About Robert E. Burk
Robert (Rob) Burk has extensive commercial and criminal litigation experience. Born and raised in Denver, Rob went to Regis Jesuit High School before attending Yale University and the University of Colorado School of Law.
After graduating from law school, Rob began serving his country as a lieutenant in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. First stationed in Lemoore, California, he served as a defense attorney, trying over a dozen cases to verdict and participating in over 100 judicial hearings and proceedings. He also headed the base legal assistance and tax preparation programs, helping over 1000 clients with a wide range of matters.
Rob was then stationed in Washington, D.C., and was selected as a law clerk for the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals. In this capacity he assisted with the analysis and drafting of criminal appeals decisions. While in Washington, Rob also served as an appellate defense counsel, representing clients before the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals. Upon completion of his active duty Navy service, Rob returned to Colorado to clerk for Judge Marcia Krieger, the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. As a law clerk, Rob gained extensive experience in both criminal and civil litigation assisting in the management of Judge Krieger’s civil and criminal docket.
After his clerkship with Judge Krieger, Rob worked at one of the preeminent boutique litigation firms in the country, Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell, LLP. As a civil litigator at Wheeler, Rob was exposed to all phases of civil litigation, from complaint to trial, and has personally drafted dozens of pleadings, discovery documents, evidentiary motions, dispositive motions, jury instructions and many other types of documents. Rob represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of industries, including the insurance, oil and gas, mining, automobile, healthcare, pharmaceutical, service and hospitality, and education industries.
At TTB, Rob focuses his practice on Corporate Law, Real Estate and Commercial Litigation. His clients include corporations and individual business people, whether plaintiffs or defendants. He has won numerous cases at the pleadings stage, arbitration, and trial. He takes pride in his thorough and powerful writing, including pleadings, discovery, motions and briefs, and actively cultivates his thoughtful, composed, skillful, and persuasive courtroom presence. Rob’s successes include numerous victories in bet-the-company litigation in a variety of areas, including disputes involving trade secrets, employees, ownership/investors, demands for accounting, commercial landlord-tenant issues, and myriad other contract-based disputes.
Rob also provides in-house counsel assistance for several large and growing corporations, overseeing daily legal needs such as regulatory compliance, contract review and drafting, deal negotiation and closing, employee policy and dispute resolution, financing, lease and development issues, and litigation.
He recognizes that his clients, whether large or small, want favorable resolution of their disputes and challenges in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Rob’s goal is to always keep this in mind, while still providing thorough and expert legal advice and services.
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