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  • Result oriented attorney

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    Posted by a client

    Hired attorney

    I got tangled in an unfortunate incident in Seattle and the evening quickly escalated to the most horrible experience of my life, one moment i was in the car with my family, next i was being escorted to prison for an alleged DV Assault charge.
    This was the first and only charge against me and i was pretty confused on the turn of events, I had initially hired another attorney before Liza, the other attorney was too busy for me, never met me face to face for my hearings, i had to talk to a person on the phone - who suggested that i take DV assessment and counselling and sent me to a center in Tacoma - she was pushing for a SOC and not for a fair trial.
    I wanted a different outcome, I researched the internet looking for an experienced, well respected and well reviewed attorney who had good experience in cases in Seattle and King County. I came across Liza's profile.
    I was immediately put at ease when i spoke with her. She was very methodical and took the time to explain my options and the way forward. One of the first things Liza did was to cancel my DV assessment.
    I found that Liza had great insight and was always approachable via phone call or email. She was prompt in returning phone calls and replying to email 100% of the time.
    The pre-trial hearings went on and Liza represented me very well with her partner. We discussed all options and collected all data to strengthen my case. We discussed sensitive issues around involving my then 9 year old son and Liza's counsel proved invaluable in my decisions.
    Liza knows the system and will make use of her experience to get you out of trouble. She and her partner Dana together bring in a wealth of knowledge and experience in working with the public prosecutors in Seattle Municipal Court. They work as a team and are extremely good at bringing options to the table, analyzing them and pushing forward with the plan of action. They are also very good in working with the public prosecutors.
    I am at ease now, working on a plan to get the charges dismissed just as Liza laid out on day one. Do not hesitate, please have Liza represent you. You can sleep well knowing that you are in great hands.

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  • Great advice at an unreasonable time of day

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    Posted by Craig

    Consulted attorney

    I had a domestic problem with my significant other that ultimately resulted in her being taken into custody. I immediately got on the phone at 9:00pm and tried reaching out to several attorneys. Liza Burke was the one that responded, as I said above at an unreasonable hour with critical advice. She was very, very helpful and her recommendations relieved my anxiety and put me on a path to resolve the issue. I have no idea what the final outcome would have been without the excellent consultation of Liza. My heartfelt thanks go out to her.

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  • The Best in Worst Situation

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    Posted by a Domestic Violence client

    I recently found myself in deep, uncharted waters... accusations of domestic violence leading to an arrest, over 36 horrific hours incarcerated, and criminal charges lingering over my head. I quickly realized you are not innocent until proven guilty. The legal system can be difficult, unfavorable, and overwhelming.

    I have dealt with several lawyers in civil matters, so I was skeptical and nervous facing an issue that could impact so many aspects of my life. I hired Liza Burke based on the reviews here and our initial meeting, and I couldn't be happier with my decision. Ms Burke immediately put my fears to rest. Unlike many other attorneys, she is a great, empathetic listener, consistent, transparent, and offers invaluable knowledge and expertise into your process. She not only communicates a plan, but also executes it, so I was confident the entire time despite not knowing the outcome. I am pleased, relieved, and grateful my case was dismissed!

    You get what you pay for, and when you have a lot at stake, don't leave it to chance or anything less than the best. Thank you Liza Burke!

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  • An impeccably competent and outstanding attorney!

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    Posted by a Domestic Violence client

    Ms. Burke is an impeccably competent and outstanding attorney. She stayed in close contact with me during the entire proceedings and was always prompt in responding to my questions whether through email, text or phone calls. I have the utmost respect for her as an attorney and greatly appreciate her relentless diligence getting me through a very difficult time that ended with positive results.

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  • No Contact Order Revoked - Domestic Violence Case dismissed

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    Posted by Yaw

    Liza was extremely knowledgeable of my domestic violence case. She worked well with my wife's lawyer to successfully revoke the no contact order and then fully dismiss the case. She kept me well informed of the case and there were no surprises. Everything she said would occur happened. My wife and I are extremely satisfied with the results of the case and Liza was a big part of it.

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  • Professional, compassionate, knowledgable

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    Posted by a Child Abuse client

    I contacted Liza Burke after CPS began investigating our family based on a false allegation of child abuse. I am a lawyer and my husband is an engineer; nothing in our education or experience prepared us for the shock and horror we felt while under investigation by CPS. Feeling like we had been caught in the Twilight Zone, Liza immediately put us at ease with her professionalism, compassion, knowledge, and rock solid sanity. Liza explained her experience with CPS, which completely validated our own experience. Her advice regarding what to expect during the investigation, neglect determination, and appeals process proved spot on. Ultimately, our case resolved expeditiously and favorably. I can't thank Liza enough for the guidance and peace of mind she gave us during a very difficult time. I wholeheartedly recommend Liza Burke. She is a tremendous asset to our community.

