Molly J. Burke

Molly J. Burke

Shepherdsville, Kentucky

Molly Burke is an experienced Social Security Disability attorney, and has successfully argued hundreds of cases in front of Administrative Law Judges in Louisville, Owensboro, Bowling Green and Madisonville.  She has the knowledge to guide clients through the oftentimes confusing Social Security Disability process.  Molly also has experience in family law and civil litigation.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Molly worked in the Private Bank of Merrill Lynch in Chicago as a registered representative.

Molly received her bachelor's degree from St. Norbert College and attended DePaul University College of Law.  She was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 2008. 

Areas of Practice

  • Social Security Disability
  • Workers Compensation
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2008


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - December, 2007
    • Honors: CALI Award for Excellence, Heath Policy & the Law; Dean's List, Fall 2006
  • St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin
    • Bachelor of Business Administration - May, 1999
    • Honors: Sigma Tau Delta, English Honor Society
    • Honors: Trustees Distinguished Scholarship
    • Major: Business Administration
    • Major: English

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR)

Past Employment Positions

  • Molly Burke Law Office, PLLC, Owner/Attorney, 2010 - 2015
  • Hectus & Strause PLLC, Attorney, 2008 - 2009
  • Hectus & Strause PLLC, Law Clerk, 2007 - 2008
  • DePaul University College of Law, Center for Justice in Capital Cases Coordinator, 2005 - 2007
  • Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Executive Director, 2005 - 2007
  • Merrill Lynch, Private Banking & Investment Group, Registered Associate, 2000 - 2005
  • Hewitt Associates, Quality Assurance Analyst, 1999 - 2000