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domestic violence, and protection order cases

A Washington Law Firm Dedicated to Protecting Our Clients’ Rights

Dana was so great to work with. Dana helped us through a school discipline matter and at the same time defended our son from criminal prosecution. She really listened to our sons’ side of the story, and got to know him. I’ve never met a lawyer with this much compassion. She went over all of our options and gave us the flexibility we needed over how much we would spend on our son’s defense. She even gave our son a lecture (like a good friend would) concerning some of his recent behavior and encouraged him to do better so he could go on to get the job of his dreams. She met all of our goals and then some. Thank you Dana.
Anonymous
Liza was extremely knowledgeable and was very good at explaining things in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner. She did not ‘sugar-coat’ things; but helped us understand what could happen, what our options were and what her experience has shown her was likely to happen. All of this eased some of the huge amount of fear that arises when your child is accused of a crime. Liza was concise and timely every time we talked with her.
Rick M.
I got my job back at Fidelity!!!
Client, M.L.
It’s been just about two years since our trial ended and I always think about it a lot this time of year, so I thought I would just send you a quick hello. You’re still a hero at our house.(:
ML (Dep)
When our Special Needs son was expelled, then placed into an undefined status, and the information from the school system kept changing with each of our inquiries, we were at our wits end until we found Dana. She helped us manage each aspect of the incident and the ensuing responses from the school district and tirelessly worked with us to track down information and put together a logical and rational approach to work with the school system while she followed up with outside agencies and entities. The end results were wonderful: our son was placed into a better school, records cleared, and an acceptable I.E.P. was implemented. We are so thankful for the work that Dana did to help us through this confusing and stressful process. She kept us informed every step of the way and worked closely with us to coordinate meetings, strategies, and helped us to focus on achieving acceptable end results. We would highly recommend Dana to anyone in the midst of dealing with school districts, zero-tolerance policies, and special needs circumstances.
Anonymous
I have read everything that has been submitted and you did such a great job organizing all of the info. In fact, I have read it like ten times. It is all put together so well and is completely accurate. Thank you so much for everything you have done for me. I can’t express how much it means to me. I thank the powers that be that allowed our paths to cross! You have been amazing and a true ally when I really needed one.
MT (SAPO)
As I checked “No” for having been adjudicated guilty for a crime on my college applications this evening, I realized I never got to thank you for everything you have done for me. I know that this is your job and you do this for people every day, but I wanted you to know how much I appreciate your work. I hope you’re keeping it up and continuing to get kids out of trouble.
LH (Juvenile Case)
I represent clients in high conflict family law cases that often have related criminal charges. I refer my clients to Liza because she knows how to get serious felony assault charges dismissed. Liza has an excellent reputation in her field, which goes a long way in negotiations with prosecutors. She is also extremely responsive to clients and to counsel. If you are facing serious criminal charges, you should contact Liza today.
Anne W.
Liza Burke is an amazing domestic violence attorney and handled my civil case with the best possible outcome! You cannot go wrong with Liza Burke, multiple attorney’s referred me to her as being one of the best in the field. I came to her after a botched recommendation from a different attorney to represent myself in my civil protection order hearing, which did not turn out in my favor. In my situation, I was facing a civil domestic violence protection order from an ex-friend/roommate after a heated argument, with no history of abuse, evidence, criminal record or prior incidents. At the hearing the commissioner recommended and entered into a lifetime order without any finding of facts and a maximum distance of 500-ft which effectively evicted me from my own separate apartment. This was not proportional to the incident and would cost me thousands of dollars to break my lease. Liza laid out all my appeal options; she was upfront and honest about the timeline and what she believed my options/chances were. She made it clear from the beginning that a dismissal in my case was highly improbable because of the error I made in representing myself in the first hearing. I appreciated her candor in this situation and she carefully reviewed the details of my case. She knew that I did not deserve what was happening to me and it was an uphill battle. But she remained a dedicated and meticulous protection order attorney, and did not give up on my case even though it was very tricky.   She was communicative with me through the whole process and kept me updated the whole way because she knew that put me at ease. With careful planning and strategizing, she worked to put my case in front of a Judge and made sure my Motion for Reconsideration and Motion for Revision were as strong as possible and even conferred with colleagues with experience in the field. Despite not being able to have a hearing because of special court rules due to COVID-19, a Judge finally agreed with our written motion that the facts of my case do not support a life time protection order and revised the distance restriction as to not be evicted! I am so incredibly happy that I went to Liza and that she fought SO hard to help me! My only regret is that I did not go to her from the start, if I had, I am sure she would have had this dismissed. She helped me and my family get a sense of normalcy back and I will be forever grateful to her. If you’re looking for someone, hire her- she is the best! You will not regret it!
SB
You are proactively addressing my immigration concerns without which I might have been in big trouble.
RC (Immigration DV case)

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Our Mission to You

Burke Brown Attorneys, PLLC represents a wide range of Washington state residents who are accused of wrongdoing. We provide legal counsel in situations involving criminal charges, restraining (protection orders), juvenile charges, education discipline, and CPS investigations.

Protecting Your Interests

Criminal convictions, findings of abuse, protection orders, harassment, and setbacks in education can threaten everything important to you. Your reputation. Your goals. Your career. Your family. There are solutions, though, and we can develop them by working with you.

Peace of Mind

The last thing we want for our clients is to be paralyzed by fears of unknown terrible fates. Some up-front, experienced perspective will alleviate a lot of your emotional pain.

Hope For Your Future

Upsetting and sudden changes may be happening right now. Arrests, no-contact orders, temporary orders, and emergency actions happen up-front and can make life extremely difficult. There are ways to manage and minimize those initial impacts as we work toward the ultimate positive outcome.

Protection and Security

Your legal problem may be that you are a victim of assault, false allegations, or stalking. You or your loved one may need protection from a bad actor and don’t know where to begin. Our priority is always to protect our clients; we draw from the solutions and strategies we’ve gathered over a combined 40 years’ experience.

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