PRACTICE AREAS
Juvenile Law
Domestic Violence

 

Getting Started

Consultations:

Ms. Burke provides 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.

Ms. Burke offers in person meetings by appointment as the next step in the process.

Client and potential client meetings take place at Ms. Burke's downtown Seattle conference space or as otherwise arranged.

Location of downtown Seattle office for meetings by appointment only:

    1411 4th Avenue, Suite 1405, Seattle, WA 98101

Hiring Liza Burke:

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

Fees:

Liza Burke's 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. Ms. Burke's goal is to tailor fees to fairly capture the level of service and work provided and the value conferred to her 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.

Ms. Burke's fees are generally below other attorneys who are based out of downtown Seattle or working in firm settings.

Reduced Fee Options - Limited Scope Representation

Ms. Burke offers limited scope representation in school discipline matters. This usually means her client proceeds pro se (without counsel) in the hearing or in communications with the school, but that Ms. Burke provides advice, legal research and other specifically designated support roles as agreed upon with my client in advance. Limited scope representation can assist a parent and student in navigating through school discipline proceedings 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.