Mr. Burke earned his CPCU in 2001 which is a professional designation in property-casualty insurance and risk management held by just over 1% of those in the insurance industry. He has been selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer in the area of insurance coverage and has received an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell for his high ethical standards and professionalism.
Mr. Burke serves clients in sophisticated businesses throughout the southeast. He helps clients navigate conflict resolution with his extensive experience in jury trials in both state and federal courts and appellate courts throughout the southeast. He has taken and defended hundreds of depositions and on several occasions, has served as an expert witness in insurance coverage litigation.
Truck cargo litigation is another area of comprehensive knowledge. In addition to litigation, he has written and lectured on Carmack, COGSA and other cargo specific legislation as well as the insurance of cargo under the Inland Marine Coverage forms.
In recent years he has gained particular experience in the credit industry, representing local, regional and international banks and financial institutions. This work includes programs designed to maximize recovery initiatives and provides secure compliance with regulatory agencies and risk management standards.
He is a frequent speaker for the ABA and PLRB and has also presented across the country for the National Institute of Restoration for the building industry.
Mr. Burke presently serves on the firm's Diversity Committee.
Related News, Publications & Presentations
Twelve Drew Eckl & Farnham Attorneys Selected for Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars . Super Lawyers. February 2019.
Georgia Insurance Update. Paul W. Burke. CPCU Atlanta June Business Luncheon. 16 June 2016.
Lam V. Allstate Indemnity Company: Appraisal Provision Does Not Apply To The Scope Of the Loss. Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 26, No. 153. May 2014.
Insurable Interest Revisited (Again). Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 25, No. 147. May 2013.
Property Law Update. Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 25, No. 145. January 2013.
Recovery of Diminution in Value for First Party Property Claims in Georgia. Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 24, No. 144. November 2012.
Property Corner - Summary Judgment Granted on Both Application and Claims Misrepresentation. Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 22, No. 128. March 2010.
Property Corner. Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 21, No. 123. May 2009.
Five Random Thoughts About Subrogation Recovery. Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 19, No. 112. July 2007.
Cogsa Limitations in Georgia. Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 18, No. 106. July 2006.
The Civil Authority Clause is Construed in Georgia. Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 15, No. 90. November 2003.
Employee Dishonesty. Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 15, No. 88. July 2003.
Another Look At the Waiver of Subrogation Clause. Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, vol. 15, No. 85. March 2003.
How To Enforce A Vacancy Provision in Georgia. Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 15, No. 85. January 2003.
One Year Suit Limitation Bars Action in Negligence. Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 14, No. 81. May 2002.
Alabama Clarifies Rules for Cancelling Insurance Policies. Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 14, No. 81. May 2002.
Application Misrepresentation Defense: A Little More Difficult Now in Georgia. Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 14, No. 83. September 2002.
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