Christopher C. Burke

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Christopher C.Burke
Phone: 208.562.4900
Direct: 208.562.4902

Mr. Burke's practice focuses on complex litigation, with primary emphasis on commercial, business, products liability, personal injury, transportation and civil litigation. He has been the lead counsel among the defense group representing product manufacturers in asbestos personal injury litigation in Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and Montana. His trial experience covers a broad range of substantive law including employment, medical malpractice, construction, products liability, transportation accidents and commercial and business transactions litigated in numerous state and federal trial and appellate courts. He has experience in class action litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He also has significant experience in appellate practice.

Mr. Burke has served on the Idaho Federal Court panels of approved arbitrators and mediators and on the Idaho Supreme Court panel of approved mediators.

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University of Idaho College of Law (J.D., 1977)

Stanford University (B.A. History, 1973)



Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated

Best Lawyers in America, 2005-Present

Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2007-Present

Super Lawyer Honoree - 2011

Best Lawyers recognition, Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation Defendants - 2015



Idaho State Bar - Litigation Section

American Bar Association - Litigation Section

Defense Research Institute

Idaho Association of Defense Counsel

Legislative Staff, U.S. Senator Frank Church, 1973-74

Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, Boise State University, 1991-92, teaching Civil Procedure, Evidence


Leadership Boise 1985-86 - Vice President 1986-97, President 1988-89

Board of Directors, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, 1988-89

Board of Directors, Ballet Idaho, 1996-2000

Board of Directors, The Frank Church Institute, Boise State University, 2010-present

Youth soccer, baseball and basketball coach, 1993-99


U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Idaho
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


University of Idaho College of Law