Edward D. Burke, Jr. was born in Brooklyn. He is a graduate of Providence College and St. John's University Law School (Juris Doctorate). After graduation, Burke spent seven years as a prosecutor with the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. He entered private law in 1996 with his father Edward, Sr. In 2005 he opened his own practice and has been involved in several high-profile cases (Daniel Pelosi; Lizzie Grubman) as well as several high-verdict negligence cases.
As an active member of the community, Burke was honored in 2004 by the Independent Group Housing League of Suffolk County, which assists developmentally handicapped children. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association, the Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association, as well as various community organizations. He is also counsel to both the North Sea and Sag Harbor volunteer fire departments.
Burke is a third-generation Irish-American whose great-grandparents came from Co. Mayo. He and his wife, Patricia, live in Sag Harbor, New York with their three sons, Matthew, Edward and Brendan.
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