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PRACTICE AREAS

  • Governmental Liability and Civil Rights Defense
  • Labor and Employment
  • Professional Liability
  • Education Law
  • Business Law

EDUCATION

  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania, BSBA, 2010 – Business Administration/Real Estate
  • Duquesne University School of Law, JD, 2013

ADMISSIONS

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of West Virginia

BIO

Danielle S. Burke is a graduate of Clarion University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration concentrated in Real Estate, with a minor in Philosophy. In 2013, Danielle obtained her Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law. During her time at Duquesne Law School, Danielle spent the fall of 2011 studying in Rome, Italy, where she was taught Comparative Constitutional Law by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. Danielle also took part in Duquesne University School of Law’s Family Law Pro Se Motions Clinic, where she prepared and presented petitions pertaining to custody, support payments, visitation and paternity for indigent individuals.

CAREER

During the summer of her second year of law school and throughout the remainder of her time as a law student, Danielle worked as an intern for Sherrard, German and Kelly, P.C. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During this time, she gained a vast knowledge of various legal areas including, inter alia, Elder Law, Energy Law, Estates and Trusts, Business Law, Real Estate Law, and Personal Injury. After obtaining her Juris Doctorate with Duquesne University, Danielle was hired as an associate attorney with Sherrard, German and Kelly, P.C., where concentrated her profession in Energy Law by drafting and finalizing certified opinions of title for oil and gas companies covering the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Danielle later joined Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir, P.C., one of the largest energy law firms in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During this time, she assisted and prepared memoranda for companies regarding real estate and oil and gas issues pertinent to ownership of the surface and mineral rights in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. She further reviewed the work product of other attorneys for errors in certification of title, as well as prepared opinions of title herself.

Most recently, Danielle worked as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable President Judge Chad F. Kenney at the Delaware County (Pennsylvania) Court of Common Pleas. As a judicial law clerk, Danielle drafted case summaries, judicial opinions, decrees, and attended Orphans’ Court proceedings.
Danielle joined the MacMain Law Group in June 2017.