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Michael P. Burke

Michael P. Burke

Grand Junction, Colorado

Michael P. Burke has been practicing law in Western Colorado since 1994. He was born on May 10, 1967 in Rocky Ford, Colorado, but grew up in Western Colorado.

Educated at Mesa State College, now Colorado Mesa University, he holds a Bachelor of Business Administration. While attending Mesa State College, Michael was very active in Phi Beta Lambda serving as State Vice President and later as National Treasurer. In 1989 he was honored at Mesa State College Outstanding Male Student.

He furthered his education at the University of Denver where he earned his Masters of Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate. His honors in post-graduate studies include winning the University of Denver Hoffman Cup Trial Competition and receiving an American Jurisprudence Award for trial practice and advocacy.

While completing his graduate studies, Michael worked for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission as a research assistant. In 1994, he returned home to the Western Slope where he has enjoyed the opportunity to handle a wide variety of civil matters. His practice now focuses primarily on business law, estate and probate, real estate and civil matters.

His honors include being acknowledged by the Mesa State College Alumni Association as the Outstanding Young Alum for 1997. In 2011, Michael was recognized by Colorado Mesa University as the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award. This is the highest honor bestowed upon an alum.

In addition to the practice of law, he is very involved in the community. His involvement on numerous boards and committees includes serving as President of the Mesa State College Alumni Association, serving as President of the Mesa State College Foundation, serving as President of the Grand Junction Rotary Club, and serving on the Board of Directors of the Grand Junction Musical Arts Association. For 2013, Michael serves as the Chairman of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce.

Michael is involved in his local church and can be found at the ballpark most evenings coaching little league baseball.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Estate and Probate
  • Real Estate and Civil Matters

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1994


  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D
  • Mesa State College
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Exceptional Male Student, 1988
    • Honors: Outstanding Young Men of America, 1989-90
    • Honors: Outstanding Young Alum, 1997
  • University of Denver
    • M.B.A.
    • Honors: Winning the University of Denver Hoffman Cup Trial Competition
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award
    • Honors: Who's Who Among Students at American Colleges and Universities
    • Honors: Who's Who Among American Law Students

Honors and Awards

  • Mesa State College Distinguished Young Alumni (1997)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Mesa State College Alumni Association, Past-President
  • Mesa State College Foundation, Past-President
  • Rotary Club of Grand Junction, Past-President


  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Phi Alpha Delta

Office Location

The Law Offices of Kain & Burke, PC
Alpine Bank Building
225 North 5th Street
Suite 611
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: 970-778-4461
Toll-Free: 888-835-9094
Fax: 970-241-3129
Map & Directions

Mailing Address
Post Office Box 1981
Grand Junction, CO 81502

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