Judge Burke Settles Multi-Million Dollar Commercial & Personal Injury Cases

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ADR Systems congratulates Hon. Dennis Burke, (Ret.) for successfully mediating two difficult and complex cases, in just two days.  Judge Burke recently settled  an emotionally-charged personal injury case for the policy limits of $6 million.  The case involved a motorcycle accident in which the bike unexpectedly hit a ditch, ejecting both passengers.  The plaintiff in the case sustained a life altering traumatic brain injury that required months of hospitalization and rehabilitative care.  The plaintiff was represented by Christopher Norem and Joseph Parente of Parente & Norem, P.C.  The previous day, Judge Burke settled a large commercial fire loss case, involving a national insurer, for nearly $13 million.

Hon. Dennis Burke, (Ret.) is a highly regarded mediator and arbitrator.  He brings to each case 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 1,800 settlement conferences while presiding over 700 commercial cases and law jury trials.  In private practice, Judge Burke also navigated and negotiated many contract disputes, working with transactional attorneys.  Judge Burke was an early advocate of dispute resolution and has won acclaim for his settlement skills.  He’s also well-known for his keen ability to build trusting relationships with all parties.

For Judge Burke’s full bio, click here.

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I recently had a mediation with Judge John Ward. It had been many years since my last case with him. After the first go around ended unsuccessfully with the numbers "far apart," Judge Ward said that he would circle back with us. And sure enough he did reach back to us, and after a few days of phone calls, we settled. He belongs at the top of your list as a mediator for almost any case.

Steven J. Morton, Esq.Steven J. Morton & Associates, Ltd.