Louis R. Burko, Managing Partner of Social Security

Brooklyn, NY Social Security Disability Attorney Louis R. Burko

Our Principal Attorney, Louis R. Burko, was born in Brooklyn and raised in Staten Island, where he currently resides. He is the second generation of the Burko family of lawyers to work at the firm. Mr. Burko began his legal career as a law clerk at Severance, Burko, Spalter, Masone & Laurette PC in 1992 before spending time working as a Licensed Workers’ Compensation Representative. After receiving his Juris Doctorate degree from the Brooklyn School of Law in 1999, Louis began practicing law. He became the firms principal in 2005 and currently is head of our Social Security Disability practice. Mr. Burko has years of experience handling claims with the Social Security Administration and can help you with your initial application and appeals, if necessary.

Our firm provides compassionate legal representation to disabled New Yorkers

The law offices of Severance, Burko, Spalter, Masone & Laurette PC has been helping disabled clients obtain benefits through the Social Security Administration for over 40 years. Since our formation, our firm has been a central resource to serve the needs of those injured at work or otherwise disabled. We are steadfast advocates, protecting the rights of our clients from initial claims filing through settlement or judgment. We can help you decide whether or not to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance and whether you qualify for Supplemental Security Income. With our attorneys at your side, your claim will be handled by an experienced professional during each stage of the process. Louis R. Burko is ready to begin assisting you with your disability claims and appeals today.

Set up an appointment today and let Louis R. Burko handle your disability needs

Having an attorney like Mr. Burko at your side makes a big difference when it comes to dealing with the Social Security Administration and handling disability legal issues. Our firm accommodates the Spanish-speaking community and we are dedicated to serving injured and disabled workers. We represent clients on a contingency fee basis, so you will not owe us anything unless we recover for you. Contact us today at our Brooklyn office for a free initial consultation.

Practice Areas:

  • Social Security Claims

Bar Admissions:

  • Eastern District, Western District, Northern District, Southern District, Second Circuit
  • New York State Second Department, 2000


  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1999


Office – (718) 625 2300