Kelsey C. Burke, Esq.

Kelsey C. Burke is an Attorney at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath. She is fluent in Spanish and represents clients in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, auto negligence, premises liability and defective products.

Ms. Burke was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and arrived in the United States at the age of 10 years old, along with her mother and siblings. The family then settled in Palm Beach County where Ms. Burke attended public school in Lake Worth.

Ms. Burke earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Communications and a minor in Sociology from Florida Atlantic University as a Bright Futures Scholarship Recipient while working full-time.

In 2012, Ms. Burke started law school at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College of Law in Orlando, Florida. As a law student she served as law clerk to the Honorable Fay L. Allen and as research associate in Constitutional Law. She was also a member of the International Environmental Moot Court Team. During law school, Ms. Burke worked as a legal research intern for LatinoJustice PRLDEF, an organization which protects opportunities for all Latinos.

Prior to joining Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, Ms. Burke worked as an associate attorney for a local personal injury firm.

In 2016, Ms. Burke was recognized by LatinoJustice PRLDEF and presented with their inaugural Rising Star Award, which honors individuals who champion and embody diversity and Latino advancement.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2016

Education

Languages

  • Spanish

Published Works

  • In a Blink of an Eye Our Lives Changed, in EMMA SEPULVEDA & IVON PADILLA-RODRIGUEZ, THE COUNTRY I CALL HOME 251-255 (2015).

In The News

  • Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin – A “DREAMer’s” Journey to Becoming an Attorney – 9/1/2016
  • Sun Sentinel – Prosperous But Undocumented – 4/15/2016
  • Palm Beach Post  – Cerabino: Lake Worth immigrant student pleased she can practice law – 5/14/2014
  • Palm Beach Post – Cerabino: Legislators should act to help worthy Boynton immigrant be admitted to Florida Bar – 3/12/2014
  • YouTube – DREAM Act Story: Kelsey Burke

Awards and Honors

  • Latino Justice PRLDEF Rising Star, 2016
  • El Sol Legal Volunteer of the Year, 2017
  • Palm Beach County Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Giraffe Award, 2017
  • The Florida Bar Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy, Class V, 2017-2018
  • Palm Beach County Hispanic Education Coalition’s Public Service Leadership Award, 2019

Professional associations and memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • American Association for Justice
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, YLS Board; Law Week Committee Chair, 2017-Present
  • Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association, President, 2020
  • Women’s Chamber of Commerce of PBC, Parliamentarian, 2019-Present

Community Involvement / Volunteer

  • El Sol Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center