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T. Steven Burke, Jr.

T. Steven Burke, Jr.Of CounselDownload PDFvCard619.569.2099


Steven Burke is a member of the Trial and Litigation Practice Group and Municipal and Special District Law Practice Group. Steve provides advisory, regulatory, transactional and litigation services to individuals, public entities, private businesses, and non-profit mutual benefit corporations.

He handles all stages of litigation and administrative proceedings, from pre-claim through resolution, on a wide scope of disputes, including public entity defense, liability defense, real estate transactions, business matters, real property, and land use. Steve drafts pleadings, discovery, motions and accordant opposition or reply briefs; takes and defends depositions of witnesses, parties, and experts; appears for and argues motions, writ petitions, and appeals; and prepares for and appears at arbitration and trial.

Steve has more than ten years of litigation experience primarily focused in San Diego County Superior Court, in addition to experience in the 4th District Court of Appeal and U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. He has litigated cases throughout San Diego County from case initiation through judgment. Steve’s litigation training includes attending the National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s “Building Trial Skills” program. He also participated in the San Diego Inn of Court College of Trial Advocacy Evidence Workshop.

In the non-litigation arena, Steve represents clients on matters including but not limited to business formation, negotiating and drafting contracts, evaluating statutory compliance, and attending Board meetings. Specifically for public entity clients, he provides general advisory assistance relating to Public Records Act compliance, Brown Act compliance, drafting of ordinances, and attending commission and council meetings. Steve’s service to public entities leverages his recent in-house experience as a Deputy City Attorney II for the City of Oceanside.


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