Shiela R. Burke, Esq.
Scarborough Attorneys at Law is pleased to welcome Shiela R. Burke, Esq. as our newest addition and an Associate Attorney with the First Party Property Team in the Tampa office. Ms. Burke received her Bachelor of Science degree in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University and went on to earn her Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from The Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. While in law school she was a competitor on the trial team, law review editor, and received many academic awards including recognition as one of only two students in her graduating class who maintained a ranking in the top 10% of her class for three consecutive years.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Burke served as in-house counsel for major insurance companies and has also been appointed as a corporate representative. In her capacity as in-house counsel she served as a liaison between the legal department and the claims department which has provided her valuable insight into insurers’ needs leading up to and during litigated disputes. In addition to her in-house counsel roles, Ms. Burke has also worked as panel counsel with some of Florida’s largest defense firms where she successfully defended large insurance carriers on coverage disputes, bad faith allegations, and other first party property related matters. She brings a broad range of experience in the insurance industry which span over a period of 10 years, with the last two years of her career exclusively dedicated to First Party Property Insurance matters.