Our History

The firm of Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny has grown carefully and selectively throughout nearly two decades, and today we rank as one of the preeminent plaintiff firms not only in Illinois but in the United States.

Kevin Burke and David Wise had been colleagues in a leading Chicago personal injury firm when, in 2002, they decided to enter partnership together in an aggressive, sophisticated litigation practice. From its beginnings our firm is one of trial lawyers who know our way around the courtroom. But because we are always ready to go to court, we understand how to shape an effective settlement. Kevin is widely considered one of the top medical malpractice lawyers in Illinois, and David has an unsurpassed reputation as a leading trial lawyer.

In 2007, Frank Morrissey joined Burke and Wise following a career in complex product liability and commercial litigation as a partner at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent defense firms. Three years later, Elizabeth Kaveny and Brian Monico combined their personal injury practice with Burke, Wise Morrissey, having worked together in a highly respected firm that Beth co-founded and in which she earned eminence as one of the state’s top women lawyers.

Together with newest member David Rashid, these six lawyers are colleagues and friends with a common purpose to serve our clients – and a record at doing so that places our firm among the very best in the country.