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Burke Lawyers is a long-established Melbourne law firm with a strong and trusted reputation. We’re often described as leaders in business, property and health. Why? Because we consistently use fresh ideas and creativity, and go above and beyond to achieve excellent client results.

Our practice areas also include:


Legal advice that’s right for you

Seeking legal help is a big step, so it’s crucial that you can trust your lawyer completely. In turn, your lawyer should prioritise your peace of mind while giving you the confidence to make informed decisions.

That’s how we work, and it’s why many clients engage our legal services again and again.

So it’s no accident that we’ve been in business since 1953. Our steadfast commitment to our clients has given us lasting stability and a reputation for meticulous work.

Our holistic approach

Our holistic legal approach underpins, always. It means that we’ll consider your legal issue from all angles, for example:

Holistic approach

This approach requires careful attention to detail, but it’s worth it. If you want proof, look no further than our five-star Google reviews.

Hear from our clients

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Ian VinerIan Viner
08:33 30 Jan 24
Burkes Lawyers (Luke Palmer) have handled my late daughter Annabel's , Estate , with alacrity and professionalism at all times. It is both satisfying and comforting that the Estate has been, and will be, in good hands.
Tom O'BryanTom O'Bryan
22:41 13 Dec 23
My wife and I have used Burke Lawyers for several years and as always, the service and advice has been beneficial. Our recent experience has been both pleasant and enjoyable with a positive result. We would recommend Burke Lawyers.
Alistair PowellAlistair Powell
01:04 26 Nov 23
They made it easy - talked me through the process, kept me up to date about how it was progressing, and highlighted anything that might be of concern. No stress!
Ivonne MilanoIvonne Milano
06:50 03 Oct 23
Thank you to Luke and the team at Burke Lawyers for your professionalism, advice and support in finalising our late brother's estate. We felt very reassured throughout the entire process and highly recommend your services to others.
Cathryn FitzgeraldCathryn Fitzgerald
23:51 03 Aug 23
I was referred by my Financial Planner to Burke Lawyers to draw up a new Will and Power Of Attorney and found them to be highly efficient and personable, the work was done quickly and the staff were lovely to deal with. They are also in a convenient location for meetings and parking etc.

In 1953, Thomas Burke established Burke & Associates Lawyers in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs. Back then, we were a small firm with a general practice. We added family law services when Thomas’s son Tony took over in 1989. 

By 2014,  there were four Directors, and we had moved to our current office at 1127 High Street, Armadale in Melbourne, Victoria.

In 2014 Kristy Muhlhan was one of those appointed Directors. With significant property and development law expertise, she later earned an Accredited Specialisation in this area in 2021.

Two years after Kristy in 2016, Meghan Warren was appointed a Director, bringing business and dispute qualifications, and a unique medical and health industry expertise.

By this time, it was clear that we’d established ourselves as an industry leader while remaining true to our suburban heritage. However, we were also ready to transition from our sole practice roots to a larger firm with infrastructure and divisions.

Rosy Dean (ne Rosy Dean (nee Rosy Roberts)) joined the Directorship in 2019. Her dispute experience helped us to entrench the Commercial Disputes Division. Separately, her VCAT appointed administration work continues to support our clients and their families.

But of course, we’ve encountered some bumps along the way.

In 2020 and 2021, the Covid-19  pandemic Victoria. However, with foresight and an understanding of technology and the future of office work, we were ready to switch to work-from-home mode immediately. This transition was seamless for staff and clients.

We also decided to focus only on our key practice areas of commercial law, property and development, litigation and dispute resolution, and wills and estates. Our clients benefited from our increased time, attention and valuable conversations within our key practice areas.

In 2023 we rebranded as Burke Lawyers. For more than 70 years, we’ve enjoyed stability, a significant accomplishment for any law firm. We continue to support employee career aspirations and growth, with staff wellbeing a priority.

Burke Lawyers now has a team of close to 20. We’re currently led by a visionary all-female Directorship who set daily examples of thought leadership, care, flexibility, and progressive management. 

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The Burke Lawyer Difference


Under the guidance of our Directors, we focus on maintaining long-term client relationships that are underpinned by integrity, support, and care.

Our priority is you. As our client, you come first, every time and we achieve this by holding true to our fundamental values:


We ensure you have all the information you need, in words you can understand, to empower your decision-making.


We help you identify your goals and needs so we can recommend choices that are practical, commercial and strategic.


We strive to deliver value with the best legal advice, positive outcomes and bespoke solutions.


The Burke Lawyers’ legal team are featured in this leading independent directory of law firms in Australia.
In 2021 Kristy Muhlhan became an LIV Accredited Specialist in Property Law.
Meghan Warren is admitted into the New York State Bar so she is licensed to practice law in both Australia and the US.
Our directors Meghan Warren, Kristy Muhlhan and Rosy Dean Rosy Dean (nee Rosy Roberts) are graduates of the Company
Meghan Warren, Kristy Muhlhan and Rosy Dean (nee Rosy Roberts) are graduates of the Company Directors’ course.
Our lawyers are represented in over 8 LIV Committees.
Rosy Dean (nee Rosy Roberts) is Vice President of this association after 4 years as Young Lawyers Representative.

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