Robbie Emery Burke
Robbie Emery Burke has practiced law in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for over thirty-five years. She is an A-V rated attorney. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Tulsa. Ms. Burke’s practice has emphasis in the area of elder law, estate planning, probate administration, and guardianship. In addition, she practices in the areas of real estate and oil and gas.
Ms. Burke has frequently lectured for the Oklahoma Bar Association on estate planning topics, especially in the area of elder law. She has written several papers on estate planning and elder law which include “The Disabled or Elderly Client,” Selected Topics in Estate Planning, Oklahoma Bar Association Seminar, February, 1991; “Planning for Disability or Illness,” Simple Estate Planning, Oklahoma Bar Association Seminar, Spring, 1992; Co-Authored, “Oklahoma Indian Titles”, Tulsa Law Journal, Volume 29, No. 2, 1993; “Special Considerations for the Elderly,” Simple Estate Planning, Oklahoma Bar Association Seminar, February, 1994; “Estate Planning for the Elderly,” Estate Planning in the 90’s, Oklahoma Bar Association Seminar, December, 1994; “The Ethics of Client Relations,” Will Drafting, Oklahoma Bar Association Seminar, December, 1995; “Planning for the Future, Durable Powers of Attorney,” Senior Citizens Handbook, Oklahoma Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Community Law Week Committee; “My Client Is Who?,” Elder Law Seminar, Oklahoma Bar Association Seminar, September, 1998; “In the Matter of the Guardianship of Miss Havisham, an Incapacitated Person A Case of Adult Guardianship in Oklahoma”, prepared for The Conference on Consumer Finance Law, Tax and Estate Planning, Health Care and Elder Law Program, October, 1998; “My Client Is Who? Conflicts of Interest and Multiple Representation”, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Seminar, Oklahoma Bar Association, November, 1998; “Planning for Disability,” Health Education Seminar, January, 2001; “Future Planning: Legal, Medical and Financial Issues,” National Conference on the Practical Management of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2004; “Planning for Incapacity,” Lorman Education Services Medicaid and Elder Law Issues, January, 2005; “Common Issues to be Prepared for in Litigation and Probate” and “Ethical Challenges in Estate Administration,” Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important, National Business Institute, August, 2014; and “The Probate Process Explained” and “Distinguishing Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets,” The Ultimate Guide to Probate, National Business Institute, November, 2016.
Ms. Burke is a member of the Tulsa County Bar Association and the Oklahoma Bar Association. In addition, she is past chair of the Tulsa County Bar Association’s Mineral Law Section, Public Relations Committee, and Children and the Law Committee and past vice-chair of its Elder Law Section. Ms. Burke has served as a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Client Security Fund Committee and is the past president of the Tulsa Title and Probate Lawyers Association. Ms. Burke is also a past member of the University of Tulsa Hurricane Club Board of Directors, a past director of the University of Tulsa College of Law Alumni Board and past volunteer with Tulsa Lawyers for Children where she served on its Board of Directors. Ms. Burke was honored by the Oklahoma Bar Association in 2003 for pro bono service and received a President’s Award in 2003 from the Tulsa County Bar Association.
Ms. Burke has served as moderator of Eastern Oklahoma Presbytery and is currently the treasurer of Eastern Oklahoma Presbytery and Clerk of Session of the First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa.
Robbie Emery Burke serves clients in and around Tulsa, Creek, Wagoner and Rogers counties.