Why He Matters

Sophisticated and Creative Approach

Michael Burke provides sophisticated legal analysis and advice to companies across the business spectrum. He has represented media companies, defense contractors, health care providers, entertainment companies and celebrity clientele. On the industry sector side, Mr. Burke represents real estate developers, health and beauty distributors, and food manufacturers. He has been sought out by transportation and logistics companies, apparel clients, and utility-level service providers. He is a member of the Forum for Corporate Directors. 

He is a savvy legal strategist and trusted legal advisor.  With his background as both inside and outside corporate counsel, Michael has unique insights into risk prevention and mitigation. Mr. Burke is an aggressive and effective advocate in business disputes, and is a member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.  Adept at identifying creative solutions, he is also a certified mediator. 

 "Bet the business" litigation calls for special skills, and Michael Burke has demonstrated mastery over novel legal issues as well as common business disputes.  He is regularly consulted by other law firms for advice on legal strategy and ethics matters, and he has advised foreign counsel on American securities and business fraud law.  


Mr. Burke is a highly sought after speaker on current issues in business litigation as well as alternative dispute resolution (arbitration and mediation). 

On the personal front, Michael is the father of special needs children, and has first-hand experience with the challenges that confront parents advocating for their children. He is dedicated to improving the well-being of children on the autism spectrum by helping advance clinical research and treatments. He serves on boards and committees of some of the world's leading autism research and treatment centers, including UCLA's Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART); the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CAND) at UC-Irvine; the In STEPPS Academy (a non-profit school for autistic children); and the Saddleback Valley Unified School District (advising the school district on delivery of effective programs and services to its 3700 special needs students).