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  • Excellent Attorney

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    Posted by a Domestic Violence client

    Liza recently helped me successfully resolve a complicated domestic violence protection order. Her strong history working as a defense attorney in domestic violence cases assured me that she would understand all aspects with my situation. She has an excellent understanding of the law, a history of credibility and integrity with many local judges and she is compassionate in when dealing with these difficult topics. If you are needing any help with a protection order or a domestic violence issue, I strongly recommend Liza.

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  • Perfect result achieved thanks to Liza

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    Posted by Katie

    When my son was one month old we took him to his primary care physician because he had been very irritable the night before. At the Dr around 2 pm we were told he looked perfect and he was likely coming into a colicky stage. At around 530 pm we noticed his leg was swollen and we took him to the ER. The dr there notified us our sweet baby had a broken femur. We were told by that hospital that they suspected genetic causes and discharge papers expressed that our baby appeared well taken care of and asked the Children's hospital to look for genetic causes. The Children's hospital alerted CPS and law enforcement to our situation. Our child was removed from the care of my husband and myself.

    Liza was very effective at guiding me through a very tumultuous and upsetting nightmare. Having our son taken was beyond my imagination. Liza was able to locate multiple physicians around the country to dispute the Children's hospital findings. I believe she was able to do this because of her experience, dedication and expertise in cases such as this. Liza worked very hard on our case- although it moved slowly because of the system- she was able to assuage my concerns about the timeline and to help me understand that in many ways time was on our side. Liza regularly made herself available to hear my concerns and help me understand what the process would be like.

    Liza was not only was thoroughly prepared, she was also impressive in the courtroom. I have no prior experience but during our trial I saw her line of questioning discredit a physician testifying against our case. Her line of questioning also led to our CPS case worker admitting that we seemed to be fit parents and that the state would require no further services. This courtroom expertise, along with the expert witnesses that Liza found on our behalf, are what I believe led to our case's success.

    In the end our case was dismissed and our son was returned to us. Liza was able to negotiate our CPS findings as well. I hope that your family never finds yourself in a situation like ours, but if you do, I highly recommend Liza for her expertise, dedication, experience and compassion!

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  • Thank you Liza!

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    Posted by a Domestic Violence client

    Liza helped me with a DV assault in the 4th degree charge that was filed against me in May 2013. Having no previous experience with such a case, and having gone to jail for the first time I was pretty freaked out. I found Liza's information on avvo and reading her positive recommendations decided to go with her... There were multiple things that were amazing about her -

    1. Timely Responses - regardless of whether it was the weekend, or whether I texted/emailed/called her, she was always willing to respond to my questions. This was super important to me since I was pretty freaked out about the whole incident
    2. Thorough - she patiently listened to the entire incident and explained to me the entire legal procedure that we would go through and what I could expect at every court hearing
    3. Proactive - she had a fairly good idea of where my case would end up and proactively recommended that I do a few thing such as register for DV intervention classes, see a counselor, etc. so that we could get the desired outcome for our case.

    My case took a couple months before I was offered a stipulated order of continuance which was pretty decent. So I jumped on that offer from the prosecutor and am doing the rightful things to ensure that the DV case against me gets dismissed.

    Overall, the past 3 months have been pretty freaky and some of the worst in my life... I really appreciate having Liza represent me for the legal aspect of the DV case and help me go through these 3 months with some confidence.

    If you are facing a DV charge -

    1. please dont freak out - in hindsight, I have come to realize that I freaked out a lot more than I should have. The law is written taking into account the most serious DV crimes and even a small shove or expression of anger is treated as seriously as a murder by the law enforcement officers. This is pretty ridiculous, but that is how it works. Over time, you will come to understand and realize that things get better and at the end apart from being an inconvenience and an expense (of time & money), the DV charges wont last long. So keep the faith and go on with confidence.
    2. Hire Liza without an iota of doubt - she will do a fabulous job representing you

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  • Thank you Liza for giving me my life back!

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    Posted by a Domestic Violence client

    When I was faced with a domestic violence charge, I found myself lost and confused and didn’t know where to turn. I feel so blessed that I found Liza. Liza took action and put me at ease immediately, which couldn’t have been easy with me being a complete nervous wreck. She was extremely responsive and always returned my phone calls and emails even when she was out of town. I was amazed with her level of professionalism and how quickly we began sorting out the intricacies of my case. She asked me what I wanted to see happen and in what order. I told her I didn’t want jail time, I wanted the no contact order dropped, and in the end for my case to be dismissed. One by one she got me everything I asked for. When it came time for my court date, she was nothing short of amazing! The case charges were dismissed and I was free to go with no stipulations. She is by far the best lawyer I’ve ever worked with, and I strongly recommend her to anyone that needs legal advice or counsel. Thank you Liza for being the advocate that I needed and allowing me to get back to my life. You have no idea the impact you have had on my family and I!

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