Beth Burke wins USC law school alumni award
Elizabeth Middleton Burke was awarded the Gold Compleat Lawyer Award by the University of South Carolina Law School Alumni Council on April 21, 2016. The award is the most prestigious given by the law school. It recognizes alumni for their outstanding civic and professional accomplishments.
Burke, a 1997 graduate of the law school, is an integral member of the RPWB pharmaceutical litigation team. She joined the firm in 2003 and has since served in leadership positions on several multi-district litigations, including Lipitor, Chantix, Ortho Evra and Zyprexa.
Many of the cases Burke works are on behalf of female patients who have been seriously injured by prescription medication. Burke advocates on behalf of consumers who rely on the pharmaceutical industry for safe and effective treatments.
A native of Hartsville, who grew up in Lake City, South Carolina, Burke is married and has a daughter. She serves as secretary of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and is a past president of the College of Charleston Alumni Association. She is a parishioner of The Church of the Holy Cross on Sullivan’s Island.
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