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My name is Kelly Burdette and was admitted to the Washington State Bar Association in December 2011.  Upon graduating from the University of Washington in 2001 with a double degree in Political Science and Communications and a minor in Women Studies, I worked for the Washington State Community Action Partnership.  We worked with 30 nonprofit organizations in Washington who provide services to low-income individuals. With the desire to work more closely with people who were in need of assistance, I enrolled in the evening Paralegal Studies Program at the University of Washington in 2004.  I was hired as a paralegal at Burkett & Burdette in April 2004 and have been with the firm since.  Instead of attending law school, I was asked by Lee Burdette, one of the partners of the firm, to participate in the Washington State Bar Association Rule 6 Program.  I worked full-time as a paralegal and studied the law on the side with the assistance of Lee, my mentor.  During my time in the program I became eligible to obtain a limited license to practice law. The program took 4 years and all of my work was reviewed by the Bar committee overseeing the program.  I successfully completed the program in June 2011 and passed the July 2011 Bar exam.   This allowed me to conduct 2 arbitrations, 2 depositions, examine witnesses at trial, including our client at trial last February, draft motions, negotiate on behalf of our clients, all under the supervision of my mentor.  Personally, I love to run, boat, travel, ski, bowl, scuba dive, and spend time with friends and family.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 65%
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
  3. Employment & Labor: 10%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 10%

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  • Eric Steven Nelson

    I highly recommend Kelly Hooper. We worked on a case together and I witnessed first-hand how dedicated she was to her work and that her legal skills were exceptional. I would not hesitate to ask Kelly to handle a legal matter on my behalf.


    Eric Nelson Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Eric A Jones

    I endorse this lawyer. She was very professional and did not play games. She was clearly passionate over insuring her clients needs were being met without being over zealous and thus hindering the possibility of negotiating a settlement that was fair to both sides. I would recommend her as an advocate and I would work with her as counsel.


    Eric Jones Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

2101 Fourth Avenue #1830
Seattle, WA, 98121


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBurkett & Burdette2011 - Present
Paralegal and Law ClerkBurkett & Burdette2004 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for Justice, Development CommitteeMember2015 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeChair of The Seattle Round Table2015 - Present
Sierra ClubMember2014 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeCo-Chair-Seattle Roundtable2014 - Present
Labor and Employment Law Section-WSBAMember2014 - Present
Washington Athletic ClubNW Discovery Committee2013 - Present
United States Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember2013 - Present
United States Court of Federal Claims Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
USA TriaathlonMember2012 - Present
King County Bar AssociationLawyer Referral Service2012 - 2014
King County Bar AssociationFamily Law Mentorship Program2012 - 2014
King County Bar AssociationYoung Lawyers Division2012 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeNew Member Committee2009 - 2012
Washington State Association for JusticePublic Affairs Committee2006 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)What You Need to Know Before Filing Your First Vaccine Injury Case2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Bob Dawson Trial WorkshopN/AN/A2014
Washington State Bar Association Rule 6 Clerkship ProgramN/AAllowed me to sit for the Bar Exam2011
University of WashingtonN/AParalegal Certificate2004
University of WashingtonPolitical Science and Communications. Minor-Women StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts2001