Richard W. Burke


Rick joined BMD in 2003. He is recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Trusts and Estates.

Contact Information

75 East Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44308


The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
The Ohio State University, B.A.

Courts & Bar Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Professional Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America (Health Care Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates & Estates Litigation) - 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America (Health Care Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates & Estates Litigation) - 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America (Trusts & Estates and Trusts & Estates Litigation) - 2021
  • University of Akron School of Law 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award
  • Charles Deering Legacy Advisor Leadership Award 2017
  • Certified Specialist Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Court - Ohio State Bar Association
  • Best Lawyers in America (Trusts & Estates) 1997 – 2021
  • Ohio Super Lawyer (2004 - 2023)

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Fellow American College of Trust and Estates Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Adjunct Professor, The University of Akron, Masters in Taxation and School of Law, teaching Estate and Gift Tax, and Estate Planning
  • Northern Ohio Golf Charities Foundation, Past President
  • Northern Ohio Golf Charities, 35 year volunteer, past Tournament Chair, Member of Executive Committee
  • Access, Inc., Honorary Board Member
  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Board Member
  • American Red Cross of Summit, Portage and Medina Counties, Vice Chair of the Board
  • Summa Health Charles Deering Legacy Advisor, Member, Leadership Council
  • Akron Children's Hospital Children's Hope Ambassador Program, Member
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