Why Choose Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella?
Burke Warren is a dynamic mid-sized firm with a well-earned reputation within the Chicago business and legal communities. We’ve used that reputation to build a ground-up organization where entrepreneurialism fuels personal and professional growth, as well as financial reward, for our attorneys.
Burke Warren is pleased to announce it has been named to Vault’s 20 Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For in Chicago 2022 edition. Vault has a distinguished history of ranking the top law firms in Chicago but this year introduced a new ranking featuring the most prestigious midsize law firms in the city. Burke Warren secured its Top 20 spot in the Midsize Chicago ranking based on voting from associates who work in the Chicago region. Vault's 2022 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted from March 2021 through May 2021. View complete details at https://firsthand.co/best-companies-to-work-for/law/best-midsize-law-firms-by-region/chicago.
To better serve our clients, most of our matters are staffed with no more than two or three attorneys. For associates, this means unparalleled experience that larger firms cannot match. Litigation associates at Burke Warren can expect to spend as much time writing briefs, arguing motions and advising clients, as they will spend researching and reviewing documents. Corporate or real estate associates will spend as much time attending closings, and participating in negotiations, as they might spend preparing forms or performing due diligence. Making sure that associates have meaningful work experience is part of Burke Warren’s belief that hands-on experience helps new attorneys become better lawyers.
Practicing law is already hard work; the people you work with shouldn’t make it harder. It’s a value that Burke Warren has embraced since it was founded. When our attorneys leave the office, they pursue a variety of activities outside of the practice of law. Whether it's time spent with family or at a summer music festival, Burke Warren encourages all associates to take on manageable workloads and seek out the assistance of partners and peers in maintaining a reasonable work‒life balance.
Our firm has a dedicated Pro Bono Committee that presents its attorneys with pro bono opportunities and facilitates community involvement. As part of Burke Warren’s commitment to pro bono work, associates have historically received an hourly credit for time spent on pro bono representation.