Our Team

Katie Burke

Founding Attorney

Katie Burke has practiced law in San Francisco for twenty years. She is the owner of Burke Law. Katie conducts workplace investigations, drafts and reviews premarital and post-marital agreements, represents individual clients in family law matters, and mediates family law disputes.

Katie earned her B.A. in Psychology from Fairfield University in Connecticut, her Master of Counseling degree from Arizona State University, and her law degree at the University of San Francisco School of Law after graduate school.

Katie is a member of the Association of Workplace Investigators; the Employment Law, Family Law, and Solo & Small Firm sections of the Bar Association of San Francisco (“BASF”); ProVisors San Francisco 9; the ProVisors Bay Area Lawyers Group; and CouncilONE San Francisco 1. She is a board member of the Center for Judicial Excellence, a Marin nonprofit protecting the integrity of all courts through judicial accountability.

Katie has contributed attorney and judicial profiles for San Francisco Attorney, BASF’s quarterly magazine. She has reported on California cases for the Daily Journal, The BASF Bulletin, Legal by the Bay, and Trial Insider. Katie wrote Noe Kids, her monthly column featuring Noe Valley children for The Noe Valley Voice, from 2019 through 2021. In April 2020, she published Urban Playground, her book of interviews with San Francisco children. Katie is currently writing a book of interview-based profiles of women and nonbinary people who surf.

Jessica Bauchman

Legal Assistant

Jessica attended University of San Diego, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a Political Science focus. She has centered her career on community outreach, always choosing positions that revolve around helping others. Jessica is a military spouse with three children and a little farm, where the number of animals seems to grow by the day.

Jessica has had an interest in law since early childhood experiences left her feeling there must be a better way. She is excited to be a part of a firm that shares that feeling. Jessica comes to Burke Law with the desire to bring compassion and empathy to everything she does.