About Bill B. Berke
Bill B. Berke grew up in the Tenafly New Jersey area and is a graduate of Riverdale Country School in Bronx, New York in 1979. Mr. Berke received his Bachelor of Science in Business Degree from Indiana University in 1982 and subsequently achieved his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Florida, College of Law in 1985. In 1986, Mr. Berke opened his own law firm and has been representing injured and disabled individuals in Southwest Florida since that time. Mr. Berke owns Berke Law Firm, P.A.
Mr. Berke handles a variety of cases, to include: Workers Compensation; Social Security Disability; Veteran’s Disability Compensation claims; Personal Injury claims; Defective Device Litigation; Drug Litigation; Credit Card Defense and Unsolicited Phone Calls; Discrimination claims; Wrongful Termination; Foreclosure Defense; Employment Law cases; and Overtime claims. Mr. Berke and the law firm of Berke Law Firm, P.A. have always only represented injured and disabled people and have never represented insurance companies or employers.
Mr. Berke was admitted to practice law in all Courts of the State of Florida in 1986. He was admitted to the United States District Court, Middle District of the State of Florida in 1987. He was admitted to the United States District Court, Southern District of the State of Florida in 2012. He was admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in 2012, and was admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in 2015. He is also admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC).
Mr. Berke is the former President, Vice President and Treasurer of the Cape Coral Bar Association, he is a member of the American Association for Justice, and a member of the Florida Justice Association. Mr. Berke is presently on the board of Florida Workers’ Advocates, which is the State of Florida’s Employee/Claimant lawyer organization. He has tried and mediated hundreds of workers’ compensation cases throughout Florida. He is a member of the Lee County Bar Association, and is a member of the Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Executive Counsel. He is also an Accredited Representative for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Mr. Berke is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives (NOSSCR), and a member of the National Association for Disability Representatives (NADR).
Mr. Berke is a former trustee and former board member of the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, he is a board member of the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and a Board member of the Nations Association. Mr. Berke founded and is co-chairman of the SSRI Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Berke strives to continue his education and participation as a dedicated activist for his clients. Mr. Berke is a frequent lecturer for workers’ compensation and FLSA Overtime issues and helped in the foundation of the Lee County Chapter of V.O.I.C.E.S. He has also written a book “How to Win Your Social Security Claim”.