Getting to Know Jess Burke

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Jess Burke founded Burke Law in 2011 after returning to Vermont after practicing law in Virginia, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Jess worked as a solo-practitioner until expanding the practice in 2013.

In 2017, she purchased and opened Burke Law’s second office location at 141 Palmer Court in Hartford, VT. Her practice continues to focus on Vermont criminal defense throughout the state.

Jess Burke has defended criminal cases in all fourteen Vermont counties, has argued before the full Vermont Supreme Court several times, and has successfully defended clients at jury trials throughout Vermont.

Fun Facts

  • Jess knew she wanted to become a lawyer from a young age. So young, in fact, that for her sixth birthday she asked her parents for an executive outfit, attaché case, and attorney at law business cards. Her parents obliged.
  • Her favorite activity outside of work is hiking in the woods with her golden retrievers. She is also an avid downhill skier, runner and yogini.
  • Jess loves to travel and has visited five continents.

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Jessica Burke

Jessica Burke is a licensed Vermont attorney and the founder of Burke Law. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Boston College in Political Science, and then received her law degree from Washington & Lee Law School. After law school she worked with several top law firms before settling in Vermont and building her own practice. In addition to being licensed to practice law in the state of Vermont, she also holds a State Bar certification in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, among others. She specializes in criminal defense, including DUI defense, homicides, and sex crimes.

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