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Dericka Burke

Senior Associate | Tampa

Dericka Burke is a Senior Associate at Butler and works in our Tampa office, where she practices first-party property coverage and extra-contractual cases.

Dericka received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of South Florida. She then graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2017. While in law school, Dericka was an associate editor of the Practical and Clinical Journal of Law and represented the school at the Case Classic National Mock Trial Competition in Cleveland, Ohio. Dericka also served as Treasurer of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society.

Before joining Butler, Dericka served as a legal intern for the Honorable Charlene Honeywell in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, where she performed legal research and prepared bench memorandums for various legal disputes. Dericka also gained valuable experience representing insurance companies in hurricane, product liability, and subrogation disputes throughout the southern cone of Florida.


  • Florida


  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
    Juris Doctor
  • University of South Florida
    Bachelor of Arts


  • The George Edgecomb Bar Assocation (GEBA)


Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander – In A Class Of Her Own

Tampa attorneys Dericka Burke and Naomi Robertson recently presented a “lunch and learn” about Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander for our entire law firm: Sadie Alexander was the first African American to obtain a Ph.D. in Economics. She was also the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Law, as well as the first to pass the Pennsylvania bar ex...

What to Expect When You Are Adjusting: A Primer for Hurricane Ian Property Claims

The last week of September, 2022, the State of Florida braced for what was categorized to be one of the worst storms to make landfall in U.S. history. Initially, all weather channels displayed the storm’s trajectory heading towards Tampa Bay. As the Buccaneers’ fans scurried to prepare for an avalanche of winds and rains, either by evacuating or hunkering down, Ian’s path unexpectedly shifte...

Hurricane Ian Webinar Series Episode 1 – What to Expect When You Are Adjusting

Our latest webinar series will inform you on issues that may arise during adjustment of Hurricane Ian claims. In the first part of this series, Partner Tom Keller and Senior Associate Derick Burke will address basic adjusting issues that may arise during adjustment of Ian property claims. The webinar will be good for catastrophe adjusters who may not be familiar with nuances and requirements in F...

Congratulations to our Newest Senior Associates!

We are excited to announce our latest Senior Associates: Stephen Udagawa, Dericka Burke, Vincent Fernandez, and Abraham Shakfeh. Click on their names to learn more about them....

HCBA’s Diversity & Inclusion Social | Thanks to All Who Joined!

We would like to thank all of our attorneys who joined the Hillsborough County Bar Association's (HCBA) Diversity & Inclusion Social. Click their images to learn more about each attorney....

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May – Welcome to our Newest Attorneys!

We extend a warm welcome to the newest attorneys to join our Butler family!...

Dericka Burke