I work to get my clients out of the criminal justice system. A percentage of my practice is devoted to special assault and abuse cases. I also enjoy representing juveniles and young adults in educational, juvenile court and criminal court cases.
As a female advocate standing by a male client's side, I balance out gender bias and stereotypes. I bring none of that to the table myself and I identify and confront those issues if/when they are factor against my client. My female clients benefit from the fact that I can understand their perspective and experience.
I am also a parent and fully understand the impact a pending criminal charge can have on a family whether the charge is against a parent or the charge is against the child. The whole family is affected.
After over 20 years of exclusively criminal defense and related proceedings, I can identify and develop strong defenses in cases involving false accusations, retaliatory complaints, misuse of the legal system. In cases where the allegation may be true, my clients can trust that I offer no judgment, I understand that sometimes things just go wrong and people make mistakes. My job is then to develop mitigation and seek avenues for leniency and best outcomes.
There are many reasons why someone can find themselves accused of wrongdoing. Regardless of those reasons, my goals are always the same - dismissal, reduction and avoiding the loss of job, house, family,education, liberty or good name.
I commit to getting this done expeditiously, with strong leadership and sensitivity. I make myself available to my clients when they need me. I use the respect I have earned from the court, prosecutors and other lawyers to my clients benefit. I treat my clients as I would treat a family member or friend in trouble. I am care about the professional service I provide and the positive changes I make to legal problems. I am 100% confident that I can improve my client's situation significantly.
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I had the pleasure of being opposing counsel against Liza on a complex case involving allegations of child abuse. Liza is well prepared, extremely intelligent, and a worthy and tenacious adversary in the courtroom. Liza fights hard for her clients and gets excellent results. Liza is courteous, professional, and charismatic. I truly enjoyed working with Liza. I would not hesitate to refer anyone needing a highly skilled trial attorney to Liza Burke.
Martin Hodges Car accident Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Liza is a wonderful attorney who I have worked with as co-counsel as well as opposing counsel. She is diligent, competent, and goes above and beyond for her clients. As opposing counsel she is professional while still being a zealous advocate for her clients. I highly recommend Liza and hope to continue working with her.
Erica Santos Child custody Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law and Politics||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law and Politics||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law and Politics Magazine||2007|
|Attorney||Burke Brown Attorneys PLLC||2011 - Present|
|Attorney||Liza Burke Law PLLC||2010 - Present|
|Attorney||Cohen & Iaria||2001 - 2009|
|Attorney||Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons||1994 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association||Governor District 7E, Board of Governors||2005 - 2008|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2001 - 2010|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||2001 - 2010|
|Washington Defender Association||Member||1994 - 2010|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1993 - 2011|
|In re the Welfare of EK||Trial resulted in dismissal of the petition and immediate return of the child to his parents|
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|University of Washington School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|University of Arizona||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Getting Started in Criminal Defense||DV for Beginners||2012|
|Washington State Bar Association - Swearing In||Keynote Speaker||2007|
|When Your Cases Are Your Causes||Professionalism||2006|
|Successful Outcomes in Criminal Defense||Criminal Law||2006|
|Nuts and Bolts of Criminal Law||Criminal Law||2005|
|Youth Involvement Conference||Juvenile Law||2004|
|Technology in the Courtroom||Litigation||2004|
|Nuts and Bolts of Criminal Law||Criminal Law||2004|
|Nuts and Bolts of Criminal Law||Criminal Law||2003|
|Nuts and Bolts of Criminal Law||Criminal Law||2002|
|Children's Records Law||Juvenile Law||2002|