Duncan G. Burke


Professional Background

Duncan Burke is an associate at Simons Hall Johnston PC. Duncan’s practice ranges from complex commercial and civil litigation to counseling clients on regulatory, transactional, and strategic matters.  He has represented private individuals and companies, regional and national business entities, state agencies, cities, school districts, and universities.  

Duncan advises clients in connection with corporate, real property, and employment disputes, as well as with general business, finance, and leasing matters.  

Duncan was raised in Reno and has significant family ties throughout the community.  Duncan obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada with the magna cum laude distinction.  Duncan then went to law school at the University of Virginia, where he was executive editor of the Virginia Tax Review.  

After completing his legal education, Duncan returned to Reno and had the great honor of completing clerkships on the Second Judicial District Court with the Honorable Janet J. Berry and the Honorable Lidia S. Stiglich as well as with the Honorable Howard D. McKibben on the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.  

After serving his time as a law clerk, Duncan became an attorney at a prominent regional law firm prior to joining Simons Hall Johnston.  Duncan has been active in the community becoming a founding member of the Reno Contemporaries and a member of the Washoe County Bar Association. 


State of Nevada since 2013

Admitted to practice in the following courts:
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada

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