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

  • The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Trusts and Estates (1997-2024)
    • Trusts and Estates Litigation (2011-2024)
    • Tax Law (2022-2024)
    • Health Care Law (2022-2024)
  • 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
  • Ohio Super Lawyer® (2004-2024)

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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