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RESUME

OF

JOHN D. BURKE, ESQ.

Board Member

Current Term:
  2003 - 2009


EDUCATION

 

Graduate:

Boston University School of Law

Boston, MA

1972-1975

Juris Doctor Degree

 

Undergraduate:

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH 03755

1968-1972

AB Degree- Religious Philosophy


Mount Saint Joseph Academy

Rutland, VT 05701

1964-1968

High School Diploma

 

Distinction - State and Local Government from Boston University School of Law

Graduated with Distinction in Religious Philosophy from Dartmouth College

Graduated Salutatorian from Mount Saint Joseph Academy

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ADMISSIONS


Vermont Supreme and State Courts - October, 1975

Federal District Court for the State of Vermont - April, 1976

Associate - Parisi & Broderick, Castleton, Vermont - 1975-1980

Partner - Parisi & Broderick, Castleton, Vermont - 1980-1990

Sole Practitioner - Castleton, Vermont - 1990-Present

Adjunct Professor of Law - Castleton State College, Castleton, VT 1986-Present


John is the sole practitioner in a general practice with emphasis on family law, civil litigation, real

estate,  zoning/municipal and estate law.  Referring all bankruptcy, tax, worker's compensation 

and social security cases.

 

John has been an adjunct Business Law Professor at Castleton State College for the last 15 years.

Classes have an emphasis on contracts, remedies, the Uniform Commercial Code, and real estate.

 

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE

 

John has been certified as an Acting Magistrate for Family Court.

 

He has acted as mediator in the Windham Superior Court Program at the time when the Honorable Richard Norton presided, as well as for Rutland Small Claims Court.

 

PROFESSIONAL, CIVIL AND PUBLIC SERVICE


John has served on the Rutland County Bar Association, Family Court Committee and Real Property Committee, as well as on the VBA Municipal Law Committee. Also, in the early 80's he chaired the Rutland County Bar Committee that challenged Kissell Corp., a mortgage servicer for all the old Rutland Savings Bank mortgages. This company had been the cause of several failed closings, and after the drafting of a class action suit, the company negotiated acceptable terms for obtaining discharge information and issuing discharges. He formally served as a Director of the Vermont Municipal Bond Bank.

 

He served the town of Castleton as an Auditor, as Chairman and as a member of the Recreational Committee, and presently as Town Agent and Town Moderator. He has served as the President of the Castleton Cemetery Association since 1985.


John has been a member of the Vermont Bar Association and Rutland County Bar Association since 1975 and has been a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and Vermont Trial Lawyers Association since 1981.


He has been awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship, the highest award given by the Lions Club International Foundation. He was presented with a service award for his 15 years of volunteer service as the golf coach at Fair Haven Union High School. Also was presented an award for his "many years of service" by the Castleton Cemetery Association. John received an Outstanding Service Award from Vermont District 45 Lions in 1980 and 1995. He was the Castleton lions Club "Lion of the Year" in 1984, 1988, and 1992.


John has served a three-year term on the Dartmouth College Alumni Council and has served his class (1972) from Dartmouth since 1972 on the Executive Committee, as Class Secretary from 1972-1977, and was named Class Secretary of the year in 1976. He was a Class Reunion Chairman for their 15th Reunion in 1986, and again for their 25th Reunion in 1997. He has belonged to the Castleton lions Club since 1975 and has held the offices of Director, Secretary, Vice President and President.

 

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