Getting Started

Consultations

We provide free 30 minute consultations via telephone. A consultation involves talking generally about the legal problem and identifying a general sense of the work involved to achieve the best possible outcome.

We offer in person meetings by appointment as the next step in the process.

Client and potential client meetings take place at our downtown Seattle conference space or as otherwise arranged.

Hiring Burke Brown Attorneys

Representation commences once a written fee agreement is executed and payment arrangements are made.

Fees

Our  fee structures vary by the case. Depending upon the case, fees may be reasonable hourly rates depending upon the anticipate demands and timeline of the case, flat fee all inclusive arrangements or hybrid arrangements. Our goal is to tailor fees to fairly capture the level of service and work provided and the value conferred to our client.

Fees vary because they always depend on the seriousness of the matter at stake, the timing and expediency of the case, the anticipated volume and complexity of work, the desired results and other client expectations.

Ms. Burke was appointed by the 2005 WSBA president to serve on the Washington State Bar Association’s Trust Account Responsibilities and Retainers Task Force which made recommendations regarding the ethical setting and handling of attorney fees and attorneys’ duties to clients related to fees. The work of the task force ultimately resulted in a modification to the Rules of Professional Conduct governing attorneys fees. Ms. Burke is proud of her involvement in this effort and continue to strive provide clients with reasonable fees.

Our fees are generally below other attorneys who are based out of downtown Seattle.

Reduced Fee Options – Limited Scope Representation

We offer limited scope representation in matters that do not involve court action. This usually means our client proceeds pro se (without counsel) in the hearing or in communications, but that we provide advice, legal research and other specifically designated support roles as agreed upon with our client in advance. Limited scope representation can assist a client without breaking the bank. In this way, clients can control fees and savings can be 1/3 or greater than the total fees for comprehensive full scope representation.

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