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Alexandra Burkett

Divorce and separation Attorney at Canandaigua, NY

3.7   26 reviews

Licensed for 27 years

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Licensed for 27 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/17/2022

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Alexandra Burkett, Esq


3.7 / 5.0
  26 customer reviews
Posted by Peter | June 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Alexandra is the best!
Alexandra is excellent. She is highly respected by the Judges and court system. The respect has been earned by her high regard to being morally and ethically responsible. She responded quickly to any concerns I had. My divorce was high stress 3 year transaction and Alexandra never just settled to get it done. My children and I were her priority the entire time. Alexandra is truly a great attorney and I highly recommend her. Her office is staff is just as great and always compassionate and attentive to any needs I had as well.
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Posted by Bonnie | March 18, 2019
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Alexandra is an excellent lawyer. I had a consultation with her and really appreciated her care and concern for my best interest. Since I was pleased with my consultation, I hired her to be my lawyer. She always quickly responded to my emails and phone calls. She is also representing my niece and is doing an excellent job on her behalf. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs legal representation!
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2022
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A terrific lawyer who is 100 percent on your side whom you can trust whole heartedly hwol wlwredly
I was referred to Attorney Burkett through a friend. It was about my divorce. She is simply amazing! The second I met Alexandra, I gained a confidence like I never did before. All my fears and insecurities just vanished - no exaggeration. She is extremely smart, pleasant, personable, radiant and rubs her confident personality on you. She is one those lawyers that you want to actually want to spend more time with!! Fills you with affirmation and assurance. I am so so thankful that I had attorney Burkett with me as I dealt with my divorce proceedings - could not have found anyone better! so so so grateful. She fought my battle for me. Most importantly, she does not waste your time asking you to come in several times - very accessible via phone, text and email. Her assistant Jessica is wonderful as well.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2022
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Extremely positive experience
Ms. Burkett was extremely professional. She got my issue resolved in a timely manner and the matter was performed within the amount quoted. I would hire her again in a heartbeat!
Posted by Michelle | June 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Family Law
I hired Ms. Burkett for an unusual and volitale custody case involving several out of state individuals. After several disappointing experiences with other attorneys, it was evident from my initial meeting with her that I had made the best choice. She has fought for several years on our case. I am confident without her tenacity, knowledge and unparalleled attention; we would not have had the tools to survive this ordeal and ultimately achieve justice for this child.
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2022
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Through the process of divorce, Alex was supportive, knowledgeable & understanding. She listened, suggested and guided me through issues. Her thoroughness of explaining all options and consequences was helpful in my decisions. If you are looking for someone to tell you in a straightforward fashion your options, then Alex will. Her support staff, Jessica, is very professional, efficient and kind.
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Posted by Eric | June 9, 2022
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A lawyer who ares about her clients best interests when they can't see it for themselves.
As we all know divorce can be a very ugly and tough time. Alex kept me grounded and focused on what were the important things that needed to be done. She looks at the long game, and is patient (much more patient that I was being). She knows the laws inside and out. She will fight for you and you little ones for what is fair and safe.
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2022
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Divorce/Custody/Support Matter
I hired Alex to represent me in a Family Court matter, as well as an animus Divorce. Alex explained the process thoroughly, got me the results she indicated would be the likely outcome and was available by phone and e-mail. If she was not available immediately, her paralegal, Jessica, was and was professional and courteous. Attorney Burkett’s respected, no nonsense approach progressed my case - despite stall tactics from the other side. I was pleased with my representation and feel my outcome was fair and equitable.
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2020
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Thank you for excellent representation
I have worked with Alex for multiple court proceedings involving custody matters. Alex has upheld her end of the agreement with thorough communication, answering all my questions, and listening to my concerns. Her staff is also very pleasant and timely with their responses. Thank you and would highly recommend!
Posted by Craig | July 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Alexandra is an outstanding divorce attorney. She listens carefully,caring, supportive during the whole process. She worked well with the other attorney and the court to get the resolution for me. Alex has represented myself and 2 other family members. We all speek highly of her. I highly recommend Alexandra.
Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2019
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Caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable
Alexandra did a wonderful job of representing my mother in a very sensitive case. She showed compassion and understanding right from our first meeting. My mom and I were impressed with her knowledge and straightforward approach to the situation. Alexandra was the exact lawyer we needed to get us through a very painful situation. I would recommend Alexandra to anyone needing a caring, well spoken, and knowledgeable lawyer.
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Posted by Bonnie | September 12, 2019
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Very Impressed by her
After hiring another Attorney that wasn't doing anything for me, I was recommended to Alex and was glad I was! Even tho it was just a counseling appointment she took the time to talk to me and answer and advise me on many things my attorney didn't! I wanted to change Attorneys immediately but rather than take my money, she advised me that I was almost at the end of my case and it would be a waste of money for me to switch. I was VERY impressed and have recommend her to a friend of mine who is starting the divorce procedure. Thank you!
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Posted by David | February 3, 2015
Alexandra - Excellent divorce attorney
