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Kelly D. Burdette

Car accident Attorney at North Bend, WA

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2011
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About Kelly

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    While studying to become a lawyer under the Washington State Bar Association Rule 6 Program, I worked full-time as a paralegal and have worked on many auto collisions, motorcycle collisions, and pedestrian/sidewalk cases.

  2. Personal injury

  3. Employment and labor
    Now that I am a member of the Bar, David Burkett, a partner at my firm, has asked me to assist him in this area of law, which he has been practicing for quite sometime. We just recently settled one case, which I was able to be of assistance.

  4. Medical malpractice
    Again, while studying to become a lawyer under the Washington State Bar Association Rule 6 Program, I have worked on many medical malpractice cases, two of which went to trial and I attended and assisted throughout the entire process. I have also assisted Lee Burdette, a partner at my firm, with vaccine cases under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. These cases involve learning and understanding medicine as well.

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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Burdette Law, PLLC
249 Main Avenue South, Suite 107 #333
North Bend, WA, 98045


5.0 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
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Posted by Penny | March 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
SIRVA case
I had a shoulder injury due to a flu shot, and Kelly handled all the details from start to finish. Kelly was precise and articulate all the way through the case. She showed concern and understood my worries with the injury. Very professional and smart. I am glad I had her in my corner.
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Vaccine Injury
There are no words to describe how great an experience I had with Kelly. She helped me get a settlement for my SIRVA case and went way above and beyond her duties when I thought we would not reach a settlement. I would never recommend anyone else for a Vaccine case!
Posted by Sue | July 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
I had an injury due to a flu shot. While I eventually did recover, I had lost work time as well as over $600 of physical therapy co-pays that I was responsible for. I had read that there is a way to get compensated by the government for losses such as these and I was referred to the Burdettes. Over the course of almost 2 years Kelly kept in touch with me, got the documentation she needed, and amazingly enough, I actually got a settlement from the government. I had not even known such a service existed. I am very grateful to Kelly for all that she did and will use her again if I need legal services.
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Posted by Jim | May 5, 2017
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Focused and efficient
Kelly Burdette was very helpful throughout my SIRVA claim. She explained the process thoroughly and was very specific about what information was needed and how I should complete the forms and applications required. She clarified the negotiation of settlement and I am satisfied with the result.
Posted by Brittany | March 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Kelly helped me file a case with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation program. I had received my yearly flu shot in December 2015 and was quickly diagnosed with SIRVA. I, of course, had a lot of questions and Kelly always responded to all of my emails and calls in a timely fashion. Kelly was very good at explaining what was going to happen and what the process entails so that I knew what to expect at all times. It is March of 2017 and we have accepted the settlement, which I am very pleased with. Fast and efficient service! I liked her so much that I refer people to her who don’t even need a lawyer in what she specializes in!
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Posted by Garth | January 24, 2017
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Vaccine injury claim
I had a disabling reaction to a common vaccine, which, by law, can only be addressed through the federal court of claims. The law limits payments to lawyers in such cases but despite this Kelly Burette applied herself with dedication and creativity, finding paths through the process even when serious obstacles were put in our way. She communicated well with parties on both sides as well as expert witnesses. Her efforts kept me well informed and led to a settlement acceptable to all parties. I would highly recommend her and her firm.
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Posted by Amy | April 6, 2016
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Kelly recently helped me file a case with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation program. She was very thorough and easy to talk to. She made the process easy by explaining each step and answered all my questions quickly and accurately. I would highly recommend Kelly and her firm for excellent service in regard to a vaccine injury claim.
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Posted by Laura | May 1, 2015
Personable and diligent
Kelly was personable and diligent in recovering my losses from two different insurance agencies following my motorcycle accident. I felt I truly had someone in my court fighting the fight for me which allowed me time to recover. Thanks Kelly
Posted by scott | June 27, 2014
Endorsing Ms Kelly Burdette for quality solicitor services.
Ms Burdette acted in a consistant professional manner through out our dealings with various insurance companies involved in my motor vehical accident claim. She kept me informed as to progress, deadlines and negotiations. When there was a question not immediately answered, she would find that answer and report back to me. I was pleased with her service and would recommend her in the future. I would also recommend Mr Lee Burdette .
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2014
All around great lawyer.
