Elizabeth Burke is an Associate with Ziegler and Zemsky. She is an experienced litigator and appellate advocate in the area of family law. As a mother of three young children, Ms. Burke understands what is at stake for her clients and fights tirelessly to protect their interests.
Ms. Burke has successfully achieved results for her clients in the areas of grandparent visitation, parenting time, custody, child support modification, relocation and domestic violence. In addition to her experience in matrimonial and family matters, Ms. Burke represents clients involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly "DYFS"). Whether the clients themselves are the target of a DCPP investigation or they have concerns which may warrant DCPP involvement, Ms. Burke guides her clients through the confusing and fraught process with authority and compassion.
Ms. Burke received her B.A. in Government from Smith College where she was active in student government and rowed varsity crew. After college, Ms. Burke was a field organizer for several New Jersey political campaigns before moving to California to be a political reporting paralegal for two prestigious Bay Area law firms. Ms. Burke returned to New Jersey to earn her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law in 2008. A member of the Law School's Moot Court Board, Ms. Burke fostered her love of litigating and successfully competed in the Cohn Appellate competition. Ms. Burke was also accepted into the Eagleton Fellowship Program where she served in the Department of Children Families.
After earning her law degree, Ms. Burke clerked for The Honorable Jose Fuentes, P.J.S.C, in the Appellate Division, where she developed a passion for family law. Thereafter, she opened her own practice, primarily representing parents involved in litigation with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency. Ms. Burke is well versed in the courtroom. She has argued before the Appellate Division in addition to appearing in Family Court all over the state.
Prior to joining Ziegler & Zemsky, LLC, Ms. Burke was an associate at The Williams Law Group, LLC, in Short Hills, New Jersey. While there, Ms. Burke practiced in the areas of custody, matrimonial, domestic violence and child abuse and neglect.
When not practicing law, Ms. Burke enjoys staying active in her community. She coaches her children's baseball teams every spring as well as playing on her own softball team in the summer. Ms. Burke also enjoys golfing, skiing, and camping with her family.