Taylor A. Burke

Taylor A. Burke is an experienced attorney in the areas of complex estate, trust, and business litigation, probate, guardianships, estate planning, family law, and political related matters. Burke has a statewide practice and has been involved in many notable cases in state and federal court during his legal career. Burke began his career in legal research and writing and maintains a heavy emphasis on legal research and writing in his practice. Burke is a fourth generation Tulsan and a third-generation attorney. Burke’s interest in law grew from being a child of the late Robbie Emery Burke, a celebrated Tulsa attorney, and his experience in debate. Prior to attending law school, Burke was a high school debate coach and taught successful programs at public and private schools in the Tulsa area. Burke is married to a friend from his time in debate and they have a daughter.

Burke is active in the Hudson Hall Wheaton Inn of the American Inns of Court and numerous other community, education, and church related volunteer positions. Burke has also taught numerous continuing legal education classes on probate, family law and legal ethics. He also chaired the successful campaign for Tulsa County District Judge Kevin Gray in 2022. Before joining Baum Glass Jayne Carwile & Peters, Burke was a shareholder at another Tulsa firm.

Representative Experience

  • Successful representation of a client in a complex estate and trust dispute involving several million in assets, with numerous trial court cases, appeals, and original jurisdiction disputes. In the course of that representation, Burke obtained numerous awards of attorney fees, including sanctions related to spoliation of evidence.
  • Coordinated discovery in numerous states in complex multi-billion dollar family law dispute involving hundreds of witnesses.
  • Obtained successful outcome, including collection of attorney fees, in child guardianship case involving the kidnapping of the minor child and multi-state investigation.
  • Successful representation of client in a complex business dispute involving fraudulent transfer of a business, bankruptcy, and probate issues and significant discovery related issues.
  • Successful representation of numerous clients in political speech related defamation matters.
  • Successful representation of clients in trust and related business disputes involving several million dollar estate and complex wrongful death claims.
  • Representation of clients in numerous high net worth estates, including probates involving unique assets.

Published Decisions

  • Babb v. Eagleton, 614 F. Supp. 2d 1232 (N.D. Okla. 2008)
  • Estes v. Conocophillips Company, Case No. 05-CV-445-GKF-PJC (N.D. Okla. Jan. 21, 2009) and 184 P.3d 518 (Okla. 2008)
  • Miller v. Johnson, 307 P.3d 387 (Okla. Civ. App. 2013)
  • In re Hamm, 2014 N.Y. Slip Op. 32249 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2014).
  • In the Matter of the Guardianship of R.B., 483 P.3d 608 (Okla. 2020)(certiorari granted)
  • Holland v. Roberts, __ P.3d __ (Okla. Civ. App. 2024)


  • J.D., University of Tulsa, 2006; Order of the Barristers
  • B.A. (History and Political Science), University of Tulsa, 2002, cum laude Memberships & Awards
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Hudson Hall Wheaton Inn of the America Inns of Court
  • Tulsa Debate League Board of Directors