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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 30%
  2. Construction: 25%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Real Estate: 15%
  5. Appeals: 10%



Hourly ($345-525/hour), contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Manish Borde

    Dave was opposing counsel on a matter. I appreciated his professional courtesy, creativity and approach to complex issues. I recommend Dave to anyone requiring assistance with complex issues.


    Manish Borde Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael Robert Caryl

    I endorse this lawyer. I met Dave about 6 years ago. I sued a lay person who did not pay my lawyer-clients hourly fees in some litigation. Dave substitututed in this case for another lawyer against whom I had gotten an advantage. Dave proved to be much more adept and competent. He did a superb job of taking the deposition of my lawyer client. He was thoroughly prepared, and was relentless in pursing his inquiries from my client. I was truly impressed. I moved for summary jdugment and had what I thought was the better argument on the facts. Dave did a superb job in opposing kmy motion and I lost a part of my motion I did not expect to lose. As a result of this, I made a point of getting to know Dave socially and we have formed a good professional friendship. He now works with me in my practice involving disputed lawyers fees. I can always rely on Dave for excellent analysis, preparation and good results. He is one of the best against whom I have litigated.


    Michael Caryl Lawsuits & Disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Burkett & Burdette

2101 Fourth Ave., Suite 1830
Seattle, WA, 98121-2345


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198401/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBurkett & Burdette1991 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeN/A2010 - Present
Oregon State BarN/A2001 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1987 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A1984 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Attorney Fees and Costs Disputed by ClientAttorney reduced fees and costs by $200,000+
Attorneys Disputed Sharing of Contingency FeeCo-counsel's claim for share of fee reduced by $675,000+
Boundary Dispute (Adverse Possession)New fence relocated in recognition of adverse possession of neighbors' property, damages paid.
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Publication nameTitleDate
King County Bar BulletinAvoiding Fee Disputes and Fostering Peace of Mind: Passing on the Problem Client and Case2015
King County Bar BulletinThe Effect of Success on Attorney Fee Awards2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawN/A1984
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignHistoryN/A1981
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignPolitical ScienceN/A1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Real Estate Development & Construction LawIssues During Construction2014
Real Estate Development & Construction LawIssues During Construction2013