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Hon. Dennis Burke (Ret.), Mediator & Arbitrator, Chicago, Illinois.

Hon. Dennis Burke (Ret.)

ADR Systems Inc.
20 North Clark Street
Floor 29
Chicago, IL 60602
Tel: (312) 960-2264
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Hon. Dennis J. Burke, (Ret.) is a highly-regarded mediator and arbitrator with a wealth of experience garnered from his 15 years serving on the Circuit Court of Cook County. During his tenure on the bench, he conducted approximately 2,200 settlement conferences while presiding over hundreds of commercial cases and jury trials. In private practice, Judge Burke worked with transactional attorneys to navigate and negotiate many contract cases and was an expert in asbestos litigation. An early advocate of dispute resolution, he has won acclaim for his settlement skills and is also well known for his keen ability to build trusting relationships with all parties during the dispute resolution process.

Case Experience

  • Banking & Finance
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wrongful Death


  • J.D., John Marshall Law School
  • B.A., St. Mary’s University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Master of the Bench, Chicago Inn of Court
  • Board of Directors, Criticism Response Committee, Illinois Judges Association
  • Former President, The Illinois Bar Foundation
  • Former Treasurer, Board of Governers, Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
  • Charter Member, The Fellows of the Illinois Bar Foundation
  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders in the U.S.
  • Named leading attorney in personal injury litigation, American Research Corporation
  • AV rated Martindale-Hubbell
  • Life Fellow, American Bar Association
  • Distinguished Service Award, John Marshall Law School Alumni Association
  • Acknowledged in a resolution by Chicago City Council for Judicial Service in Child Protection

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