Meet John Burke

Managing Partner
Chicago, Illinois

John Burke left an international law firm in 2005 to join Ice Miller’s Chicago office. John grew his practice by providing high quality legal services at regional market rates. John found that Ice Miller had the depth and capabilities to handle the most complex lawsuits while keeping costs down through competitive billing rates and attractive fee arrangements. John has benefitted from a culture where the focus is on the clients and not billing books or origination.

John successfully integrated his practice into the Firm and introduced his clients to new practice areas at Ice Miller. John is now a managing partner for the entire Firm. John is looking for new partners like himself that want to offer tier-one legal services to their clients with a more competitive rate structure. “If you like the culture of hunting in packs and finding business for the Firm, Ice Miller might be the right fit for you.”

He also enjoys that Ice Miller is truly a law firm rather than a professional corporation. Decisions are still made by management that reflects the input and consideration of the partners.

"Even before I joined the management team, I enjoyed the fact that management cared about my input on the direction and growth of the Firm."

As a managing partner, John likes "management by walking around" and enjoys meeting with partners in all of the offices. John's frequently on the road checking in with his partners and learning about their practices and concerns. 

"We can better sell our partners if we spend time understanding what they're doing and the kind of business for which they're looking."
 
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