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Lisa Anne Burke

Employment and labor Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   32 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
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About Lisa

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Lisa Burke is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on complex civil litigation, primarily in employment law. Lisa routinely handles cases involving employment separation, discrimination, retaliation, hostile work environment, and wage and hour violations.

Location

MBE Law Group PLLC
1700 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2100
Seattle, WA, 98101

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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lisa is extremely professional and competent
I would recommend hiring Lisa Burke. She is very professional and knowledgeable. I was handling a very bad situation and I hired her to review an agreement. She gave me a really good understanding of the agreement. She also went above and beyond in helping me handling that situation and making the right decision. I could not be any more thankful.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You NEED Lisa!
I never imagined that one day I’d need to dispute a wrongful termination/retaliation case, but when that nightmare became a reality, I’m so thankful I found Lisa Burke and MBE Law Group! From the moment I connected with Lisa, she made me feel heard, seen, and validated. And throughout the process she took her time answering my questions, assuaging my concerns, and presenting all options for me to make an informed decision every step of the way. If you ever need a lawyer to fight on your behalf, there’s no doubt that you’ll want Lisa in your corner.
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Posted by Christina | January 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best employment attorney
Lisa was my attorney and advocate for months as she navigated my hostility / discrimination/ retaliation case. Her empathy, professionalism, and pure knowledge of the law is next level. She gave me confidence when I felt alone. And she guided me into what was best for me. I’ve never met an attorney like Lisa and I would give her the highest recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal Expertise for all Types of Employment Issues
Here is the short of it: Lisa is an amazing human being that also happens to be an outstanding attorney. First, she knows the law inside out. She is a gifted writer. She meticulously and proactively works through every step of litigation. She is 100% collaborative and brings years of experience to help guide decision-making. She never misses a deadline and returns every phone call in a timely manner. She is 100% vested in getting her clients the outcome they feel is fair. I can attest she did this for me! Here's my story: I received a promotion employment offer which I hired Lisa to help me negotiate. I expected to work with Lisa for about a week and it turned into an 18-month claim filed with the county court system. The situation with my employer became ugly when they used their significant resources to hire the most prestigious law firm in the Puget Sound to fight the case. Fortunately, Lisa is equally competent and regularly goes against these "Big Name" attorneys that are hired by corporate defendants. She diligently followed the legal process to collect all the facts necessary to support my case and the law. This may seem easy and I assure you it is NOT. To get the facts Lisa had to use her expertise and experience to ensure that she was not out-maneuvered by the opponent's curveballs and tricks; they never seemed to end! Through this battle, Lisa was professional with opposing counsel. As her client, she kept me in the loop, educated me on the legal process, advised me of potential outcomes, and kept a positive and encouraging outlook. It took 18 months, partially due to a 4 month COVID delay, AND I could not be happier with my outcome!!! This employment consultation unexpectedly turned into a major life experience. I am grateful to have shared it with Lisa. She believed in me <3
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
I hired Lisa to review a separation agreement with my employer. She was very knowledgeable about the law, detailed in her review of my documents, broke things down in simple terms, and provided outstanding advice that ensured I got the best possible separation negotiated. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is AMAZING!
I have never been in a situation where I needed a lawyer, I really dreaded this process but Lisa made everything so easy, she showed that she CARES and I 1000% TRUST her. Lisa did not pressure me into anything, always gave me options and was very honest with everything. Lisa actually wants to help people, it’s not easy to find a lawyer who is so genuine in the way they want to help you. I’m so lucky I found her and I am keeping her contact for the future. I would highly recommend Lisa to anyone - she is amazing!
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made things SO easy!!
I was expecting everything about my situation to be stressful, on going, emotional and exhausting. My experience was the exact opposite and that is SOLELY because of Lisa Burke!! She made things SO easy and stress free. Most of all, I TRUST her!! She had my best interest in mind and was so patient and kind. I can not refer her enough. She is nothing short of exceptional!
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cares about her clients AND the results
Hiring Lisa was the best decision I made when exploring my legal options for a work-related issue. I can confirm that Lisa knows the legal system like the back of her hand. While these types of situations can be nerve-racking and anxiety-inducing, Lisa is the calm, steady voice that makes you feel like you're not alone. She helped me understand everything and was empathetic but straightforward, explaining all the legal jargon and the options I had. You can tell that she wants you to succeed. Ultimately, Lisa got me the results I wanted through calculated decisions and was there from start to finish.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extraordinary, Fierce, and Passionate Attorney
Lisa is absolutely amazing. She is one of the most intelligent and articulate people I've worked with from any field. Lisa listened carefully to my story and explained the options for legal action. In the end, I settled with my former employer via a severance package rather than pursuing a lawsuit. Working with Lisa behind the scenes, I negotiated a 600+% increase in the initial offer from my company. Lisa spent at least 10 hours working with me and advising me, and did not charge me a dime. My conversations with Lisa spread over several months due to the complexity and changes of the case. Even after not speaking for months, Lisa remembered the many details of my story. Lisa advised me promptly, over weekends, and until the day she went into labor! I finished the process working with one of her partners, who charged a reasonable flat-fee for reviewing the final documents. For me, pursuing my case and working with Lisa was about so much more than money -- it was about fighting for justice and the validity of my experience. And, throughout the entire process it was clear to me that Lisa CARED. When you are experiencing retaliation and hostility in your workplace, things can become very dark and confusing. Lisa validated my experience and confirmed that the company was acting illegally. Lisa cut through the confusion, found the facts, explained my rights, and helped me stand taller throughout the process. Lisa is an excellent person and attorney, and she's fierce and passionate about justice. I cannot recommend her enough.
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An Outstanding Attorney & An Even Better Person
