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Elizabeth Middleton Burke

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Mount Pleasant, SC

Rogers, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman LLC
PO Box 1007
Mount Pleasant, SC 29465
Phone: 843-727-6500
Fax: 843-216-6509
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021
Licensed in South Carolina Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (50%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Elizabeth Middleton Burke is a member of Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC, law firm in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Widely regarded as one of the best litigators in the state, Ms. Burke focuses her practice primarily on advocating on behalf of clients throughout her region who have been adversely affected by dangerous pharmaceuticals, defective medical devices and medical errors.

Throughout the course of her more than 22 years in practice, Ms. Burke has maintained a particular focus on advocating for women who have suffered serious injuries and illnesses due to prescription medication. She has extensive experience handling ovarian cancer lawsuits resulting from talcum powder use as well as hernia mesh implants and other similar cases. She also handles a variety of other tortious and personal injury claims, and she has fought against some of the largest corporations in the country with measured success.

Before deciding on law as her career, Ms. Burke intended on becoming a doctor; however, she realized she could best utilize her strengths as an attorney. Nevertheless, she has considerable scientific and medical knowledge that serves her well as she works to fully address her clients' issues and devise the most effective strategy to help them achieve the full amount of compensation they deserve.

Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, Ms. Burke has earned top rankings from her peers, and she has received consistent designation from The Best Lawyers in America for her work in mass tort and class action litigation, personal injury litigation and product liability litigation. She has also received many positive reviews and referrals from her satisfied clients, and she finds great reward in being able to help so many who are suffering through no fault of their own.

A 1994 honors graduate of the College of Charleston, Ms. Burke obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1997. The South Carolina Bar admitted her to practice that same year, and she also holds admission to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Highly active in her legal community, Ms. Burke has served on several committees for the American Association for Justice, and she is the current president of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, where she also serves with the organization's board of governors. She is a member of the South Carolina Bar and the South Carolina Association for Justice as well as the Federal Bar Association.

Ms. Burke is also heavily involved with the College of Charleston Alumni Association, having served in a number of leadership roles, and she received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011. She also received the Gold Compleat Lawyer Award from the University of South Carolina Law School Alumni Council in 2016.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Medical Devices


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021

About Elizabeth Middleton Burke

First Admitted: 1997, South Carolina

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Lawyers in America, 2017-2019 (Product Liability, Personal Injury & Mass Tort Litigation)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, College of Charleston Honors College, 2011
  • Gold Compleat Lawyer Award, University of South Carolina Law School Alumni Council, 2016

Pro bono/Community Service

  • College of Charleston Alumni Association, Board of Directors, 2003-2012
  • Parishioner, The Church of the Holy Cross
  • Vice President, College of Charleston Alumni Association, 2007-2008
  • President, College of Charleston Alumni Association, 2010-2011
  • President Elect, College of Charleston Alumni Association, 2008-2010
  • Immediate Past President, College of Charleston Alumni Association, 2011-2012

Bar/Professional Activity

  • President, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2019-2020
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice, Communications Committee, 2003-2005
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 2013 to Present
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2010 to Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Secretary, American Association for Justice, New Lawyers’ Division, 2000-2001
  • American Association for Justice, Convention Planning Committee, 2008-Present
  • American Association for Justice, National College of Advocacy Board of Trustees, 2005-2008
  • Member, American Association for Justice, Oversight Committee, 2008-2011
  • South Carolina Bar
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • South Carolina, 1997

Educational Background

  • College of Charleston, Honors College; B.A., English (Departmental Honors), 1994
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Office Location for Elizabeth Middleton Burke

PO Box 1007
Mount Pleasant, SC 29465

Phone: 843-727-6500

Fax: 843-216-6509

Last Updated: 2/1/2021

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