John F. Burke, Jr. Partner


Springfield, MA

Phone: (413) 231-1236 Fax: (413) 739-3125 Download VCard

John F. Burke, Jr.

Jack has over 43 years experience in civil litigation and trial and appellate practice. He has represented businesses, individuals, insurers, insureds and self-insureds in a broad variety of matters including products liability, professional liability, general liability, insurance first party matters, arson and fraud, workers compensation, mold and other toxic torts, and commercial litigation. Jack has also served as an arbitrator and mediator in insurance and insurance-related disputes. 


  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Hampden County Bar Association

Noteworthy Accomplishments

  • Lead counsel in over 100 civil jury and bench trials in Massachusetts state and federal courts and administrative agencies; appellate counsel before Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court, and administrative appellate boards.
  • Speaker at bar association seminars on tort and insurance issues and civil practice.
  • Volunteer Judge, Massachusetts Bar Association Mock Trial Competition.
  • Co-author, initial Longshore Desk Book and supplement, United States Department of Labor, Benefits Review Board, 1978, 1979.

Honors & Awards

  • Elected by his peers to The Best Lawyers in America© Product Liability Litigation Defense guide (2018-2023)

Springfield, MA Office

Tower Square
1500 Main Street
Suite 2400
Springfield, MA 01115
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Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States


  • A.B., magna cum laude — College of the Holy Cross
  • J.D. — Georgetown University Law Center

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