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Kathleen Foley Burke

Kathleen Foley Burke

Berwyn, Pennsylvania
484-913-3041 (Direct)

Kathy was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and has lived in the Philadelphia area for all of her life. Before attending law school, she worked as a registered nurse. Kathy began her nursing career in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Lankenau Hospital. Thereafter, she worked as the Clinical Coordinator of the Medical Surgical Unit at Crozer Chester Medical Center. Kathy also served as the Clinical Coordinator of the Coronary Care Unit at that facility.

Kathy focuses her practice on the defense of health care professionals and hospitals in complex, large exposure professional liability matters. She has particular expertise in the areas of critical care, medical-surgical, emergency and obstetrical care as well as hospital administration and policies and procedures. Her extensive background in nursing ideally positions Kathy to represent healthcare providers and hospitals. Kathy is a frequent lecturer on medical and legal issues.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Psychiatric Malpractice Defense

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1990
  • Pennsylvania, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1990
    • Honors: Captain Robert Miller Knox Award
  • Widener University
    • M.S.N. - 1984
  • Widener University
    • B.S.N. (R.N.) - 1983
  • Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing
    • Diploma (R.N.) - 1979
    • Honors: Board of Trustees Award, Lankenau Hospital

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Post and Schell, P.C., 1990 - 2012
  • Post and Schell, P.C. , Principal, 2005 - 2012
Mission Statement

To provide the most thorough and aggressive defense on behalf of our clients, with the ultimate objective of successfully defending those cases that warrant trial.

  • Bar Register | preeminent lawyers | 2019 Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers 2019
  • AV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

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