Our Approach

Your Skilled and Professional Legal Representation

The first step of our approach here at Burke Brown Attorneys, PLLC? Listening to you explain your legal situation.

Who are you? What is happening? What is most important to you? We place a high importance on establishing a relationship of knowledge and trust with our clients.

We want to really get to know and understand our clients. We want to know what’s at stake and what your goals are. We want to know what information you can provide to us so we can help you.

Are your goals:

  • Family and relationship reunification?
  • Job and career protection?
  • Immigration status protection?
  • No detention or jail?
  • Maintaining your standing in family law custody disputes?
  • Protecting your reputation?
  • Staying in school or college?

Let’s Get a Handle on the Real Problem

A legal problem is a frightening problem. Not knowing what could happen to you gives rise to all kinds of fears—many of which aren’t going to happen. As part of our respectful, client-centered approach, we work to help our clients separate feared possibilities from the real possibilities. Don’t fear and suffer unnecessarily.

  • Not all CPS cases mean children will be taken.
  • Not all criminal charges mean jail time.
  • Not all school disciplinary procedures end academic programs and learning.
  • Not all protection orders are granted.
  • Above all else, know that help can make a difference.

Based on our experience, we have a pretty good sense of whether your worst fears will come true. It’s often not the case. We think it’s the best approach to help identify the best-case scenario and come up with a plan to get there.

You’re Not at the Mercy of Others

After we’re on board, you don’t need to be at the mercy of your accusers, the court, law enforcement, CPS, or other officials. We handle these communications and insulate you from those stresses.

After we take over, the problem is no longer just happening to you—protection and pushback are in place.

We notify all interested parties that we are your counsel and all communication and information should come to us.

We take everything possibly off your shoulders. Here are some of the basics:

  • If there is a need for you to speak, we discuss when and how that should occur.
  • We interface with all the key players.
  • We prepare you for key meetings.
  • We prepare you to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes.
  • We identify the information we need and obtain it.
  • We minimize court time—ideally, you walk in and walk out without saying a word.
  • We assert your rights.

What needs immediate attention?

  • Have you just been served?
  • Did you just receive a call?
  • Did someone leave a card at your door?
  • Does someone want to interview you?
  • Did you just get arrested?
  • Do you have court soon?
  • Are you feeling pressured to do things?
  • Do you not understand the process?

Getting all the Information

We need to know what we are up against. You may get only a small tidbit of information at the beginning of your legal problem, or you may be misled. We employ a proven, repeatable process for getting the information that’s crucial to your case. However, you are still a great source of information. Through a strong relationship and partnership, we will work together to get all the information.

Developing and Implementing Your Strategy

Once we know what we are up against, we develop our defense approach. We determine the information we need and track it down. We identify and interview witnesses, involve experts, obtain evaluations, draft statements, tell you what you should do, and analyze the law.

The goal is to find a strategy that will work most effectively to get the best outcome. If we can find information that causes your accuser to reconsider their position and back off, we do that. If we can’t get voluntary reconsideration, we move in the direction of a contested hearing or trial and focus our energies on winning.

Sometimes we work parallel approaches. We think outside of the box. You are unique, your case is unique, and we won’t limit ourselves in your defense. Let’s talk about your legal needs today.