Joseph Martland Wilson Burke
Joseph Martland Wilson Burke
  • Associate


Lake Charles, LA




Joe Burke is a native of New Iberia, Louisiana. His areas of practice include personal injury, criminal law, family law and successions. Joe is also a partner in the New Iberia law firm Burke & Cestia.

Prior to attending law school, Joe received undergraduate and graduate degrees in geography from LSU and the University of Maryland in 2000 and 2003. He worked with the United States Navy, Department of Commerce, several foreign governments and in the public sector on numerous hydrographic surveying projects creating modern nautical charts and responding to navigational catastrophes. Joe is proud to have surveyed the least depth on Bligh Reef, the reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska notorious for its role in the Exxon Valdez tragedy.

Joe earned his Juris Doctorate and Diploma in Comparative Law from Louisiana State University and was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 2012. During his time at LSU law, he was a member of LSU's Admiralty Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Teams, served as Vice-President of The Trial Advocacy Board, and won the prestigious Ira S. Flory Trial Competition. He is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, the Louisiana Association for Justice and the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association.

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal
  • Family Law
  • Successions

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2019


  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2012
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.S. - 2000
    • Major: Geography

Past Employment Positions

  • deGravelles & Palmintier, Attorney, of Counsel, 2012 to 2019
  • C&C Technologies, Project Manager, 2005 to 2009


  • English