Cleve Burke focuses his practice on bankruptcy and commercial litigation. He represents creditors, creditors' committees, trustees, debtors, and other interested parties in bankruptcy and adversary proceedings. He also represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of civil lawsuits, most commonly in disputes related to contracts, real estate, business torts and debt collection

His experience includes all stages of trial and appellate litigation in both federal and state courts.

Previously, Mr. Burke was an associate with a boutique bankruptcy and civil litigation firm in Austin.


  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with high honors
  • Duke University, B.A., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • All U.S. District Courts in Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation and Bankruptcy Sections
  • Austin Bar Association, Civil Litigation and Bankruptcy Sections
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Lloyd Lochridge American Inn of Court, 2013-2019
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Commercial Litigation, 2024


Speaking Engagements