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For more than 36 years, Lee has represented those injured as a result of careless medical care, reckless and negligent driving and defective products. Whether his client suffers soft tissue injury or paralysis, he brings the same dedication and desire to see justice done.

Lee has been handling Vacccine Injury Cases in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims for many years.  Lee started practicing in this area in 1980 when he was involved in the first Swine Flu Vaccine case tried in Federal Court, Pretre v. U.S.


Practice areas


  1. Defective Products: 40%
    36 years, 300 cases
  2. Car Accident: 25%
    36 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    36 years, 150 cases
  4. Employment: 10%
    15 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($200-400/hour), contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Douglas Ferd Welebir

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had the pleasure of working with Lee on several matters: a national consumer class action; two medical device product liability cases; and, a major accident matter with interstate issues and found him to be extremely knowledgeable, competent, prepared and self-less. He is one of the finest lawyers that I have had the pleasure of working with.


    Douglas Welebir Wrongful death Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Al Van Kampen

    I worked with Lee when we were partners about 7-8 years ago. He is top notch in medical malpractice and personal injury cases. When I am asked by my clients who they should talk to for representation in these areas, I refer them to Lee.


    Al Van Kampen Securities and investment fraud Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Burdette Law, PLLC

Fourth & Blanchard Building
2101 4th Avenue, Suite 1830
Seattle,, WA, 98121


MONot authorized to practice-Administrative198001/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 1%The Association of Distinguised Counsel2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
21-year AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Top Lawyers in the Puget Sound RegionSeattle Business Magazine2012
Best Lawyers in America - Medical MalpracticeBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Top Lawyers 2010Seattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)2008
Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale2008
Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2004
Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
AV RatiingMartindale-Hubbell1995
Who's Who Among Students in American UniversitiesSt. Louis University School of Law1980
MagisterPhi Delta Phi1978
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding MemberBurdette Law, PLLC2016 - Present
FounderBurkett & Burdette1991 - 2016
AssociateStanislaw, Ashbaugh, Chism, Jacobson & Riper1988 - 1991
Litigation PartnerPopkin & Stern1985 - 1987
Litigation AssociatePopkin, Stern, Heifetz, Lurie, Sheehan, Reby & Chervitz1981 - 1984
AssociateLondon, Greenberg & Fleming1980 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationMember2016 - Present
United States Court of Federal ClaimsAdmitted to Practice2008 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionMember1988 - Present
Washington Association for JusticeEagle Member1988 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonAdmitted to Practice1988 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice1988 - Present
Supreme Court of the United States of AmericaAdmitted to Practice1984 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of MissouriAdmitted to Practice1980 - Present
Amnesty InternationalMember1972 - Present
American Civil Liberties Union of WashingtonMemberN/A
Sierra ClubN/AN/A
Union of Concerned ScientistsMemberN/A
Friends of the EarthMemberN/A
International Association of LawyersMember2011 - 2013
Illinois State Bar AssociationInactive1981 - 1988
The Missour BarInactive1980 - 1988
American Association for JusticeMember1980 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Flu Vaccine-Brachial Plexus Injury$775,000 settlement with United States
Defamation$50,000 judgment for plaintiff
Marital fraudSettlement favorable to plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)What You Need to Know Before Filing Your First Vaccine Injury Case2010
UnknownWashington Procuring and Preserving Evidence1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Trial Lawyers College-CaliforniaN/AN/A2006
Trial Lawyers College-Colorado RegionalN/AN/A2005
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyLitigationN/A1983
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Oklahoma City UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1970