George B. Burke III, Esq.

Born in Troy, New York, Mr. Burke still resides in Rensselaer County with his wife, Julie, and two children.  He graduated from Alfred University (B.A.) in 1988 and University of Toledo College of Law (J.D.) in 1991.

Mr. Burke concentrates his practice in representing employers, injured workers, and insurance companies in all stages of litigation before the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board and New York Courts.  Mr. Burke also represents claimants in matters before the Social Security Administration and handles personal injury accident claims, real estate, traffic matters/DWI and wills.

Mr. Burke has over 25 years of litigation experience involving premises liability claims, contract disputes, and motor vehicle and construction site accidents. 

Mr. Burke is a Judge in the Town of North Greenbush having won re-election in November 2019. George’s term as Town Justice runs from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2022. 

Prior to joining Lemire & Higgins, LLC, Mr. Burke was a partner in an Albany Workers’ Compensation defense firm and an associate attorney at a plaintiff firm where he represented injured workers. 


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