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 as Outstanding Male Student.

He furthered his education at the University of Denver where he earned his Master 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 service as President of the Mesa State College Alumni Association, President the Mesa State College Foundation, President of the Grand Junction Rotary Club, Chairman of Business Incubator Committee, Vice Chairman of Riverview Technology Corporation, and Board of Directors for the Grand Junction Musical Arts Association. In 2013 Michael served as the Chairman of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves as a Commissioner for the Judicial Performance Commission.
Michael is involved in his local church and coaching youth sports.

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
  • Business Incubator Center, Past Chairman
  • Riverview Technology Corp., Past Vice Chairman
  • Judicial Performance Commission, Commissioner


  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Phi Alpha Delta