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Liza E. Burke

Liza E. Burke

Practice areas:

Domestic Violence, Criminal Defense, Juvenile, Child Abuse

About Me

I provide high quality representation and 100% commitment to the protection of my client's interests. This applies not only obtaining the best case results but also a maintaining a strong and positive attorney-client relationship.  After 17 years of practice, I consider myself to be a skilled attorney but I remain fundamentally a compassionate human being who desires to help others. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
    21 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 45%
    21 years
  3. Child Abuse: 5%
    21 years
  4. Juvenile: 5%
    21 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Martin Wade Hodges

    I had the pleasure of being opposing counsel against Liza on a complex case involving allegations of child abuse. Liza is well prepared, extremely intelligent, and a worthy and tenacious adversary in the courtroom. Liza fights hard for her clients and gets excellent results. Liza is courteous, professional, and charismatic. I truly enjoyed working with Liza. I would not hesitate to refer anyone needing a highly skilled trial attorney to Liza Burke.


    Martin Hodges Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Erica Nicolle Knauf Santos

    Liza is a wonderful attorney who I have worked with as co-counsel as well as opposing counsel. She is diligent, competent, and goes above and beyond for her clients. As opposing counsel she is professional while still being a zealous advocate for her clients. I highly recommend Liza and hope to continue working with her.


    Erica Santos Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Burke Brown Attorneys, PLLC

2701 California Avenue SW - 302
Seattle, WA, 98116




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2014
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2011
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerN/A2006
Rising StarN/A2005
Rising StarN/A2004
Rising StarN/A2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyBurke Brown Attorneys PLLC2011 - Present
AttorneyLiza Burke Law PLLC2010 - Present
AttorneyCohen & Iaria2001 - 2009
AttorneySociety of Counsel Representing Accused Persons1994 - 2001


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationGovernor District 7E, Board of Governors2005 - 2008
King County Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2010
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2001 - 2010
Washington Defender AssociationMember1994 - 2010
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1993 - 2011

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In re the Welfare of EKTrial resulted in dismissal of the petition and immediate return of the child to his parents

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of ArizonaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Getting Started in Criminal DefenseDV for Beginners2012
Washington State Bar Association - Swearing InKeynote Speaker2007
When Your Cases Are Your CausesProfessionalism2006
Successful Outcomes in Criminal DefenseCriminal Law2006
Nuts and Bolts of Criminal LawCriminal Law2005
Youth Involvement ConferenceJuvenile Law2004
Technology in the CourtroomLitigation2004
Nuts and Bolts of Criminal LawCriminal Law2004
Nuts and Bolts of Criminal LawCriminal Law2003
Nuts and Bolts of Criminal LawCriminal Law2002
Children's Records LawJuvenile Law2002