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Paul C. Burton

Education Attorney at Issaquah, WA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Administrative law
    50%
    Veterans Law Attorney with 19 years as an advocate and 6.5 years as an attorney admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the Veterans Administration.

    27 years

  2. Education
    50%
    Special Education Parent/Student Attorney. Experienced and certified teacher, administrator, superintendent with an MSEd and EDD (ABD) in addition to the JD. 6 years as attorney and 21 years in K-12 as a teacher, principal and superintendent.

Attorney & Counselor at Law

Special Education Law; Veterans Law

Admitted to Practice: U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, U.S. Veterans Administration, Washington State Bar & Washington State Supreme Court.

Judge Pro Tempore, Washington & King County

President, East King County Bar Association (EKCBA) 2015, 2016

Board Member, EKCBA 2010-Present

Board Member, Eastside Legal Assistance Program 2009-2010

Pro Bono Volunteer Attorney at ELAP, CCYJ

Pro Bono Clinic Attorney at ELAP

Certified and Experienced (21 yrs) Teacher, Principal, Superintendent (IL & WA)

Illlinois State Legislature Recognition Resolution 1496 for Superintendent of Schools Achievement

Decorated U.S. Marine Corps Veteran (3 tours in Vietnam) Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star (Division Level), Purple Heart, Presidential Unit CItation, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, Embassy Duty Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 8 Campaign Stars, Vietnamese Unit Citation, Vietnamese Civil Action Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Medal w/ device..

Marine Security Guard Ribbon, U.S. Department of State, 1965-1967

Letter of Commendation, U.S. Treasury Department, 1966

Published Author (Learning Magazine, Illinois Reading Journal, Illinos Education Law Journal, +)

President & Founder Vermilion Valley Reading Council

Bylaws Chair Illinois Reading Council 1980-1981

Public Speaker: Over 50 Professional Presentations

Avid Triathlete (188 completed to date)

Triathlon Age Group All American (3X)

USA Triathlon Long Course National Champion, Age Group 45-49, 1992

Xterra Regional Champion (Age Group 55-59) 2002

USA Triathlon Board of Directors 1996-1997 Elected Vice President 1997

USA Triathlon Category 1 Official (retired)

USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified Coach (retired)

 

 

 

 

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Location

Law Office of Paul C Burton, PLLC
18454 SE 43rd Pl
Issaquah, WA

Reviews

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Posted by Henry | February 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert Attorney on Veterans Affairs
I consulted Mr. Burton on several complicated and involved issues concerning my VA claims and received expert advice on how to deal with the VA in a highly effective manner. Being a US Marine Corps combat veteran himself, he was able to put himself in my shoes and had a complete grasp of the issues immediately and assisted me in obtaining a highly satisfactory resolution to my VA appeal. His guidance was spot on, his advice was professional and I would hire him again. I was also very impressed that he is a judge within the Washington judicial system.
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Posted by Alan | February 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trusted
I hired Mr Burton to write a rather complicated trust for my family. He did so in a professional and timely manner. I chose Mr Burton impart because of his exemplary background in the Marine Corps and I was not disappointed.
Posted by Kathleen | February 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Special Education Attorney
When my disabled son was denied post secondary special education services Paul C Burton took the case pro bono. Following a legal battle with the school district's dishonest attorneys, my son received all of the services he should have received, plus many additional specific items. All of this without charge.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Judge Pro Tempore
  • King County Courts
  • 2012 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • CCYJ
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Veterans Center Seattle
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Case & Clinic Attorney
  • Eastside Legal Assistance Program
  • 2009 - 2016
  • Adjunct Law Professor
  • Center for the Promotion of Learning Abilities
  • 1999 - 2013
  • Research Intelligence Analyst
  • U.S. Department Of Justice
  • 1998 - 1998
  • 711 Student
  • ADR Clinic Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • 1996 - 1997
  • 711 Student
  • Elder Legal Clinic Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Teacher, Principal, Superintendent
  • K-12 Education State of Illinois
  • 1973 - 1994
  • Private (E1) to Sergeant (E5)
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • 1963 - 1969
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Education

