Casey Burke

Managing Attorney Pro Bono Unit

Casey Burke is a Managing Attorney of the Pro Bono Unit at Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy.  She identifies cases appropriate for pro bono placement, develops training and resource materials, and recruits private attorneys to represent the Center’s clients on a pro bono basis.

Before joining the Center in April of 2022, Casey worked for a small firm in Charlotte for two years doing criminal defense and juvenile court work. Before that, she was a senior associate attorney at a medical malpractice firm in Manhattan, representing physicians, doctors, and hospitals against malpractice claims. Prior to that, Casey practiced for eight years as a trial attorney at the Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Practice in the Bronx. In that capacity she represented clients who could not afford to retain legal counsel accused of all levels of criminal offenses, handling numerous jury trials.

Casey graduated Northeastern University School of Law in 2008, and is licensed to practice in both North Carolina and New York.  She earned her B.A. from the University of Virginia in 2002.  In her free time, Casey enjoys spending time in the outdoors hiking, camping, and kayaking, and above all else spending time with her husband, five-year-old daughter, and their dog and cat. She loves to read and is a big fan of college basketball. Casey loves working for the Advocacy Center: “I am passionate about working to close the justice gap, and love the opportunity to work with our talented and passionate staff, our clients, and our partners in the legal community.”