At Berke Law Firm, we possess extensive, hard earned trial experience. Our reputation has been forged upon perseverance, ability, and the willingness to advocate our clients' interests through trial. When we go to trial, we mean business. This reputation is recognized by our adversaries in litigation, placing us in the most advantageous position to negotiate a settlement favorable to our clients, should they desire such a resolution.
The attorneys at Berke Law Firm have extensive experience representing governmental entities and employees in a wide variety of cases including excessive force, unlawful search and seizure, deficient road design, negligent operation of motor vehicles, inverse condemnation, nuisance and flood related claims. Our attorneys have prevailed through summary judgment in many of these cases, thereby averting the need for expensive trials. The attorneys at Berke Law Firm have successfully represented governmental entities at trial, as well, demonstrating that we have the experience and skills necessary to win.

Lori Berke, the principal and founder of Berke Law Firm, previously served as Chair of the Governmental Liability Committee of DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar. Lori was a presenter at DRI's annual program on governmental liability in 2004, 2005 and 2017. Lori was among those selected by Best Lawyers in America for the years 2007-2012 and by Southwest Super Lawyers for the years 2010-2012, 2014-2019 in the area of municipal law.

If you would like to discuss your governmental liability matter, or obtain more information on how Berke Law Firm PLLC can put its governmental liability defense experience to work for you, please call us at
(602) 254-8800.
Berke Law Firm is highly experienced in all facets of employment law matters, from counseling clients in day-to-day human resources issues to defending clients before administrative agencies and in court. Erin E. Byrnes has been practicing employment law for 12 years. She has acted as general counsel for several clients, including Arizona schools and an Arizona town. She is frequently called upon to provide advice on hiring, discipline, and termination matters, along with other routine workplace issues. Erin also has extensive experience in working with clients' personnel policies, from interpreting and applying them, to assisting clients in revising those policies.

Erin has litigated a myriad of employment matters in front of the ACRD, the EEOC, and the NLRB, as well as in tribal, state, and federal courts. Erin has defended both government entities and private businesses in cases involving alleged wrongful termination, alleged violations of Title VII (race, religion, and gender claims), ADA, ADEA, and FMLA, and lawsuits involving state-based claims and common law employment torts, including defamation and intentional interference with contract matters. She also assists clients in matters involving OSHA claims. In most instances, Erin has disposed of these cases on motion prior to trial, thereby solving her clients' employment-related issues while at the same time conserving their valuable resources. Erin works closely with her employment law clients to identify their goals, and create and implement a solid plan for meeting them.
Auto Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Slip and Fall Accidents
Workplace Accidents
Prescription Errors
Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
Catastrophic Injuries
Wrongful Death
Premises Liability
Products Liability
Property Damage
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
Assault and Battery
Abuse of Process
Malicious Prosecution

The attorneys at Berke Law Firm have handled hundreds of personal injury matters, both on the plaintiff's side and the defense side.

Lori Berke and the attorneys and other legal professionals at Berke Law Firm have extensive trial experience. Our opponents know that we are not afraid to try cases, relish the opportunity to do so and are very good at it. This instills confidence on the part of our clients and places them in a strong position should they desire to settle their cases.

If you would like to discuss your accident and injury matter, or obtain more information on how Berke Law Firm PLLC can put its extensive accident and injury litigation experience to work for you, please call us at (602) 254-8800.
Legal Separation
Child Custody
Child Support
Spousal Maintenance
Post Decree Modification

Berke Law Firm handles family law matters including divorce, legal separation, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, paternity and post-decree modifications. We are ever mindful of the fact that divorce is a difficult process for clients, both emotionally and financially. Berke Law Firm is committed to guiding our clients through this process as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

If you would like to discuss your family law matter, including how Berke Law Firm PLLC can assist you, please call us at (602) 254-8800.
Commercial litigation involves the resolution of disputes arising in the corporate and commercial sectors. Berke Law Firm's extensive experience representing individuals, corporations and partnerships in both state and federal courts enables our attorneys to meet each client's needs in this demanding area of litigation. We have represented clients in cases involving breach of contract, fraud, antitrust violations, misrepresentation, tortious interference with contract and construction defect.

Prior to forming Berke Law Firm, Lori Berke was a shareholder at the Phoenix Office of a regional law firm where she was a pivotal member of a team that achieved the largest consumer antitrust settlement in Arizona history ($104.6 million). Lori also obtained a multimillion dollar settlement for more than 50 plaintiff homeowners who had suffered significant financial loss due to termite damage to their new homes. The case was vigorously defended by a team of Phoenix area firms. However, it was successfully concluded in favor of the plaintiffs due to Lori's skill, perseverance and dedication to her clients.

At Berke Law Firm, furthering our clients' best interests is paramount. We will work diligently to design a strategy best suited to meet your needs, while utilizing our knowledge and skill to advocate your position.

If you would like to discuss your commercial matter, or obtain more information on how Berke Law Firm PLLC can put its commercial litigation experience to work for you, please call us at (602) 254-8800.
The attorneys at Berke Law Firm have defended and counseled numerous legal professionals and law firms in actions that involve allegations of legal malpractice. Through aggressive motion practice, we have been successful in getting some of those cases dismissed. Berke Law Firm attributes its success in professional liability defense to its attorneys' abilities to properly analyze the claims, coupled with their familiarity with insurance products (including errors and omissions coverage), transactions, and procedures.

The attorneys at Berke Law Firm recognize and understand that professionals often take a personal interest in their case. We view our professional liability clients as part of our legal team, and embrace the contributions they make to the defense of their cases.

If you would like to discuss your professional liability matter, or obtain more information on how Berke Law Firm PLLC can put its professional liability defense experience to work for you, please call us at
(602) 254-8800