Alison F. Burke

Special Counsel

Alison Burke concentrates her practice on civil litigation matters involving premises liability, professional liability, healthcare, and other general litigation matters with a particular emphasis on defending the interests of retailers, restaurants, and others in the hospitality industry. Ms. Burke is experienced with all phases of litigation and has tried over 70 cases to verdict.

Prior to joining Hall & Evans, Ms. Burke served as a Deputy District Attorney with the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Jefferson County, Colorado.  During Ms. Burke’s eleven years as a prosecutor, she handled all types of criminal cases including homicides, complex drug possession and distribution cases, assault cases involving serious bodily injury, various felony weapons offenses, complex domestic violence and sexual assault cases, and other felony-level crimes.  Ms. Burke frequently volunteers her time with the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance and the Colorado chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2007
  • Wisconsin, 2011
  • Iowa (pending)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado


Denver Office
1001 17th Street
Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202


JD: University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2007
BA: University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2003, Legal Studies
Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Spring Semester 2002, International Law and the European Union


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Professional Experience
  • Deputy District Attorney, First Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Golden, Colorado, 2009-2020
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Jack W. Berryhill, District Court Judge, First Judicial District, Golden, Colorado, 2007-2008
  • Volunteer Attorney, Office of Governor Bill Ritter Jr. – Office of Legal Counsel, Denver, Colorado, 2007
  • Law Clerk, Office of the Colorado Attorney General – Employment and Litigation Section, Denver, Colorado, 2006
  • Law Clerk, Denver City Attorney’s Office – Airport Legal Services Denver, Colorado, 2006
Professional Associations
  • ALFA International, Hospitality & Retail Practice Group, Steering Committee
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • First Judicial District Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 2015-2017; Community Outreach Committee, Chair, 2015-2016
Business & Community Service
  • Colorado Organization of Victim’s Assistance
    • COVA Annual Conference Program Committee Member, 2017-present
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving – Colorado
    • MADD Volunteer, 2011-present
    • Law Enforcement Recognition Committee Member, 2012-present
    • Walk Like MADD Steering Committee, Logistics Chair, 2011-2012
Career Distinctions & Honors
  • ​Mothers Against Drunk Driving Metro Area Prosecutor of the Year, 2011
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law Transportation Law Journal
    • Business Editor, 2006-2007
    • Tech Editor, 2005-2006
    • Staff Editor, 2004-2005