Martindale Hubbel

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


  • 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 arisiong 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 negligentlyperformed 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 calcaneous (heel) fracture with complex regioanl 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.   
  • See my website @

Educational Background:

  • SUNY Albany, B.A. 1978 New York LAw School, J.D. 1983
Office Location for Ronald C. Burke

140 Broadway
37th Floor
New York, NY 10005

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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