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David P. Burke
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San Diego Attorney
David P. Burke

Phone: 619.238.1712


Languages: English

David Burke joined Neil Dymott as an associate in 1999 and has been a Shareholder of the firm since 2007. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Saint Mary’s College and received the Louis Lefevre Historical Research Prize for “Lazaro Cardenas and the Oil Expropriation Crises of 1938”.

Mr. Burke attended Notre Dame Law School. While attending Notre Dame, Mr. Burke published The Stop Tax Exempt Arena Debt Issuance Act in the Journal of Legislation. He also worked as a Judicial Extern for Judge Oliver W. Wanger, in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California.

In addition to his education and experience, Mr. Burke participated in Big Brothers of South Bend from 1996-1998 and was a member of the Irish Law Society from 1997-1998, which addressed human rights issues in Northern Ireland. He has also been a member of the Notre Dame Club of San Diego since 2004.

Mr. Burke specializes in civil litigation with emphasis in medical malpractice, including legal and expert malpractice, professional liability and elder abuse claims. His experience also includes the representation of individuals, companies and insurers in areas of products liability.

Mr. Burke is the head of Neil Dymott’s appellate division handling numerous appeals for client’s such as The Doctor’s Company, SCPIE Companies, Gulf Insurance, Media Professionals Insurance, and E&O Insurance. He regularly consults on evidence preservation for appeals and matters in pre-litigation, litigation, and trial techniques to preserve adequate records for the appellate process.


  • Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, J.D.
  • St. Mary’s College, B.A. cum laude
  • Richmond College, London, England, Certificate in British Studies

Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Elder Abuse
  • Healthcare
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of California
  • Supreme Court of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California


  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Notre Dame Club of San Diego
  • San Diego Association for Healthcare Risk Management
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers
  • San Diego County Bar Association 

Published Decisions

  • Forensisgroup, Inc. v. Frantz, Townsend & Foldenauer (2005) 130 Cal.App.4th 14
  • Conte v. Girard Orthopedic Surgeons Medical Group, Inc.(2003) 107 Cal.App.4th 1260

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Neil, Dymott, Frank, McCabe & Hudson APLC

110 West A Street
Suite 1200
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

Law Firm Contact: Hugh A. McCabe

Tel: 619.238.1712

Fax: 619.238.1562



Member Since: 2006

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