Michael P. Burke

Michael P.Burke - Partner


Contact Info

Email: mburke@darroweverett.com

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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.
    cum laude
  • Providence College, B.A., Political Science and Government



Michael Burke is a Partner in DarrowEverett’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group with over a decade of trial and arbitration experience representing clients in court and arbitration venues across the country. Michael focuses his litigation practice on matters involving partnership contractual disputes, complex financial fraud, intellectual property, securities and consumer class actions, trade secret misappropriation, and governmental and internal investigations. He advises clients at all stages of disputes, from pre-litigation investigations through trial and appeal, with a focus on resolving matters in an efficient and economical manner. Michael has specific experience representing clients in claims brought under the Lanham Act, the False Claims Act, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (“PSLRA”), and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully litigated complex construction dispute involving the build-out of a commercial food processing facility on behalf of the project owner, where the general contractor had dissipated project funds and failed to pay subcontractors. DE successfully resolved the lawsuit against the general contractor and obtained dissolution of several mechanic’s liens amounting to over six figures that had been recorded by project subcontractors.   

  • Successfully vacated a judgment that had been entered against our trucking company client on the basis that service was insufficient, resulting in no liability to DE’s client.

  • Obtained injunctive relief in Massachusetts Superior Court resulting in favorable settlement for our client in complex dispute over ownership of a commercial services business.

  • Successfully obtained the removal of a false and defamatory online news story that was harming client’s business reputation through demand to news organization. As a result of DE’s experience in prosecuting internet defamation matters, the news organization elected to remove the article in question.

  • Filed a Petition with the United States Supreme Court for a Writ of Certiorari regarding the applicability of an arbitration clause and the right to class vs. bilateral arbitration.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining the DarrowEverett team, Michael was a litigation partner in the Boston office of an Am Law 100 firm. While attending Boston University School of Law, Michael was the Article Editor for the Journal of Science and Technology.

Related Practices



  • Boston Bar Association – Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association – Civil Litigation Section Council