Joe Burke




Prior to joining the Law Offices Of Nelson, Fromer, Crocco & Jordan, Joe spent 25 years working as a career firefighter for the  Montclair Fire Department. Joe is a graduate of the Rutgers School of Law-Newark. Joe’s primary focus is on workplace injury, personal injury, and labor law.
Joe specializes in litigation associated with the Thomas P. Canzanella Twenty First Century First Responders Protection Act. If you have developed cancer or contracted a contagious disease that you think is related to your job as a firefighter, police officer, corrections officer, Emergency Medical Technician, or emergency room nurse, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits.

Practice Areas

  • Workers Compensation (Occupational Cancer)
  • Personal Injury
  • Labor Law

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2017


  • Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. – 2004
Past Employment
  • Montclair Fire Department, Captain, 1996 to 2020
  • Montclair FMBA Local #20, President