Our History

The firm of Wise Morrissey has grown carefully and selectively throughout nearly two decades, and today we rank as one of the pre-eminent plaintiff firms not only in Illinois, but in the United States. Kevin Burke and David Wise had been colleagues in a leading Chicago personal injury firm when, in 2002, they decided to enter partnership together in an aggressive, sophisticated litigation practice. From its beginnings, our firm has consisted of trial lawyers who know their way around the courtroom. But because we are always ready to go to court, we understand how to shape an effective settlement. Kevin is widely considered one of the top medical malpractice lawyers in Illinois, and David has an unsurpassed reputation as a leading trial lawyer. In 2007, Frank Morrissey joined Burke and Wise following a career in complex product liability and commercial litigation as a partner at one of Chicago's pre-eminent defense firms.