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1997
  • University of Illinois
  • Doctor of Education (ABD)
  • 1981
  • Eastern Illinois Univeristy
  • Master of Science in Education
  • 1977
  • Illinois State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Education
  • 1973
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Special Education Case of AA
  • Successful: Settled
  • Due Process Hearing: Case of GG
  • Successful: Settled
  • Special Education C.A.
  • Successful: Accepted by U.S. DOE
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Associations

  • East King County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2015 - Present
  • Eastside Legal Assistance Program
  • Clinic Attorney/Volunteer Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • Eastside Legal Assistance Program
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • USA Triathlon
  • Member Board of Directors
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Sage City Striders
  • President
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Illinois State Reading Council
  • Bylaws Chair
  • 1979 - 1980
  • Vermillion Valley Reading Council
  • President
  • 1977 - 1978
  • Vermillion Valley Reading Council
  • Board of Directors/Founder
  • 1977 - 1981
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Eastside Legal Assistance Program
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Howard B Eisenberg Client Services Award
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • 1997
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Illinois Reading Council
  • 1981
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • International Reading Association
  • 1981
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Vermilion Valley Reading Council
  • 1981
  • Life Membership Award
  • Illinois Parent Teacher Association
  • 1980
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Publications

  • Illinois State University School Law Quarterly
  • For Whom the Statute Tolls: Indecent Liberties with School Children
  • 1998
  • Illinois State University School Law Quarterly
  • Court Lip Syncs to Goss v Lopez
  • 1998
  • Illinois State University School Law Quarterly
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: Reasonable Suspicion?
  • 1998
  • Illinois State University School Law Quarterly
  • Discrimination, Harassment and Intercourse: Putting the X in Sex
  • 1998
  • Illinois State University School Law Quarterly
  • Superintendent Power, Immunity and Workplace Harmony
  • 1998
  • Illinois State University School Law Quarterly
  • Torts Potpourri: Negligence Review, Reference, and Update
  • 1998
  • Illinois State University School Law Quarterly
  • Illinois Tenure: Intent, Standards and Reality
  • 1998
  • Illinois State Unviversity School Law Quarterly
  • Short Briefs: Recent Cases of Interest
  • 1997
  • Illinois State University School Law Quarterly
  • Noncertificated Personnel in District DIssolution
  • 1997
  • Illinois State University School Law Quarterly
  • Rejecting the Lowest Bidder
  • 1997
  • Illinois State University School Law Quarterly
  • The ABCs of Administration
  • 1997
  • Triathlon Today
  • IRONMAN: Men and Women of Mettle
  • 1993
  • School Microcomputer Bulletin
  • Commodore Snafu
  • 1983
  • Learning Magazine
  • Dogs, Rats, Pigeons and Kids
  • 1980
  • Illinois Reading Jouranl
  • Teaching Reading, What's Importaant
  • 1979
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Speaking Engagements

  • Illinois Reading Counci Annual Convention
  • K-12 Reading Instruction
  • 1983
  • International Reading Association Annual Convention
  • K-12 Reading Instruction
  • 1981
  • Illinois Reading Council Annual Convention
  • K-12 Reading Instruction
  • 1981

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (14)
Endorse Paul
Administrative law Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Mr. Burton through LAMP (Legal Assistance to Military Personnel). He's dedicated, reliable, and very intelligent. It is my pleasure to offer my wholehearted endorsement."
Military law Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Few lawyers are fitter than Paul, as a former National Triathlon Champion, you can be rest assured that he possesses the creativity, dedication and discipline to get things done, and the practical know-how that only great lawyers and humans like Paul, possess. S/F"
Education Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul is an outstanding attorney. He is very knowledgeable about special education (as well as many other areas such as VA law). When I was new to the community, I reached out to Paul and he has been very gracious to me. He has been a wonderful source of knowledge on a wide range of topics. Highly recommend Paul for his experience, wisdom, and passion for helping others!"
Issaquah Education Lawyer Paul C. Burton
Paul C. Burton
Education Attorney
Issaquah, WA
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation