Melinda Burke

With over 30 years of litigation and trial experience, Melinda R. Burke brings seasoned judgment and finely tuned trials skills to complex cases. Ms. Burke dedicates keen focus and energy to creating the winning strategy unique to each case. Her practice includes defense of bad faith institutional litigation, including mass litigation arising out of hurricanes, floods, regulatory issues, commercial, homeowners, and auto policies. She has also defended class actions and serious personal injury cases. She has prepared hundreds of management, corporate representatives and fact witnesses for depositions and trial, as well as numerous engineers, economists, mental health professionals, accountants, attorneys, insurance experts, class action experts, agency experts and net worth experts. Ms. Burke also has comprehensive knowledge and experience with e-discovery issues.


Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P., March 2015 – present

Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, L.L.P., 1985 – 2015

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Texas

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Council on Litigation Management, certified as a member of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (2012)

Texas Association of Defense Counsel Professional Liability publications, Editor (2011)

Honors & Awards

Awarded AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Named by peers; Best Lawyers in America (2010 – 2016)

Named as a “Top Rated Lawyer” in Insurance Law & Commercial Litigation, Martindale-Hubbell and ALM (2013)

Power Attorney, Fort Worth Business Press (2011)

Named “Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly Magazine (2005 – 2007, 2011)

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Cypress Waters
9111 Cypress Waters Blvd
Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75019
T: 214.420.5509
F: 214.420.5501



Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 1985

Texas Wesleyan University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1982