James Alexander Burke
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James Alexander Burke
Firm: Larkin, Ingrassia & Brown, LLP
Address: 356 Meadow Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550-3038
Phone: 845-234-4852
877-278-5062 (Toll Free)
Fax: 845-902-4395
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Web site: http://www.law5141.com

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Education Honors Affiliations
Lawyer Profile:

James Alexander Burke specializes in the fields of personal injury, products liability and business litigation. A 1984 graduate of Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley, Mr. Burke worked for the Legal Aid Society of New York and for a NYC white collar criminal boutique before moving to the Hudson Valley and joining Larkin, Ingrassia & Brown, LLP, where he heads the appeals and motions department. He is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits, and in the U.S. District Courts in all four districts of New York.

Mr. Burke is married and the father of three children. He is cantor and organist at Saint Peter's Catholic Church in Kingston, New York and Chariman of the parish's church restoration committee. He was associated for several years with the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum in Poughkeepsie, New York, where, after four years as President of the Board of Trustees, he became a member of the Museum's Advisory Board.

Areas of Practice:
Jones Act
Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) -- Employee
Federal Appellate Practice
State Appellate Practice
Animal Bites -- Plaintiff
Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff
Machinery & Tools
Pharmaceutical Products
Recreational Products
Legal Malpractice
Municipal Liability
Litigation Percentage:
85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
New York, 1985
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1994
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1994
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1998
U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2007
U.S. Supreme Court, 2010
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California

University of California, Berkeley, California
Major: Musicology

Catholic University of America, Washington, District of Colombia
Major: Music

Honors and Awards:
Named by Super Lawyers Magazine as One of the Top Attorneys in New York, 2012

Named Super Lawyers, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Mid Hudson Children's Museum, 1997 - 2001
President of Board of Trustees

Past Employment Positions:
Legal Aid Society of New York, Staff Attorney, 1984 - 1988

Steven Kimelman, P.C., Attorney, 1988 - 1997

Pro Bono Activities:
Mid Hudson Children's Museum, 1995 - 2001
Saint Peter's Church Restoration Committee, Chair, 2007 - Present
Birth Information:
1956, New York, New York, United States of America
West Practice Categories:
Jones Act, Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) -- Employee, Federal Appellate Practice, State Appellate Practice, Animal Bites -- Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff, Premises Liability -- Plaintiff, Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff, Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff, Machinery & Tools, Pharmaceutical Products, Recreational Products, Legal Malpractice, Municipal Liability
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