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Steven Scott Burkhalter

also known as Scott Burkhalter

About me

I Chair our domestic group at Beresford Booth PLLC.  While providing the highest level of advocacy in our motion and trial practice, our group understands and strives to provide cost effective solutions and to promote settlement and resolution of a case short of trial.


I reside with my family in Mukilteo, Washington, a small coastal community just north of Edmonds. I enjoy the game of golf, as well as being a spectator of the various teams the greater Puget Sound has to offer.


Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 40%
    16 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    16 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    16 years



Hourly ($325-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • James Davis Shipman

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Scott on a number of family law cases in the past few years. Scott is a fair and reasonable attorney, but also advocates well for his clients. Any client would be very well served by his representation.


    James Shipman Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Mark Anderson Bailey

    Scott Burkhalter is an exceptional lawyer who I would recommend without hesitation for family law matters and domestic disputes of all sizes and complexity. Scott is practical and effective at working out creative solutions. He is well-respected, and has a solid reputation as a skilled advocate among lawyers and judges.


    Mark Bailey Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Beresford Booth PLLC

145 3rd Ave S, Suite 200
Edmonds, WA, 98020-3593

Beresford Booth PLLC

1420 5th Avenue, Suite 2200
Seattle, WA, 98101


2018 156th Ave NE, Suite 100, Building F (Redmond Center)
Bellevue, WA, 98007



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2012
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2009
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2009
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2008
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2007
Trial Advocacy ProgramWashington State Bar Association2002
Distinguished Leadership AwardChapman University School of Law1999
Outstanding Young Men of AmericaOutstanding American Award 1998
EagleBoy Scouts of America1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Deputy Examiner of TitleKing County2001 - Present
PartnerBeresford Booth PLLC2001 - Present
Chairman: Domestic GroupBeresford Booth PLLC2001 - Present
AssociateMcKinley Irvin2000 - 2001
Legal ExternSouth Coast Air Quality Management District1997 - 1997
ESL TeacherKaoshiung, Taiwain1994 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Everett Golf & Country ClubVice President2012 - 2013
Snohomish County Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees2011 - 2012
Everett Golf and Country ClubBoard of Directors2010 - Present
PrimerusMember2009 - Present
Mountain Pacific BankFounding Member2006 - Present
Greater Access and Assistance Project (GAAP)Panel Lawyer2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember2001 - Present
Snohomish County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2001 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember2001 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2000 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, TechnologyN/A2000 - 2001
Martindale-HubbellMember1999 - Present
South King County Bar AssociationMember1999 - 2001
Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1999 - 2001
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Nexus--A Journal of OpinionLead Editor1998 - 1999
Chapman University School of Law--Law ReviewExecutive Editor1998 - 1999
Chapman University School of Law--Law ReviewMember1997 - 1999
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re ChildTermination of parental rights to allow private adoption.
In re ChildTermination of parental rights to allow private adoption.
In re childTermination of parental rights.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Chapman Law ReviewOversimplification--Value and Function--Wetland Mitigation Banking1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chapman University School of LawLawJuris Doctor1999
Pacific Lutheran UniversityLegal StudiesBachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Breakfast Consortium for Legal ProfessionalsSame Sex Marriage: Washington State2012
Breakfast Consortium for Legal ProfessionalsThe Ethical Lawyer2011
Firm BreakawayBig Time2010
Breakfast Consortium for Legal ProfessionalsCommunity Property: Beyond Divorce2010