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Alexander H. Burke

Alex Burke is the manager of Burke Law Offices, LLC.

Mr. Burke graduated from Colgate University in 1997 (B.A. International Relations), and from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2003 (J.D.).

During law school he served as an extern to the Honorable Robert W. Gettleman of the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and as a law clerk for the Honorable Nancy Jo Arnold, Chancery Division, Circuit Court of Cook County. He also served as an extern for the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

Mr. Burke also was the Feature Articles Editor of the Loyola Consumer Law Review and Executive Editor of the International Law Forum. His published work includes International Harvesting on the Internet: A Consumer's Perspective on 2001 Proposed Legislation Restricting the Use of Cookies and Information Sharing, 14 Loy. Consumer L. Rev. 125 (2002).

He became licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois in 2003, and is a member of the bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh and First Circuits, as well as the Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Southern District of Illinois, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Northern District of Indiana and Southern District of Indiana.  He is also an active member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and the National Association of Consumer Advocates.

Some notable court decisions that Alex Burke has worked on include: 

Greene v. DirecTV, Inc., 1:10-cv-117 (April 14, 2010 N.D.Ill.) (denying motion to dismiss in TCPA and FCRA class action);

Donnelly v. NCO Financial Systems, Inc, 1:09-cv-2264 (Dec. 16, 2009 N.D.Ill.) (magistrate order compelling substantial discovery in TCPA class action), objections overruled (Jan. 13, 2010 N.D.Ill.);

Demitro v. GMAC, No. 1-06-3417 (Ill.App. 1st Dist.) (Summary judgment affirmed for plaintiff in Illinois Consumer Fraud case based upon improper car repossession);

Catalan v. RBC Mortgage, 2008 WL 2741159 (Jul.8, 2008) (Complex RESPA and tort legal issues decided in plaintiffs’ favor);

Cicilline v. Jewel Food Stores, Inc., 542 F.Supp.2d 831 (N.D.Ill. 2008) (FCRA class certification granted); 542 F.Supp.2d 842 (N.D.Ill. 2008) (plaintiffs' motion for judgment on pleadings granted);

Harris v. Best Buy Co., 07 C 2559, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22166 (N.D.Ill. March 20, 2008);

Matthews v. United Retail, Inc., 248 F.R.D. 210 (N.D.Ill. 2008) (FCRA class certification granted);

Redmon v. Uncle Julio's, Inc., 249 F.R.D. 290 (N.D.Ill. 2008) (FCRA class certification granted);

Harris v. Circuit City Stores, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12596, 2008 WL 400862 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 7,2008) (FCRA class certification granted); aff’d upon objection (Mar. 28, 2008);

Elkins v. Ocwen Fed. Sav. Bank Experian Info. Solutions, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84556 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 13, 2007) (Daubert challenge mostly denied);

Harris v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76012 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 10, 2007) (motion to dismiss denied);

Stegvilas v. Evergreen Motors, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35303 (N.D. Ill. May 11, 2007) (motion to dismiss denied);

Pletz v. MBNA America, N.A., 2007 WL 518756, 3:05-cv-00799-DRH-DGW (S.D.Ill. Feb. 15, 2007) (Fair Credit Reporting Act decision holding that a defendant may be liable for ongoing violations under 15 U.S.C. 1681s-2(b), even if original violation is time-barred)

Barnes v. FleetBoston Fin. Corp., C.A. No. 01-10395-NG, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 71072 (D.Mass. Aug. 22, 2006) (appeal bond required for potentially frivolous objection to large class action settlement);

Longo v. Law Offices of Gerald E. Moore & Assocs., P.C., 04 C 5759, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19624 (N.D.Ill. March 30, 2006) (class certification granted);

Nichols v. Northland Groups, Inc., case nos. 05 C 2701, 05 C 5523, 06 C 43, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15037 (N.D.Ill. March 31, 2006) (class certification granted for concurrent classes against same defendant for ongoing violations);

Lucas v. GC Services, L.P., case No. 2:03 cv 498, 226 F.R.D. 328 (N.D.Ind. 2004) (compelling discovery), 226 F.R.D. 337 (N.D.Ind. 2005) (granting class certification);

Murry v. America's Mortg. Banc, Inc., case nos. 03 C 5811, 03 C 6186, 2005 WL 1323364 (N.D. Ill. May  5, 2006) (Report and Recommendation granting class certification), aff’d, 2006 WL 1647531 (June 5, 2006);

Rawson v. Credigy Receivables, Inc., case no. 05 C 6032, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6450 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 16, 2006) (denying motion to dismiss in case against debt collector for suing on time-barred debts);

In re Kingen, no. 01-84275, adv. No. 03-8020, 2004 Bankr. LEXIS 146 (Bankr.C. D. Ill. Feb. 17, 2004) (extending bankruptcy law in favor of debtor).