The Law Offices of Sean M. Burke handles a range of personal injury cases, including automobile accidents, elder abuse, medical malpractice, and wrongful death, throughout the state of California.


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As both an auto and semi truck accident lawyer, Sean Burke can help victims of all types of motor vehicle collisions, as well as pedestrian and bicycle accidents, obtain the compensation they deserve.


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Any negligent error in the course of medical treatment can become the basis of a medical malpractice case. Sean M. Burke can handle your birth injury, brain injury, elder abuse, or other type of medical malpractice case.

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Damage to the brain or spinal cord can cause severe and permanent consequences. Sean Burke has helped numerous clients throughout California recover the compensation they deserve after a debilitating injury.

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Mr. Burke is an experienced and successful wrongful death attorney who has helped many families resume their lives after the loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another.


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Sean M. Burke

Sean M. Burke

With more than 25 years of experience as an attorney, Sean M. Burke can help you attain the compensation you deserve after a serious personal injury. He holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and was named Orange County Trial Lawyer Association's (OCTLA) Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2005.
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Heather J. Higson

Heather J. Higson

Heather J. Higson became a member of the State Bar of California in 1989, and joined Mr. Burke’s law firm in 2006. She has experience in every area of medical malpractice, from case inception through discover and trial.
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Serving Southern California Locations

Personal Injury Lawyer Orange County

If you have been injured by a reckless driver or a defective product, consider Newport Beach personal injury attorney Sean M. Burke. He maintains a winning record as a trial attorney and has served Southern California and other regions for almost 25 years.

Sean Burke has experience in a variety of areas of law, including:

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In addition to trying cases in Orange County, personal injury attorney Sean Burke has worked throughout California. He has represented people from Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, and various other counties throughout the state. As a testament to his accomplishments and dedication to clients, he has been named a Southern California SuperLawyer three years in a row and was named the 2005 Orange County Trial Lawyers Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyer of the Year. Sean M. Burke also handles out-of-state cases. He uses his vast legal knowledge to help clients from many different regions recover the compensation they deserve.

The Law Offices of Sean M. Burke are centrally located in Newport Beach, Orange County, offering Southern California residents easy access to an experienced personal injury lawyer.

If you or a family member is a victim of personal injury or wrongful death, contact our Newport Beach office to schedule a consultation with personal injury lawyer Sean M. Burke.

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Verdicts and Settlements

  • Defect in computerized controller causes permanent spinal cord damage in actress. An actress fell 25 feet when a "flying" rig malfunctioned, causing a fractured vertebra and nerve damage, which left her with no sensation below the navel.
  • Delay in diagnosis and error in anesthesia leads to brain damage. A 24-year-old man enters the ER twice in one week only to be misdiagnosed on both occasions by the same doctor.
  • Doctor injures fetus during amniocentesis, causing permanent brain damage. Dr. B failed to recognize a problem during Mrs. J's amniocentesis. When one of her twins was not developing properly, tests revealed that half the baby's brain had never developed.

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If you live in Orange County or elsewhere in Southern California and need a personal injury lawyer, contact attorney Sean M. Burke.

Law Offices Of Sean M. Burke

Irvine, CA Office

9210 Irvine Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618

Phone: (949) 287-4191
Fax: (949) 644-3433

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Honors & Awards

Sean M. Burke awarded Trial Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice by the Orange County Trial Lawyers for 2009 & 2005

Top 5 Personal Injury Lawyers in Orange County by AVVO and OC Metro Magazine.