What Makes Burke Brown Attorneys, PLLC Different?

Our attorneys have nearly 40 years of combined experience in successfully defending people against the most serious accusations. We have saved thousands of careers, families, educations, and reputations. Our careers were built in Seattle’s high-volume urban courts. We’ve successfully defended hundreds of clients from all walks of life, from people on low incomes to CEOs.

We’ve appeared before all types of judges and interacted with hundreds of other attorneys and prosecutors. As a result of our experience, we have built upon our successes and achieved high ratings from our clients.

Respected by Courts, Prosecutors, and Other Attorneys

We aren’t new, unknown, or dismissed by the players involved in your case. We are respected professionals, with reputations and professional skills that have been conscientiously cultivated over time. We’ve even represented family members of judges and prosecutors.

Respect, knowledge, and professionalism earn points with judges and prosecutors. We marshal our reputations, integrity, and professional approach for your maximum benefit.

Fees with Parameters

We know the bottom line is success. We also know that fees are of concern to you. We are not the most expensive attorneys, and we are not the cheapest attorneys. If you are looking for the cheapest attorney, we are probably not for you.

We provide experienced and professional services at rates in keeping with attorneys who have over 20 years of experience and success. We also know that when it comes to fees, the sky is not the limit. We work with you up-front to understand your financial parameters and the needs of your case. From the beginning, we try to anticipate all the work that will be involved so we can provide financial predictability to you. If there are contingencies that may increase your fees beyond what we expect, we try to identify those also.

We Aren’t Generalists; We Are Selective

Each of us focuses on discrete practice areas within criminal defense, education law, and juvenile law. We don’t purport to handle everything or every client. We will turn down cases that fall outside our areas of knowledge and skill even if you want us and offer to pay us. We just don’t “wing it” with our clients.

Our clients are, most frequently, professionals, career-oriented people, young people with promising futures, and good parents with families they love. We know the needs of our clients in those areas, and we know the systems involved in those areas. We know the hidden traps. We know the areas to work and how to work them. We stick to the areas we know and know well.

We Protect Our Clients

Being accused of a crime or other wrongdoing is a highly stressful experience. Of course, a successful result is the goal, but the process to get there can be anxiety-producing.

The system can be fast, formidable, and unfair. The laws are open to interpretation, and it can feel as though your guilt has been decided before you’ve even said a word.

  • From the moment you contact us, we work to alleviate anxieties and concerns.
  • We start with framing your legal problem into best-case and worst-case scenarios.
  • You’ll have us on your side, and we take over the work that must be done. We handle the difficult conversations.
  • We develop and provide necessary information.
  • We speak for you in court.
  • We prepare you for court and minimize your time in court.
  • We address your questions and your needs throughout the representation.
  • We address the problems that affect you now and keep you as informed as you want to be while we work your case.

We are here to get you through the experience with as little impact to your or your loved one’s life as possible.

We Think Outside the Box

There is no one set solution because no case or client is the same. Outside-the-box approaches are the key to most business successes. We believe the same principle applies to our client’s legal cases.

We are trained and experienced lawyers who are ready to reach the right result by finding creative defenses to employ at trial. We may use a combination of equitable and legal arguments to negotiate a settlement. We will take whatever approach or combination of approaches that gets the best result.

If advantageous, we can assemble a team of other individuals to pursue and strengthen your defense. When needed, we can call on experts with skills tailored to your case, such as investigators, psychologists, and specialized doctors that we have successfully worked with over the years. A combination of team members, approaches, goals, and backup plans are what we’ll employ to get you the best result.

Our team never forgets that we’re working for you. Talk to us today about getting started on a path toward a better future.