Hon. Kevin Burke

HON. KEVIN BURKE became a trial judge in 1984 and has served several terms as chief judge of the Hennepin County District Court in Minnesota, where he instituted social-science studies examining—and reforms improving—procedural fairness. Judge Burke served as president of the American Judges Association. He coauthored, with Judge Steve Leben, the American Judges Association’s white papers on procedural fairness in 2007 and on judicial decision making in 2012. He has spoken to judges in 38 states, Abu Dhabi, Egypt, Canada, Ireland, India, and Mexico. Judge Burke teaches at the University of Minnesota Law School and the University of St. Thomas Law School.