John S. Burke

John S. BurkeI am a second generation attorney who grew up reading depositions transcripts. I always believed I would pursue a career in the law. My career has been strongly devoted to serving and protecting individuals in financial and securities matters, including stock broker fraud, insurance fraud, consumer fraud, securities litigation, breach of fiduciary duty, and other financial frauds. Prior to embarking on my legal career I was a successful stock broker for a national firm. I entered law with a promise to my clients that I would continue to serve investors by using my experience in the securities and insurance business to help investors who were defrauded by those individuals and industry practices that I found unconscionable. Nearly twenty-five years I have been practicing law in securities matters before FINRA, NASD, NYSE, and other SRO arbitration panels as well as in state and federal courts nationwide.

Areas of Practice:

  • FINRA Arbitration (formerly the NASD)
  • Securities, Financial and Insurance Fraud
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Business Formation
  • Probate, Wills and Trusts

Bar Admissions:

Illinois, 1992
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1992
U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1999
U.S. District Court for Northern District of Texas, 2005


Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, 1992
Honors: Cum Laude
John Carroll University, 1983

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Chicago Bar Association
    • Member
  • Kane County Bar Association
    • Member
  • DuPage County Bar Association
    • Member
  • American Bar Association
    • Member
  • Public Investor Arbitration Bar Association
    • Member
  • National Association of Securities Dealers, 1993 – Present
    • Arbitrator