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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Contact Burke Law for A Free Case Consultation

If you have been charged with a crime, or if you have not been formally charged with crime but are party to an ongoing investigation, contact us to ensure that your rights are protected from the earliest stages of the process. We offer free consultations and will work with you to find a time that accommodates your schedule.