Paul W. Burke

Paul W. Burke: Attorney with Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP (116 Attorneys)
  • 303 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 3500, Atlanta, GA 30308
    View Paul W. Burke's office location
  • Peer Reviews

    5.0/5.0 (2)
  • Profile Visibility [ i ]
    • #736 in weekly profile views out of 20,630 Attorneys in Atlanta, GA
    • #47,736 in weekly profile views out of 1,822,222 total attorneys Overall
Attorney Awards


Paul Burke has been practicing law for 34 years and has extensive experience in commercial and civil litigation including first party insurance coverage, creditor litigation and cargo litigation.

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.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • First Party Insurance Matters
  • Commercial Transportation Law
  • Insurance and Reinsurance Coverage
  • Subrogation
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Collections Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
404-885-6310  Phone
University Attended:
University of the South, B.A., 1980
Law School Attended:
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1983
Year of First Admission:
All Florida State and Federal Courts; 11th Circuit Court of Appeals; All Georgia State and Federal Courts; 4th Circuit Court of Appeals; All Alabama State and Federal Courts; 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. Supreme Court



Alabama Bar Association

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

American Bar Association, Property Insurance Section (Vice-Chair)

Association of Credit and Collection Professionals

Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter

Commercial Law League of America

Defense Research Institute

Florida Bar Association

Georgia Bar Association

Georgia Fire Investigators Association

International Association of Arson Investigators

Metro Arson Association

National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys

Southern Loss Association

Transportation Lawyers Association

Atlanta Bar Association


Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (2 reviews)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

  • Analytical Capability

  • Judgment

  • Communication

  • Legal Experience


*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Documents (1)

Documents by this lawyer on



Atlanta, Georgia

Contact Paul W. Burke

Required Fields

Required Fields

By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms and Privacy Policy. You also consent to be contacted at the phone number you provided, including by autodials, text messages and/or pre-recorded calls, from Martindale and its affiliates and from or on behalf of attorneys you request or contact through this site. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.