Russell T. Burke: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Russell T. Burke

Columbia,  SC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Antitrust Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Antitrust Counseling and Government Investigations
University University of Virginia, B.A., 1981
Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia, J.D., 1985
Admitted1985, South Carolina; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Civic & Professional Memberships

•Richland County Bar Association
•South Carolina Bar
•South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
•Defense Research Institute
•American Health Lawyers



Russell Burke has a wide variety of commercial and tort litigation experience in antitrust, health care, and products liability. He has represented hospitals and nursing homes in several different areas, including antitrust claims, Medicare reimbursement issues, credentialing matters, and medical malpractice claims. He also has significant experience in class actions in the timber and health care industries. He practices in both state and federal courts throughout the United States.

Russell has tried over twenty-five cases in state and federal court, and has handled numerous appeals to the South Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, and to the Fourth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal. He also has extensive experience in managing electronic discovery, and helps manage Nexsen Pruet’s document review facility.

Russell is from Arlington, Virginia. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Virginia (with high distinction), as well as the University of Virginia School of Law. He has been with Nexsen Pruet his entire career, working closely with Harold Jacobs for more than fifteen years.


•Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent
•Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation since 2003
•Tried and argued leading case in Fourth Circuit on admissibility of treating physicians testimony on causation in toxic tort case
•American Health Lawyers Association
•Defense Research Institute, Product Liability Subcommittee

Speaking Overview

•Medication Malpractice: Identifying High Risk Issues /Trends and How to Reduce Your Risks (NHC Healthcare, 1/23/11)
•Social Networking Discovery: Get Used To It - Strictly Speaking (DRI, 9/13/2010)
•Managing the Beast: Document Retention in an E-Discovery World (CLE presentation, 10/24/2008)
•South Carolina Hospital Concerns Associated with the Recovery Audit Contractor Demonstration Project (South Carolina Hospital Association, 4/23/2008)
•Discovery of Electronically Stored Information (presentation 7/11/2008)
•Antitrust Compliance for Trade Associations (12/2006)
•How Reasonable is a “Reasonable Degree of Medical Certainty”? The Use of Treating Physicians as Causation Experts in Products Liability Cases (FDCC CLE presentation, 3/1/2005)
•Apportionment of Liability (SC Bar CLE presentation, 5/3/2004)
•Legal and Practical Issues of Electronic Information Disclosure

Outside Nexsen Pruet

Outside the office, Russell serves on the Vestry for Church of the Apostles (Anglican Mission in America), enjoys summer vacations in Maine with his wife and their seven children, and tries his hand at coaching and playing basketball.


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Office Information

Russell T. Burke

1230 Main Street, Suite 700
ColumbiaSC 29201


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