About Us

Since 1946 when Paul Heineke opened the doors after serving in World War II, the firm has been providing top-shelf work to its clients. That legacy continued to this day since 1961 when the Burke name was added to the firm name.

The quality of our work is easily illustrated. Just in the past 20 years, brothers Bob and Matt have had over 150 jury trial verdicts. Whether authoring articles on The Illinois Dram Shop Act or appealing issues involving Negligent Security, as leaders in the area of Hospitality Law, we have “written the book” so to speak.

We are inexpensive too. One hourly rate no matter if a Heineke Burke LLC lawyer happens to be called a partner or not. We firmly believe you deserve the same quality work in every endeavor. We work the case – not the file. Each task we undertake is designed to make the case better: no ineffectual motions and no meaningless medical depositions.

Because we have a verifiable track record of success at trial, you won’t receive calls from the courthouse steps claiming the sky is falling on a case. After all, shouldn’t a case typically get better after a year or more of legal work?