San Francisco Lawyers Network
Katie Burke
(415) 745-3320
Burke Family Law

Katie Burke has practiced family law in San Francisco for thirteen years. Katie is a compassionate and zealous advocate, operating at a high level to preserve her clients’ dignity. A champion for children and families, she has represented children in their parents’ custody and visitation disputes, and she has volunteered in domestic violence prevention throughout her career. Katie has practiced in large and small family law firms, as well as in solo practice. Passionate about authentic and persuasive storytelling, she is also a creative nonfiction writer. Her work as a writer and her interest in child development took her to Africa, to teach creative nonfiction writing to children in Kenya and teens in South Africa. After writing and teaching full time for two years, she returned to the Bay Area to continue practicing family law. In her practice, Katie handles all aspects of child custody and visitation; marital and registered domestic partnership dissolutions, including complex financial dissolutions; pre- and post-marital agreements; and cohabitation agreements. She also represents parties seeking domestic violence restraining orders. Katie earned her B.A. in Psychology from Fairfield University in Connecticut, and her Master of Counseling degree from Arizona State University. Moved to support families in an advocacy role, Ms. Burke attended the University of San Francisco School of Law after graduate school. Katie is a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Family Law Section and Solo & Small Firm Section, Queen’s Bench Women’s Bar Association, The Lawyers' Club of San Francisco Inn of Court, San Francisco Lawyers Network, Attorney Action Club, Joy in the Law, San Francisco's Contemplative Law Group, ProVisors San Francisco IX, and the ProVisors Women's Affinity Group. She travels to New Orleans semi-annually to volunteer with Louisiana Civil Justice Center ("LCJC"), assisting self-represented family law litigants in LCJC's self-help clinic, inside the Civil District Court. In 2017, Katie co-founded Youth Rising, an organization that encourages high school students to lead their peers in local political engagement, preparing them as they become eligible to vote in the 2018 midterm elections. She writes a monthly column for The Noe Valley Voice, in which she profiles Noe Valley children about their lives in San Francisco. Katie has reported on civil, criminal, and family appellate cases for Trial Insider, a daily online legal news source; and has written legal articles for the Daily Journal and for the Bar Association of San Francisco’s blog.