I found Lisa Burke from reading reviews here at AVVO. Lisa’s reviews stood out to me because the people leaving the reviews were above and beyond pleased with not only Lisa’s Legal skills but also the great person she was. I decided based on these great AVVO reviews to give Lisa a call. I needed an attorney to represent me in a matter against a former employer. I emailed Lisa with some details of my situation. Shortly thereafter I received a phone call from Lisa. She was warm and very professional. It became clear immediately that I was talking to a person with excellent intelligence. She quickly grasped my complex situation and asked the exactly right questions to clarify her understanding of my complex situation. She spoke with me at no charge for almost an hour. Then I emailed Lisa all my documents for her review. Lisa did not charge me anything for this review. A few days later Lisa finished her review of my documentation and scheduled a phone call. On that Phone call I received good and bad news. Lisa told me that after her extensive review of my documents she believed I had an excellent case and she wanted to pursue it. Unfortunately her and the firm discovered there was a conflict of interest that exists so even though they wanted to represent they could not because of this existing condition. I fully understand their position, as every organization has to screen for potential conflicts of interest before they can enter into a contract with a new client. Lisa then kindly informed me of her viewpoints of my case and gave me some advice. By this time Lisa must have spent at least 10 hours on reviewing my case. Still after all this time reviewing and then nearly 2 hours of phone calls Lisa never asked me to pay anything. This is so generous and especially appreciated when you are un-employed. Now if Lisa had just said goodbye at this point I would have been beyond pleased with my experience with her. But what she did next was un-believable. She gave me the names of two other excellent firms - those that only professionals in an industry would know of. She said to contact these two firms and I could let them know that Lisa referred me. Then Lisa informed me that many times attorneys turn down cases not because they don’t think the case is valid nor because they do not want to represent the client, she said that attorneys many times turn down a case because they do not have the time in their schedule to take on another case. Lisa told me that if this is the case with these two firms she recommends then contacting her and she will provide me with other good firms to contact. Wow! Finally if you find yourself in my situation needing an attorney to represent you in an employment matter, you will notice that your self-esteem is pretty far down from its all time highs. At all times Lisa treated me with respect, made me feel valued and even thanked me for doing what she felt was the right thing that I did in my employment situation. For me Lisa far exceeded these already outstanding reviews of her in AVVO. If you find yourself in an unfortunate situation where you need an employment attorney then please contact Lisa Burke. It will be the best decision you will have made in a long time.
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding and Compassionate Attorney
Lisa represented me in a complex employment case. I was deeply wronged by my prior employer. She fought hard for my best interests and was a great communicator throughout the process. She walked me through all of my legal options, was patient and always very compassionate as I was going through a difficult personal time. In the past, I’ve had a negative association with attorneys. Lisa has single handedly changed this through her zealous and persistent advocacy on my behalf. I highly recommended Lisa!
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Posted by Dave | July 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and Passionate Lawyer - The Best we ever met
If you are looking for a very smart, passionate and caring lawyer, then give Lisa a call. My wife was involved in some dubious and scandalous PIP [AKA - Performance improvement plan]. I call it performance indictment plan. We reached out to Lisa and she gave us continuous guidance, support, and advice until the company withdrew the plan and apologized to my wife. She responds to our messages, emails promptly even while on vacation. We were ready to move on, but through informed guidance, my wife still has her job. Lisa is NOT the typical money-hungry employment lawyer. She sincerely cares about her clients and understands the emotional torture such clients go through. I have also recommended my daughter to her with the same positive result. If you have to need to talk to a previous client, get my info from Lisa and I will be happy to talk to you. Thank you a million times Lisa. May the Lord bless you and your business very richly.
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and fast
I contacted Lisa when I needed help with negotiating my severance package. I had no idea what the company owed me, how much I should ask for, what were the laws about lay offs in the state, etc. etc. She reviewed my case in one day, then provided paragraph by paragraph explanation of what was in the separation agreement. She also helped me to draft a letter to the company asking to change some of the paragraphs and to bargain for more. During my conversation with ex-employer I was shooting her quick messages and was getting very fast replies. The fee for the service was very reasonable (and flat!), and what I got as a severance as a result of this consultation more than covered all my expenses.
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I'm glad she was on my side
Lisa was great from the start! She helped me to navigate the legal waters and believed me and in me from the start. She was always reachable and so organized and proactive. I will be forever greatful....
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
I recently spoke to Lisa regarding my loss of employment and my concern that it was an unlawful termination as well as my belief that my future employment opportunities were being damaged by my former employers. Lisa was incredibly nice during our consultation. She listened attentively, asked me probative questions and empathized with me about my situation. She was genuinely concerned about my case and provided me with sound advice on what steps to take to move forward. Although I may not have a claim that is likely to be filed, she was still incredibly helpful in sorting through my options and was willing to take the time to listen to all of the facts of my case to help me in any way she could.
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Posted by Jared | November 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorney
Lisa has provided outstanding employment representation during a time when I was in need of a fierce advocate. She is professional, very knowledgeable, and pleasant to deal with. Most of the attorneys I contacted wouldn't even return my calls. Lisa clearly went through my options, rights, and after deciding on a course of action, passionately fought on my behalf. I'm very pleased with my results and I would strongly recommend Lisa to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
Lisa was very helpful and understood my situation right away.
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lisa is amazing!! I highly recommend her services!! She works hard to get you what you deserve....
The first time I spoke with Lisa about my case she was extremely understanding, very personable and professional. I felt very comforted and trusting of her right away. I hired her and she worked hard and continued to the whole time. She was dedicated and kept me informed every step of the way about what was going on. She advised me according to what she thought was best for me and my situation and not just about her making money. She's a real person and wants to help people who have been wronged get some sense of closure and justice. I truly appreciate her and would recommend her to friends and family.
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Posted by Gina | December 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind, Correct in action, positive results
Hello, Choosing to work with a lawyer regarding a challenging matter can be a anxiety producing endeavor. Ms. Burke was quick to determine correct action which resulted in a positive outcome on many levels. She took time to make sure I understood the all the processes, challenges, best case and worst case scenarios. I very much appreciated working with her and would recommend her services going forward.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible Experience
Lisa provided the utmost care and expertise when it came to handling my employment case. I was notified promptly of all developments throughout the legal process and was given superb advice while handling an emotionally difficult situation. I cannot imagine going through this charged process with a better or more qualified professional. If you need someone to advocate for you in an employment dispute Lisa is simply the best and I was lucky to have her in my corner.
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Cost

