Steve has lived in Washington County since 1988. He has been representing Washington County citizens since he was admitted to practice law in 2000.

  • Case & Dusterhoff, LLP, Beaverton, Oregon, Senior Associate Attorney, 2010 to Present
  • Admitted to practice in Oregon, Washington, United States Court District of Oregon, United States Bankruptcy Court District of Oregon, United States Court Western District of Washington, United States Bankruptcy Court Western District of Washington
Occupational Background
  • Steven C. Burke P.C., Attorney/Owner, 2001-2010
  • Rycewicz & Chenoweth, LLP, Associate Attorney, 2000-2001
  • Ball Janik, LLP, Paralegal, 1999-2000
  • Wilshire Financial Services Group, 1996-1999, Workout/Asset Specialist
  • Benson Polytechnic H.S., Graduated 1987, Major – Mechanical Drafting and Engineering
  • Portland State University, Bachelor of Science, History 1994
  • Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law, Graduated 2000 with honors, Juris Doctor
Prior Governmental Experience
  • Beaverton Youth Peer Court, Judge Pro Tem, City of Beaverton, 2014-Present
  • Oregon State Bar House of Delegates, Region 4 Delegate
  • Oregon State Bar, Uniform Civil Jury Instructions Committee, Member 2007-2009
  • Reserve Police Officer, City of Hillsboro, 1993-1996
Published Works
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyer, Premises Liability Basics, 2004
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyer, Identity Theft, 2004.
  • American Trial Lawyer’s Association, Trial Lawyer, June 2003 (Republished in Trial Lawyer Associations for Washington, Nevada, and Florida.)
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyer, PLF Coverage in Washington Practices, 2002
Other Experience
  • Director, M.I.T.C.H. Charter School, Tualatin, Oregon 2013-2015
  • Friends of the Refuge; Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Director (2007-2012), Secretary (2008-2009), President 2011
  • Oregon Democratic Lawyer Counsel (Election Monitor), Member, 2005-2012, Chair of Washington County 2007-2012