I have worked with Kelly for just shy of a year, she has been very professional the entire time we worked together. She is very assertive and keeps you informed every step of the way. If there was a question she did not have the answer to she was very good at giving me the accurate information she did have and then kindly let me know she would get back to me on whatever she may have been unclear of. This was important to me because she was not giving me incorrect information. It was very admirable that she was able to be completely honest. I did not have the pleasure of meeting Kelly before my case was settled however she ability to conduct business over the phone and when was convenient to me which made my life easier. She was always available after regular business hours to get information to me after my work day if it was necessary. Somehow I still was able to get to know her without ever meeting her first. I feel she represented me to her fullest and did a great job doing so. I enjoyed her fiery spirit throughout the process and you can tell she is very passionate about her job and her clients wants/needs. I would hire her again and refer her to anyone who may be in need of her specialties.
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Posted by DZS | January 24, 2014
Best attorney I've ever dealt that brings outstanding results!
I was involved in a car accident where the at fault driver attempted to blame the accident on me after they ran a red light. Long story short: Police report regarding the accident was not in my favor, my car was totaled and I was getting nowhere with my insurance. I ended up contacting a few lawyers for some advice hoping to resolve this case with minimal expectations I had in mind ( Car repair / medical expenses to be paid for / getting the accident facts straightened out with my insurance company ). From the moment I spoke with Kelly and her partners at her law firm, I knew I could trust them to handle this case with ease. Within our first discussion regarding the details of the accident, they were able to understand my side of the story as well as well as pull up all the discrepancies from the police report. They were able to use the above information to pick apart the opposing drivers statement and to show that they were clearly at fault in this accident. The result: Not only were all my medical bills paid for and my car taken care of, Kelly was able to settle this case for full policy limits against the opposing drivers insurer. She did an outstanding job from start, all the way to the end. She was well prepared, worked hard all the way to the end was prepared to take this to trial if needed. She was able to settle without having to go to trial with the results that were above and beyond my expectations. Throughout the process she kept me informed with important information about the case and positive news. Outstanding results from an outstanding lawyer!
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Posted by William | January 22, 2014
Auto Personal Injury Review
Kelly was the lead plaintiff's attorney on my case. It involved a rear-end collision with my vehicle. I incurred a spinal injury to a preexisting condition that morphed into severe pain and difficulty walking. I eventually had to take an indefinite disability leave from my part-time professional pilot employment, early retirement from my professionally-accredited full-time management position and extensive spinal surgery. Kelly was successful in securing the best available outcome with policy limits settlements from the defendant's auto policy and my UIM policy. This was directly attributable to her strategic plan of attack, knowledge of the law and previous professional interactions with key insurance attorneys.
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Posted by Wes | January 3, 2013
Outstanding Lawyer
I would recomend Kelly to anyone. She is a great lawyer that realy knows her stuff. She absolutely works hard for you and will do what it takes to get you the best results. 5 stars for wonderfull lawyer!!!
Posted by Deborah | January 3, 2013
Professional and pleasant at every step!
Entering into a relationship with an attorney typically means that you're in need of professional intervention. Relinquishing control was my biggest fear. I wanted to be involved throughout the entire process. Kelly made every effort to keep me up to date. Kelly is professional and pleasant; not to mention her vast knowledge of the law specific to my needs. I highly recommend that you take the time to visit with her if you are in need of an attorney.
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Posted by Amy | February 7, 2012
Really great representation
Kelly was on top of our case and got us a fair deal. We were so pleased that she represented us and was through and knowledgable.
Posted by Linda | February 6, 2012
Hard- working, communicative, results-getting lawyer
I would recommend Ms. Hooper to friends and family. She responded quickly to all my questions and concerns, thoroughly researched for my case and worked diligently for the best possible outcome.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Burkett & Burdette
  • 2011 - Present
  • Paralegal and Law Clerk
  • Burkett & Burdette
  • 2004 - 2011


  • Bob Dawson Trial Workshop
  • 2014
  • Washington State Bar Association Rule 6 Clerkship Program
  • Allowed me to sit for the Bar Exam
  • 2011
  • University of Washington
  • Paralegal Certificate
  • 2004
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001
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  • Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley
  • Member, Co-Chair SipFest
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Chair of The Seattle Round Table
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Development Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Labor and Employment Law Section-WSBA
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Co-Chair-Seattle Roundtable
  • 2014 - Present
  • Sierra Club
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington Athletic Club
  • NW Discovery Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division
  • 2012 - Present
  • USA Triaathlon
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Public Affairs Committee
  • 2006 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Family Law Mentorship Program
  • 2012 - 2014
  • King County Bar Association
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • New Member Committee
  • 2009 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018


  • Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)
  • What You Need to Know Before Filing Your First Vaccine Injury Case
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (5)
Endorse Kelly
General practice Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Personal injury
Personal injury
Car accident

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North Bend Car accident Lawyer Kelly D. Burdette
Kelly D. Burdette
Car accident Attorney
North Bend, WA
Licensed for 12 years
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