I met with three other attorneys before hiring Alexandra to represent me in a contentious divorce. Not one time did she allow me to feel that I was on my own. Her support was instrumental in helping me through the emotional side of a divorce. She recognized that a man could be in an abusive relationship and offered encouragement when I needed it. It was obvious during and after court proceedings that I had someone in my corner. At no time did I feel that Alexandra was not sincere. I thought a man had no chance in court but found this is not true. Alexandra was an excellent choice for me.
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Posted by Sharon | September 22, 2014
Call Alex - You'll be glad you did!
So glad I chose Alex after having to go back to court again after my divorce was finalized. She is very knowledgeable of the law and was very easy to talk to regarding my concerns. Her staff were always extremely helpful and also well-informed regarding my case. Due to her diligence we were done quickly and with great results. Not to mention her fees are very reasonable. I have recommended her to several people ever since and they have had great results as well.
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Posted by Michael | September 22, 2014
Highly recommend!!!
My experience with being represented by Alexandra has been nothing but exemplorary!! I feel that she represented me to the best of her ability based on the laws/guidelines that are in place regarding a divorce. She was always looking out for my best interest and kept the opposing party from recieving an unfair settlement! She was also very affordable considering the opposing party paid five times more then what my total fees ended up being!
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Posted by Tanya | September 22, 2014
Great child support and custody attorney
I have been using Alex for over 5 years. She was extremely knowledgeable and professional. She came highly recommended by several of my friends as well. Throughout this time she successfully helped me retain full visitation of my children as well as fought hard to see and ensure the defendant paid child support. Not only that her fees were extremely reasonable. She consistently was caring and put me and and family's best interest first.
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Posted by Christine | August 8, 2011
Great lawyer, very conscientious!
Alex did an excellent job with a difficult divorce. I would highly recommend her to people in difficult situations. She was timely with all billing, phone calls, letters and keeping me informed. She was patient and worked hard for my interests.Ch
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very Good
I used Alexandra for a child custody case. She did sell her self well and everything i said i wanted she said she would work for. At the same time she also told me some things that were not realistic. She is hard to get ahold of sometimes and we would often meet right before court i have found out during the process and talking to many others that that is typically how it is. I was able to reach an agreement that i felt comfortable with and have not had to go back to court. she was very supportive and i would highly recommend her. At the same time after reading some of these other reviews people have to be realistic about what they ask for and realize that an attorney with this kind of experience typically knows what the judge will and will not go for and trust their guidance.
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Posted by Robin | January 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Dear Ms. Burkette, I your reply to me, you wrote you were not representing me, or my interests. I was not going to bother replying to you, however, I feel very strongly, if you are representing my child under the age of two, who can’t speak for himself, or the pain he’s enduring, I would think, being his mother, perhaps my interests should’ve been your #1 priority!! A mother knows her child! Hopefully, you have grown to realize such things, for other peoples sake. I will pray for you Ms. Burkette, but I will never forgive you, nor will my son.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2020
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Custody issues
She got me in to an appointment right away and sounded like she really would be helpful in my case. She sounded concerned and talked a good game about all the ways I could do great in court and how easy the case was for her. In our very first appearance in court and she sounded really unprepared. The other lawyer walked all over her. It was so bad and I was embarrassed. Outside of court she she just complained about the other lawyer not doing this the right way or not doing that the right way or was not filing the right papers but none of her complaining mattered because the other lawyer made her look bad in court every single time. She made ME look bad. All my phone calls to her office didn’t get answered and she didn’t call back so I had to call 4 or 5 times over three weeks evwrytime I had to talk to her. Moths and months of going back to court and lots of talk from her but in the end she gave up and told me to settle. I could have done that without going to court at all and just got the same thing in the end without paying a huge bill. Oh yeah- she saves the biggest bill for the end! Surprise!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Attorney for the Children
  • 1996 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Alexandra Burkett
  • 1996 - Present
  • Administrator
  • Ontario County Assigned Counsel Program
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Yates County District Attorney
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Seneca County Public Defenders
  • 1997 - 1999
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  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Suny At Buffalo
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991


  • Attorney Grievance Committee for 7th Judicial District
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Finger Lakes Community College Paralegal Advisory Board
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Committee for the Ontario County Library
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association, House of Delegates
  • Delegate
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • M.A.P. Training for Foster Care Parents
  • Role of the Attorney for Children in Abuse/Neglect Cases
  • 2011
  • Continuing Judicial Education Training
  • Orders of Protection
  • 2002
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Child Advocacy Issues
  • 2000
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Grandparent Rights for Custody
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Alex zealously represents her client, while remaining practical and working with opposing counsel to craft a fair resolution."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have read a few reviews noted in "client" review section and am quite surprised. I have practiced with and against Alex for well over 10 years. I have referred her in excess of 30 clients, all of whom were very pleased. This is a spectacular attorney--she fights hard for her clients, knows the ins and outs of Family and Divorce law and is extremely well respected by peers (and judges) in the legal community. Strongly recommend this attorney."
Divorce and separation

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Canandaigua Divorce and separation Lawyer Alexandra Burkett
Alexandra Burkett
Divorce and separation Attorney
Canandaigua, NY
Licensed for 27 years