John S. Burke

John is the Founding and Managing Partner at John Sheridan Burke Law, LLC. Licensed to practice law in 1992, he has spent his legal career focused on business and securities litigation. Prior to becoming an attorney, John was a successful stockbroker for a national firm. His experience as a broker provides him with unique and valuable insight in matters of securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and other financial frauds.

John has litigated matters before FINRA, NASD, NYSE, and other SRO arbitration panels in addition to traditional trial practice in state and federal courts. In 2000, John was a Founding Partner of Higgins & Burke, P.C. where he represented thousands of investors in complex securities litigation matters for more than 21 years. In 2021, John formed John Sheridan Burke Law, LLC to continue to fight for equity in the financial investment sector

Areas of practice

FINRA Arbitration (Formerly NASD)
Securities, Financial, and Insurance Fraud
Business Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
Business Formation

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1992
U.S. District Court – Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court – Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court – Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court – Northern District of Texas


Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1992, J.D., Cum Laude
John Carroll University, 1983, B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Chicago Bar Association
Kane County Bar Association
DuPage County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Public Investor Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA)
National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD)
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Northern Illinois University College of Law Board of Visitors