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Thomas Braun Bernard & Burke, LLP

PROVIDING TRUSTED AND EXPERIENCED GUIDANCE TO CLIENTS IN RAPID CITY AND THROUGHOUT SOUTH DAKOTA AND WYOMING.

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John W. Burke
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  • Partner

Location:

Rapid City, SD

Phone:

Fax:

605-348-5852

Email:

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Areas Of Practice

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents - Plaintiff
  • Tractor-Trailer Accidents - Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death - Plaintiff
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Business Disputes and Litigation
  • Construction Disputes and Litigation
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Bar Admissions

  • South Dakota, 1996
  • Minnesota, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of South Dakota, 1997
  • Wyoming, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2014

Education

  • University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota
    • J.D. - 1996
    • Honors: Sterling Honor Graduate
    • Honors: Advocacy Award, 1995-1996
    • Honors: Trial Competition Team Member, 1995-1996
  • Northern State University, Aberdeen, South Dakota
    • B.A. - 1993

Representative Cases

  • Upell v. Dewey County Comm'n, 880 N.W.2d 69, 2016, S.D.
  • Berkley Regional Specialty Insurance Co. v. Dowling Spray Service, 864 N.W.2d 505 , 2015, S.D.
  • Humble v. Wyant, 843 N.W.2d 334, 2014, S.D.
  • Lindskov v. Lindskov, 800 N.W.2d 715, 2011, S.D.
  • Brooks v. Milbank Insurance Co., 605 N.W.2d 173, 2000, S.D., 2000046196

Representative Clients

  • Moreau-Grand Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Premier Equipment, LLC
  • Miller Construction and Gravel, LLC

Classes/Seminars

  • Entering Unknown Terrain: Discovery Pitfalls and Practice Tips, 2014, State Bar of South Dakota – Young Lawyers Section
  • Pretrial Submissions, 2011, Black Hills Legal Professionals Association
  • 10 Legal Tips For Your Business, 2005, Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce
  • Insurance: Bad Faith When They Don’t Pay; Subrogation When They Do, 2002, Black Hills Legal Professionals Association

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating - Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of South Dakota
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
  • Wyoming State Bar
  • Pennington County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice

Past Employment Positions

  • Sixth Judicial Circuit, South Dakota, Law Clerk, 1996 to 1997

Languages

  • English