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Kyle M. Burke

Senior Attorney

Office: Dallas
Phone: 214.712.9572
Fax: 972.712.9540


Kyle M. Burke

Kyle is a senior attorney in Cooper & Scully’s Dallas office.  Kyle focuses his practice on all aspects of appellate law.  His practice includes extensive researching and briefing on substantive and procedural issues for appeals and original proceedings before the Texas Supreme Court and Texas intermediate courts of appeals, as well as presentation of and assistance with oral argument.  Much of his work has involved defense of physicians and other health care providers, and in recent years his appellate work has positively shaped Texas medical malpractice jurisprudence regarding the scope of Chapter 74 and ensuring dismissal of non-meritorious claims.

Kyle also assists with preparation of amicus briefs on important issues pending before the Texas Supreme Court and Texas intermediate courts of appeals.  His amicus briefing in Brookshire Bros., Ltd. v. Aldridge, 438 S.W.3d 9 (Tex. 2014) helped rewrite Texas law on spoliation.  Kyle also provides review of the trial record for potential error and bases for appeal, and assists with research, preparation, and argument of various pre-trial, trial, and post-trial motions.

Prior to law school, Kyle’s love of the outdoors led him to studying and achieving degrees in wildlife ecology and biology.  He then enjoyed a career as a wildlife biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, researching wildlife in East Texas, formulating state and county regulations, and assisting landowners in achieving their management goals.  While Kyle’s career has changed, his love for the outdoors has not, and in his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, and the shooting sports. 



Texas Supreme Court, 2011
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2013
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2012
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2012
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2016
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2016



J.D., magna cum laude, Southern Methodist University, 2010 
M.S., Southwest Texas State University, 2003 
B.S., summa cum laude, Texas A&M University, 1999



Speaker, Menchaca - Rehearing and Unresolved Issues, 26th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 5, 2019

Speaker, 2017 Legislative Update - 85th Regular Session, 24th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 7, 2017

Speaker, 2014 Texas Supreme Court Update, Cooper & Scully Webinar, September 23, 2014

Speaker, Social Media and the Lawsuit, 21st Annual Insurance Symposium, March 28, 2014

Speaker, Texas Supreme Court Update, Cooper & Scully Webinar, September 19, 2013

Speaker, Jury Selection in Coverage and Bad Faith Cases, 19th Annual Insurance Symposium, March 30, 2012

Gilbane Building – Further Clarification?, R. Brent Cooper & Kyle Burke, Cooper & Scully Webinar, Feb. 2, 2012. 

Burden of Proof, R. Brent Cooper & Kyle Burke, University of Texas School of Law 16th Annual Insurance Law Institute, Nov. 3-4, 2011. 

If it Ain’t Broke . . ., The National Mediation Board’s Rule Proposal for Representation Elections; Kyle Burke, Comment, 75 J. AIR L. & COM. 669 (2010).


Representative Cases

Hoyt v. Kim, No. 05-16-00404-CV, 2017 WL 1550038 (Tex. App.—Dallas Apr. 28, 2017, no pet.)

Johnson v. Harris, No. 08-15-00149-CV, 2017 WL 1416863, at *1 (Tex. App.—El Paso Apr. 19, 2017, no pet.)

Covey v. Lucero, No. 05-16-00164-CV, 2016 WL 7163835 (Tex. App.—Dallas Nov. 17, 2016, no pet.)

Alexander v. Garza, No. 13-15-00059-CV, 2015 WL 4594057 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi-Edinburg July 30, 2015, no pet.)

Alexander v. Garza, No. 13-15-00061-CV, 2015 WL 4594057 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi-Edinburg July 30, 2015, no pet.)

Alexander v. Lomas, No. 13-15-00063-CV, 2015 WL 4593905 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi-Edinburg July 30, 2015, no pet.)

Texas Vein & Vascular v. Martinez, No. 13–14–00176–CV, 2015 WL 5233342 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi-Edinburg Sept. 3, 2015, no pet.)

Bioderm Skin Care , LLC v. Sok, 426 S.W.3d 753 (Tex. 2014)

Rio Grande Valley Vein Clinic, P.A. v. Guerrero, 431 S.W.3d 64 (Tex. 2014)

Brookshire Bros., Ltd. v. Aldridge, 438 S.W.3d 9 (Tex. 2014) (amicus brief on behalf of Texas Association of Defense Counsel)

Edwards v. Phillips, No. 04-13-00725-CV (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2015, no pet h.)

Barrows v. Carnes, 434 S.W.3d 836 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2014, no pet.)

Reddy v. Hebner, 435 S.W.3d 323 (Tex. App.—Austin 2014, pet. filed)

Columbia North Hills Hosp., Subsidiary, L.P. v. Tucker, No. 05-15-00056-CV, 2014 WL 7247401 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2014, no pet.)



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