Francis J. "Frank" Burke, Jr.

Francis J. "Frank" Burke, Jr.

Frank Burke Mediation

Recognized since 2007

San Francisco, California

Practice Areas


Commercial Litigation

Criminal Defense: White-Collar


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Frank Burke is the founder of Frank Burke Mediation PC, and a panel member of ADR Services, Inc. handling matters in its San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland offices. He helps parties resolve their conflicts in a fair, cost effective way through creative approaches and relentless follow-up in a framework of trust and civility. He seeks to genuinely understand the parties’ views, motivations, wants and needs. He uses a mix of facilitative and evaluative approaches to help parties reach a durable settlement that all can accept.

A full time neutral, he applies his 42 years of experience as a business trial lawyer in national law firms having handled a diverse range of business disputes involving varied business sectors in federal and state courts and administrative agencies in 26 states, China and Canada.

He conducts mediations and arbitrations in disputes involving:

• Contract disputes

• Real estate disputes

• Landlord/tenant lease disputes

• Family business disputes

• Business divorces

• Complex commercial disputes

• Corporate governance disputes

• Merger and acquisition disputes

• Sale of business disputes

• Class actions and derivative suits

• Securities fraud investment disputes

• Accounting and legal malpractice disputes

• Antitrust, unfair competition and trade practices disputes

• Technology, trade secrets and intellectual property disputes

• Employment disputes

• Healthcare disputes

• Partnership disputes and dissolutions

• Debtor-Creditor disputes

• Qui tam and False Claims Act disputes

• Banking and Finance Disputes

• Accounting and Taxation Disputes

• Environmental disputes

• Construction defect disputes

• Insurance coverage disputes

• Personal and catastrophic injury disputes

• Automobile, motorcycle and truck-trailer collision disputes

• E-discovery and cybersecurity

Contact & Links


  • 100 First Street, 27th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94105

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1975
  • California, 1977
  • Washington, 1983
  • Arizona, 1986

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Special Focus

  • Litigation
  • White-Collar Criminal Defense


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