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Douglas Lee Burdette

Douglas Lee Burdette

also known as Lee Burdette

About me

For more than 34 years, Lee has represented those injured as a result of careless medical care, reckless and negligent driving and defective products. Whether his client suffers soft tissue injury or paralysis, he brings the same dedication and desire to see justice done.


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 40%
    35 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    35 years
  3. Car Accidents: 25%
    35 years
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%



Hourly ($200-400/hour), contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Douglas Ferd Welebir

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had the pleasure of working with Lee on several matters: a national consumer class action; two medical device product liability cases; and, a major accident matter with interstate issues and found him to be extremely knowledgeable, competent, prepared and self-less. He is one of the finest lawyers that I have had the pleasure of working with.


    Douglas Welebir Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Al Van Kampen

    I worked with Lee when we were partners about 7-8 years ago. He is top notch in medical malpractice and personal injury cases. When I am asked by my clients who they should talk to for representation in these areas, I refer them to Lee.


    Al Van Kampen Securities & Investment Fraud Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Burkett & Burdette

2101 4th Avenue
Suite 1830
Seattle, WA, 98121


MONot authorized to practice-Administrative198001/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Best Lawyers in America - Medical MalpracticeBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Top Lawyers 2010Seattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
15-year AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale2008
Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)2008
Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
AV RatiingMartindale-Hubbell1995
Who's Who Among Students in American UniversitiesSt. Louis University School of Law1980
MagisterPhi Delta Phi1978
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderBurkett & Burdette1991 - Present
AssociateStanislaw, Ashbaugh, Chism, Jacobson & Riper1988 - 1991
Litigation PartnerPopkin & Stern1985 - 1987
Litigation AssociatePopkin, Stern, Heifetz, Lurie, Sheehan, Reby & Chervitz1981 - 1984
AssociateLondon, Greenberg & Fleming1980 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Association of LawyersMember2011 - Present
United States Court of Federal ClaimsN/A2008 - Present
Washington Association for JusticeEagle Member1988 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1988 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonN/A1988 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionN/A1988 - Present
Supreme Court of the United States of AmericaN/A1984 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationInactive1981 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A1980 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of MissouriN/A1980 - Present
The Missour BarInactive1980 - Present
Amnesty InternationalN/A1972 - Present
American Civil Liberties Union of WashingtonN/AN/A
Sierra ClubN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Swine Flu Vaccine-Guillain-Barre SyndromeJudgment against U.S.
Medical Malpractice-UrologyPlaintiff's verdict for $750,000
Marital fraudSettlement favorable to plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)What You Need to Know Before Filing Your First Vaccine Injury Case2010
UnknownWashington Procuring and Preserving Evidence1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Trial Lawyers College-CaliforniaN/AN/A2006
Trial Lawyers College-Colorado RegionalN/AN/A2005
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyLitigationN/A1983
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Oklahoma City UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1970