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James E. Burke

Partner

For 35 years, Jim Burke has helped clients develop sound litigation strategies and execute on those strategies successfully to resolve corporate disputes.  Jim’s practice focuses on complex corporate and commercial litigation, including both trial and appellate practice, in state and federal court. He has handled cases before courts in Ohio, Kentucky, California, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, Colorado and Delaware. He has significant experience in financial and transactional cases, commercial matters, class and derivative actions and actions arising under the federal securities laws. In 1997, Jim was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, membership in which is extended by invitation only to "experienced trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill as advocates and whose career has been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism and civility."  Jim was named by Best Lawyers in America as the 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" in Securities Litigation Law in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Named the "Cincinnati Best Lawyers' Securities Litigation Lawyer of the Year," 2014
  • Named the "Cincinnati Best Lawyers’ Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year," 2013
  • Named the “Cincinnati Best Lawyers' Securities Litigation Lawyer of the Year," 2012 
  • Named the "Cincinnati Best Lawyers’ Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year," 2011
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, one of 412 nationwide selected in category of "Bet the Company Litigation"
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2004-2014
  • Named to Ohio Super Lawyers, 2004-2014; Named one of the Top 10 lawyers in Ohio, 2008-2010; Named one of the Top 100 lawyers in Ohio, and one of the Top 50 lawyers in Cincinnati, 2008-2014
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named to Cincy Leading Lawyers, 2009-2014

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Mentioned & Quoted

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Mid-Term Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Mediator for United States District Court for Southern District of Ohio
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Instructor and Cincinnati Steering Committee Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Potter Stewart American Inn of Court, Barrister
  • Supreme Court of Ohio, Commission on Continuing Legal Education, 1994-1995
  • Leadership Cincinnati, Class XXVIII
  • Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford, Board of Trustees, 2006-present
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
One East Fourth Street
Suite 1400
Cincinnati OH 45202
TEL: (513) 579-6429
FAX: (513) 579-6457

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Practice Areas
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
Education
  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1978; magna cum laude; University of Cincinnati Law Review, Editorial Board, 1976-1978; Order of the Coif
  • B.A., Yale University, 1975