George B. Burke III, Esq.

Born in Troy, New York, Mr. Burke still resides in Rensselaer County with his wife, Julie, and two children.  He graduated from Alfred University (B.A.) in 1988 and University of Toledo College of Law (J.D.) in 1991.

Mr. Burke concentrates his practice in representing employers, injured workers, and insurance companies in all stages of litigation before the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board and New York Courts.  Mr. Burke also represents claimants in matters before the Social Security Administration and handles personal injury accident claims, real estate, and traffic matters.  Mr. Burke has over 25 years of litigation experience involving premises liability claims, contract disputes, and motor vehicle and construction site accidents. 


Mr. Burke is a Judge in the Town of North Greenbush having won election in November 2015. George’s term as Town Justice runs from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2019. 

 

Prior to joining Lemire, Johnson & Higgins, Mr. Burke was a partner in an Albany Workers’ Compensation defense firm and an associate attorney at a plaintiff firm where he represented injured workers. 


Admissions:

                      All New York Courts

                      U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

                      U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

 

Memberships:     

                     Albany County Bar Association

                     Albany Claims Association

                     New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

                     New York State Bar Association

                     New York State Magistrates Association                             

                     Rensselaer County Bar Association