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  • Hourly Rates $ 425-500 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • MBE Law Group PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Sipherd Burke Law PLLC
  • 2015 - 2018

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Associations

  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Washington Lawyers Practice Manual
  • Employment Discrimination Chapter Contributing Editor
  • 2014
  • Washington Lawyers Practice Manual
  • Employment Discrimination Chapter Contributing Editor
  • 2013
  • Washington Lawyers Practice Manual
  • Employment Discrimination Chapter Contributing Editor
  • 2012
  • Washington Lawyers Practice Manual
  • Employment Discrimination Chapter Contributing Editor
  • 2011
  • Washington Lawyers Practice Manual
  • Employment Discrimination Chapter Contributing Editor
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is an outstanding employment attorney, dedicated to her clients and achieving positive outcomes. I am confident that any client I send her way will be impressed with her thorough, determined and skillful practice. I am happy to endorse her."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa Burke is on her way to being one of the top employment law attorneys in this State. She is a rising star in this community, regarded by her colleagues as honest and professional. I know that any client I send her way will have a passionate, caring, thorough, communicative, dedicated, and incredibly smart attorney. I gladly endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lisa is a fantastic attorney and an even better person. Smart and dedicated, she always goes to the wall for her clients. I can't recommend her highly enough."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Burke utilizes her extensive knowledge of employment law to obtain the best results for her clients. I would not hesitated to recommend Ms. Burke."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the privilege of witnessing Lisa work with dedication, commitment and incredible integrity. I know that her clients will receive excellent attorney care. Lisa is a role model for the profession and I will refer clients to her without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is an excellent attorney. She knows the law and works very hard to represent her clients, as proven by the amazing outcomes she continuously achieves. I gladly endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've worked with Lisa and she is a consummate professional. She is passionate about her clients and uses her knowledge of the law to get results. I would not hesitate to hire Lisa on any employment matter."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa a bright and talented lawyer. She is an experienced employment law litigator who aggressively and skillfully advocates for her clients. I am continually impressed with Lisa's abilities and regularly refer employment matters to her. Without hesitation, I can say that Lisa is one of the best and most effective attorneys I know."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lisa is an extremely skilled attorney who constantly advocates for her clients. She is very knowledgeable in all areas of employment law and is a determined litigator. Lisa obtains the results that her clients deserve. I would happily recommend her to clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is smart, had working and dedicated to getting the right result for her clients. I do not hesitate to send referrals in her direction."
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