Thomas H. Burke: Lawyer with Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C.

Thomas H. Burke

Des Moines,  IA  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business and Banking
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Law
  • Litigation
Mailing Address
University University of Iowa, B.A., with honors, 1977
Law SchoolUniversity of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1980 Moot Court Board, 1979-1980
Admitted1980, Iowa; U.S. Court of Appeals - Eighth Circuit; U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Illinois; U.S. District Court - Northern District of Iowa - Bankruptcy; U.S. District Court - Southern District of Iowa - Bankruptcy

Thomas H. Burke represents clients in the practice areas of banking, bankruptcy, business, commercial, litigation and real estate law. Financial institutions and others seek Mr. Burke for his legal advice and experience as it relates to the client’s need for problem resolution. In Chambers USA, a client commented, “He did an excellent job; his expertise was unbelievable.”

Mr. Burke received his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, with distinction in 1980.

Awards and Recognitions
• AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a Leading Lawyer in Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions: Banking & Finance (2012-2014)
•Selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America as a top-ranked attorney in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2012-2015)

Experience & Professional Activities

Work Experience
•Member with Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C. since 1987
•Associate with Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C., 1983-1987

Cases, Presentations & Publications

Frequent presenter at the following programs:
•Federal Bar Association Iowa Chapter Annual Bankruptcy Seminar
•Drake University Law School CLE programs
•University of Iowa College of Law CLE programs
•Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting
•Iowa State Bar Association Bridge the Gap Seminar
•Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Summer Seminar

Civic & Volunteer Activities
•UnityPoint Health Foundation Board of Directors (2014- present)
•ChildServe (Board of Trustees, 2001-2004)
•Downtown YMCA Partner with Youth Program (Past Member: Board of Directors; Past Chair: Annual Fundraising Campaign)
•American Heart Association Iowa Chapter (Past Co-Chair: Annual Heart Ball)


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Profile Visibility
#45 in weekly profile views out of 2,264 lawyers in Des Moines, Iowa
#37,422 in weekly profile views out of 1,648,112 total lawyers Overall

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Office Information

Thomas H. Burke

317 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1200
Des MoinesIA 50309-4195


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