Casey Burke

Pro Bono Specialist

Casey Burke is a Pro Bono Specialist at Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy.

Before joining CCLA in April of 2022, Burke worked for a small firm in Charlotte for two years doing criminal defense and juvenile court work. She represented people accused of misdemeanors and felonies in District and Superior Court in Mecklenburg County, as well as juveniles charged with delinquency offenses and parents in abuse and neglect proceedings. Before that, she was a defense attorney for a medical malpractice firm in Manhattan, representing physicians, doctors, and hospitals against malpractice claims. Prior to that, Burke practiced for eight years as a staff 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, including 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, three-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 Center’s mission to build a more just community, and I’m excited to work with such a talented group of people.”