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Michele K. Burke

Riverfront Plaza, East Tower
951 East Byrd Street, Eighth Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone:  804.916.7153
Fax:  804.916.7253
2318 Mill Road
Suite 1100
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Biography

Ms. Burke focuses her practice on advising her clients and litigating matters relating to unfair business practices, including business conspiracy, interference with contract, conversion of corporate assets, misappropriation of trade secrets, covenants not to compete, breach of contract, and other business related matters. Ms. Burke represents clients in business disputes in a variety of industries, including mining, construction, health care, and technology .

Ms. Burke also focuses her practice on fiduciary law. She represents clients in shareholder and partnership disputes, including derivative and dissolution actions. She also represents clients in trusts and estate disputes and advises trustees on their fiduciary duties, including management of trust property and business disputes related to the assets they manage.

Ms. Burke offers her clients in-depth experience in electronic discovery, including the preservation and production of electronic evidence. She works with her clients to comply with the rules relating to producing electronic discovery and at the same time she works to minimize the costs of electronic discovery.

Ms. Burke is committed to assisting children with disabilities and represents children and their parents in disputes relating to a disabled child's right to a Free Appropriate Education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Ms. Burke is an adjunct professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she teaches a third year practicum-based course on Corporate Counseling and Shareholder Derivative Litigation, and has taught courses on Fiduciary Litigation, including Trusts and Estate Litigation.

Legal Experience

  • LeClairRyan, Richmond, Virginia, 2003-Present 
  • Intern, Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology, Washington, D.C., 2001

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association

Distinctions

  • Orrell-Brown Award for Clinical Excellence, Children’s Law Center, University of Richmond School of Law, 2003
  • Recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star by Law & Politics magazine in Trust & Estate Litigation and Business Litigation, 2009 - 2013

Related Industries

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Richmond School of Law, 2003
  • B.S., Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit