Kara M. Burke is a principal with Brown & James, P.C., practicing at the firm’s Belleville office. Ms. Burke focuses her practice in the areas of environmental insurance/toxic torts, health care liability, insurance law and premises and retail liability.
Obtained a defense verdict in a defamation/interference with a prospective economic advantage claim in St. Clair County, Illinois. The plaintiff alleged the defendant made a defamatory statement about a prior employee (plaintiff) during a reference check by a subsequent employer (co-defendant). The plaintiff alleged wrongful termination by the co-defendant, subsequent employer. The trial lasted four days. Plaintiff sought $800,000 in compensatory damages. The jury returned a verdict in favor of our client defendant and against the co-defendant (subsequent employer). (2019)
Prior Legal Experience
Law Clerk, Brown & James, 2011-2014
Academic Honors and Activities
Dean’s Scholar School of Law Scholarship
Academic Excellence Award, Pre-Trial Litigation