Samuel B. Burke

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Denton, TX

Alagood Cartwright Burke PC
 | 319 W. Oak Street, Denton, TX 76201
Phone: 940-308-8463
Fax: 940-891-0004
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Samuel B. Burke is a shareholder with the Alagood Cartwright Burke PC law firm in Denton, Texas. Board certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and possessing more than 21 years of legal experience, Mr. Burke focuses his practice on general civil litigation and personal injury.

    A 1995 graduate of Austin College, Mr. Burke attended Texas Tech University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1998. The State Bar of Texas admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

    Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Burke has successfully handled numerous complex cases involving oil and gas issues, land use litigation, real estate disputes, government litigation, legal and medical malpractice defense, probate litigation, catastrophic personal injury claims, and class actions. Whether serving plaintiff or defendant clients, Mr. Burke always provides exceptional counsel and aggressive representation to help increase his clients' chances of obtaining the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve.

    Along with his successful trial experience, Mr. Burke is equally effective outside the courtroom. Not only has he secured numerous settlements for his clients through negotiations and arbitration, he also provides invaluable advice and guidance to his clients to help them mitigate their risk exposure and to decrease their chances of possibly facing litigation in the future.

    Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Burke holds an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell and was selected for inclusion into the Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40 list by The National Trial Lawyers. He has also received consistent recognition from Texas Monthly Magazine along with numerous other accolades from his peers. Moreover, Mr. Burke has received excellent client ratings on Avvo as well as many positive testimonials and referrals from those he has served.

    Highly active with the Denton County Bar Association, Mr. Burke once served as the organization's director and as a member of its Judiciary Committee. He also supports his local community through his involvement with the Corinth Economic Development Corporation's board and the Board of Community Schools of North Texas, where he once served as president.

    *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
    • 70%General Litigation
    • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013

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    About Samuel Burke

    Admitted: 1998, Texas

    Professional Webpage:


    • 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
    • Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyer Organization
    • Excellent AVVO Rating
    • AV Preeminent rating (Top) by Martindale-Hubbell , Martindale Hubbell, 2011
    •  Recipient 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008 Texas Rising Star, Texas Monthly Magazine
    • AV Preeminent rating (Top) by Martindale-Hubbell , Martindale Hubbell, 2014
    • AV Preeminent rating (Top) by Martindale-Hubbell , Martindale Hubbell, 2017
    • Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40 in Texas, National Trial Lawyers Organization
    • AV Preeminent rating (Top) by Martindale-Hubbell , Martindale Hubbell, 2012
    • AV Preeminent rating (Top) by Martindale-Hubbell , Martindale Hubbell, 2015
    • AV Preeminent rating (Top) by Martindale-Hubbell , Martindale-Hubbell, 2010
    • AV Preeminent rating (Top) by Martindale-Hubbell , Martindale Hubbell, 2013
    • AV Preeminent rating (Top) by Martindale-Hubbell , Martindale Hubbell, 2016

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Specialization, 2021

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Past President of the Board of Community Schools of North Texas
    • Member of the Board of Community Schools of North Texas
    • Member, Denton County Bar Association Judiciary Committee, 1999-2000
    • Director, Denton County Bar Association, 2000-01
    • Member, Denton County Bar Association, 1998 – present

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Denton County Transit Authority - Board of Directors , 2020
    • Board Member of the Corinth Economic Development Corporation
    • City Council Place One, City of Corinth, 2021
    • Past President of the Board of Community Schools of North Texas
    • Member of the Board of Community Schools of North Texas

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • To Frack or Not to Frack – When does government regulation violate the Constitution?
    • Why do Some People Get Sued While Others Don’t
    • Point, Click and Contract?
    • Fraud – Bad Opinions Can Get You in as Much Trouble as Bad Facts
    • Gun Control Debate: A Brief History
    • Hearsay, a Brief History
    • Why Specializaiton Matters
    • The Fall of Eyewitness Testimony and the Rise of Digital Evidence
    • Arbitration Dispute Resolution
    • Motor Vehicle Accidents are a Significant Source of Potential Liability for Most Businesses
    • Business Liability for Work Place Injuries
    • Free Speech at Work
    • Educate Yourself about Builder’s Risk Insurance

    Educational Background:

    • Austin College, Liberal Arts, 1995
    • Krum High School

    Industry Groups

    • Banking
    • Banking
    • Commercial Real Estate
    • Commercial Real Estate
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    Office Location for Samuel B. Burke

    319 W. Oak Street
    Denton, TX 76201

    Phone: 940-308-8463

    Fax: 940-891-0004

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    Last Updated: 3/23/2021

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