One of the things that Andrew J. Burkavage loves about his work as a trial lawyer is the intellectual challenge posed by every case.
“Every case is different and requires thought, significant preparation, and an attention to detail to make sure you’re doing what’s best for your client,” he says. “The intellectual challenge is picking your way through the case to maximize the value of the case for the client. But there’s no template for how to march your way through a case; they’re all different.”
A Pennsylvania native, Mr. Burkavage first came to the Midwest to pursue a bachelor’s degree in political science and international peace studies at the University of Notre Dame. After graduation in 2006, he moved to Washington, D.C. for three years, working most of that period for an architecture and engineering firm where he decided to become a lawyer.
That decision led to his second move to the Midwest when he enrolled at Loyola University’s Chicago School of Law, where he became an associate editor of the school’s International Law Review. He also studied abroad in China, received an International Law Certificate, and made the Dean’s List.