James F. Burke
Burke served as an investigator, supervisor, squad commander & worked in the Narcotics Division, the Detective Bureau & the Organized Crime Control Bureau. Jim completed his police career as the lead trial lawyer in the NYPD's Civil Enforcement Unit where he tried 9 cases to verdict. Jim graduated with a BA from Manhattan College, a JD from Fordham University School of Law, and is a member of the NY State Bar Association. He joined the law firm of Wilson Elser in 2002 & is a partner in the While Plains, NY office. There, he has handled more than 25 cases at trial as the lead attorney. His practice focuses on general & product liability, pediatric lead poisoning, medical malpractice, labor law, & premises liability. Jim has vast experience in the defense of security guards accused of excessive force & claims that security guards failed to act to prevent injuries while providing guard services.