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Protecting your rights in criminal, education, child abuse,
domestic violence, and protection order cases

A Washington Law Firm Dedicated to Protecting Our Clients’ Rights

You are proactively addressing my immigration concerns without which I might have been in big trouble.
RC (Immigration DV case)
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!
Ms. Brown is by far the best criminal defense attorney! She really listens, her defense tactics are incredible. She is so knowledgeable and always kept me informed. She is very easy to talk to, and really puts your mind at ease. Keep up the good work Dana!
Dana was readily available on the spot: She was persistent, demanding and professional @ all times: Dealing with CPS, you have to be. And when the case spilled over to both Civil/ Criminal courts, including UI benefits, she assisted with that as well! In the end, the outcome is what matters: Cleared and Unfounded.
If you are looking for someone who is knowledgeable, efficient, and experienced Liza Burke has demonstrated this time and time again in my court case that involved my kids. She has helped my family through a tough time in our lives. If I have to go through another difficult time I would hire her again.
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.
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)
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)
It should say everything about the quality of Attorney Liza Burke’s services that another highly-respected attorney in Seattle referred Liza to me when I needed urgent help. Liza was professional, mindful of my time, engaged, and — of most importance to a client under stress — easy to understand. Liza was clear in laying out my options so that I’m informed but not pressured. If that’s not persuasive enough: I’m also an attorney. I don’t specialize in the area of law that Liza practices and needed a lot of guidance to understand my legal options. I immediately noted that Liza is the type of attorney an attorney would want to hire for their personal matter: trustworthy, experienced, committed to the work, empathetic, and clear. Thank you for your help, Liza!
Ravisha K.
As a PI for nearly 30 years, I’ve worked with a lot of attorneys, but never have I worked with one who shows such meticulous dedication to her clients and their legal issues than Liza Burke. This is an attorney who takes the time to fully understand all facets of a case—whether it’s a simple misdemeanor or complex felony charge—and work closely with her client to get the best possible resolution. When people call me who need legal help, I never hesitate to refer them to Liza. Her legal acumen and sensitivity to her client’s needs inspire confidence—and consistently get the right results.
Leigh H.


Our Mission to You

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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