The Burke Law Team

Burke Law, P.C. is a regional law firm with locations in Burlington, Vermont and White River Junction, Vermont. Our attorneys practice criminal defense.

We strive to build a personal relationship with our clients. We help our clients define their goals and build a path to achieve those goals. At Burke Law we lead each of our clients through the complexities of the legal system with compassion, experience and zealous advocacy.

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Jessica Burke

Founder & Attorney

Attorney Jessica Burke founded Burke Law in 2011. Attorney Burke has defended major felonies (including murder, child sexual assault, and rape). She also has a strong reputation for effective DUI defense throughout Vermont.​

Leah Henderson

Attorney

Attorney Leah Henderson leads our White River Junction office and has extensive experience in criminal defense throughout the state of Vermont.

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Zachery Weight

Attorney

Attorney Zachery Weight is an experienced criminal trial attorney with a proven track record of successful results.

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Simone Washington

Legal Researcher

Simone Washington is a J.D. candidate at Washington & Lee School of Law in Lexington, VA. She is a dedicated paralegal for Burke Law.​

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Gregory Nagurney

Attorney

Attorney, counselor, and advocate with a client-focused and statewide practice based in Waterbury, Vermont.

“We take a highly personalized approach to every case we fight. We believe in criminal justice and will ensure that we get you the best results possible.”
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Client Testimonials

"Jessica Burke was extremely professional, knowledgeable, compassionate and understanding. Her hard work showed in the positive result."
"Jessica is great. She goes to bat for you with everything she has. Both she, and, Simone make every effort to make you comfortable, and explain your options and next steps. Very well priced with a great value.
"Jess is fantastic! Very up front and highly knowledgable with a strong community network behind her. Always does an outstanding job and the first consult is free!!"
"Leah Henderson is a proactive advocate for the ones who need her in action when facing the possibility of charges that can affect the rest of your lives."
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Why Burke Law?

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Experienced, Connected, and Results-Driven

Our team has decades of combined experience working within the local courts in Vermont. Our relationships with prosecutors and judges help us to make sure our clients get the best outcomes possible.

Energetic, Eager to Advocate, and Passionate About Justice

We are professionals with the experience and energy to fight for what we believe in and advocate for our clients, even if it means taking a case to trial. We’re passionate about helping our clients move forward with their lives.

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