5.0 stars 44 totalReview Liza Burke
Posted by Peter
Liza was a pleasure to work with respect to several domestic violence cases. She was thorough, professional, and competent. She answered my questions in a very timely manner, and was even responsive to me when she was out of the office. I had nothing but quality interactions with Liza, and would recommend her highly.
Posted by Sri
So my neighbors called the police and reported me for a domestic dispute, even after my wife told the police everything was a misunderstanding, the police still arrested me. After my wife bailed me out, the first call we made was to Ms Liza Burke. From the beginning, Ms Burke was extremely thorough, going through each and every alleged fact that the police reported. She was knowledgeable about the prosecution even though she doesn't normally work in Pierce County. When I say knowledgeable, I think she may be psychic, she knew what the prosecutor would ask for before we proceeded, and when we moved forward, she correctly knew what the result would be. She knew how long the process would take as well as the supposed strategy of the prosecution. She knew the best way forward to achieve the results we both wanted. Ms Burke advocated for my family and I at every turn, whether it be to the prosecutor, the judge or to the domestic violence assessor. She is very careful to never show her hand to the prosecutor until the last minute (when the prosecutor has no other options) at which point the prosecutor had no other option but to accept the terms Ms. Burke offered...in full....In short Ms. Burke is worth much more than the money she charges, I hope to never be in court again, but if the day does come, I want MS Burke in my corner advocating for me!
Posted by anonymous
I reached out to several attorneys, all highly rated on Avvo, because of an anti-harassment order filed against me. It was messy because I already had an existing AHO protecting me, plus two no contact orders since the woman I was protected from was being criminally charged for violating the AHO (the petition against me was clearly retaliatory). Liza was the only attorney who saw the entirety of the situation-- not only to get rid of the AHO petition against me, but to strengthen my protection from this woman in both civil and criminal courts. She laid out options for the extent of her involvement whereas other attorneys only focused on eliminating the AHO petition against me, or worse, just told me their retainer fee. The entire case was an emotional rollercoaster for me, but Liza was always on top of EVERYTHING (the cases themselves, communication, what needed to be done and when, paid attention to every single detail, etc), kept things in perspective, and really did a lot to ground me and help me not feel as hopeless and further victimized. I truly, truly felt like she was my advocate, in every sense of the word. She is empathetic, passionate, capable and confident. Additionally, she has lots of experience in the courts here, which was very insightful. I think things would've gone differently if I didn't have Liza-- I am very, very happy with this outcome!
Posted by anonymous
When a family is undergoing a serious lawsuit, there can be so much unexpected stress, fear, and anxiety experienced for an extended period of time. It's hard to know how to weigh everything appropriately, and where to put your focus and energy. You have to hope that you have the finest counsel available to you, someone who will do all that they can as though the client they are representing is as dear to them as to you. In being represented by Liza Burke, our family had, not only the highest level of skill and integrity working day after day for us, but a woman of such sincere compassion and understanding that she was able to help our family cope and bond with one another for the very best outcome possible. What could have been devastating for us, strengthened us with her steady counsel and depth of experience. She commanded respect from everyone in the court process and from the full spectrum of colleagues and professionals we engaged with. We've never had to place our trust so fully in someone, and we couldn't be more grateful that we made the decision to do that with Ms. Burke.
Posted by Tea
Liza is compassionate, trustworthy, and highly professional. I interviewed multiple people before her and I knew after few minutes of my conversation with her on the phone that I was going to trust her to represent my son. She made herself available anytime I had questions, never feeling rushed in the process and she was there every step of the way. She was able to get results that she promised and kept us informed through out the process. She is a great advocate for her clients. I am grateful for her strong representation during a very vulnerable time.
Posted by anonymous
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.
Posted by Craig
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.
Posted by anonymous
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!
Posted by anonymous
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.
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.