Training and Experience


Since 1988 Harold Burke has specialized in civil litigation and has represented Connecticut businesses and individuals in state and federal courts. His legal work focuses primarily on complex business, employment and matrimonial matters.  


He is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of Connecticut and New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is a 1987 graduate of the Pace University School of Law where he received honors from the New York State Bar Association for research and writing on international trade issues.  In 1983 he was awarded a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Connecticut where he studied finance and statistics. 

Mr. Burke provides pro bono and reduced rate representation in select matters and has recently assisted clients in federal civil rights and veteran healthcare litigation, matters before the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and refugee resettlement proceedings before the United States Customs and Immigration Service.


Mr. Burke has served as a guest lecturer on employment and discrimination issues at the University of Connecticut MBA program in Stamford, and has also presented lectures on a number of topics including: “The Application of the False Claims Act to Employment Matters”, “Combating Fraud and Abuse in Government Funded Programs”, and "The Use of Statistical Evidence to Prove Workplace Discrimination". He has also conducted in-house management training on employment compliance issues.


He is a member of the National Eagle Scout Association (Eagle Awarded, 1976) and has served on the board of directors of the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, a Greenwich based cultural exchange organization (www.faf.org).


Reported cases:

S.L. v J.R., 27 N.Y.3d 558, 56 N.E.3d 193, 36 N.Y.S.3d 411 (2016)
Zaratzian v Abadir, 128 A.D.3d 953, 12 N.Y.S.3d 104 (2d Dep't 2015)
Zaratzian v. Adel Ramsey Abadir, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 129577 (2015)
Smith v. Town of Greenwich, 278 Conn. 428, 899 A.2d 563 (2006)
United States ex. rel. Mikes v. Straus, 274 F.3d 687 (2d Cir. 2001)
Muniz v. Kravis, 59 Conn. App. 704, 757 A.2d 1207 (2000)

Contact Mr. Burke directly at
hrb@burke-legal.com

Professional Profile  - Harold R. Burke