Seattle attorneys Liza Burke and Dana Brown discuss the areas of domestic violence, child abuse, protection orders, juvenile defense, criminal defense and education defense.
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CHILD ABUSE DEFENSE

Posted by Liza Burke | Nov 17, 2020 | 0 comments

It's been just about two years since our trial ended and I always think about it a lot this time of year, so I thought I would just send you a quick hello. You're still a hero at our house.:) –ML (Dep)

CPS CLIENT

Posted by Liza Burke | Nov 17, 2020 | 0 comments

I had referred a case involving a CPS investigation to Ms. Brown, which concluded with CPS having no findings/unfounded. Ms. Brown explained the entire process, was very professional, and detail oriented. She was careful and diligent in protecting my rights as a parent. Dealing with Ms. Brown helped me stay calm in what otherwise could have been a potentially scary scenario. I'd gladly recommend Dana without hesitation to parents if they're under investigation by the CPS. – Anonymous

JUVENILE CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Posted by Liza Burke | Nov 17, 2020 | 0 comments

When a neighbor accused my child of vandalism I went to Dana Brown. She helped explain what we could expect if there was a charge and implications if charges were filed. She treated my child with the utmost respect while educating us about the judicial system. I have had peace of mind since Dana started working with us. I sense that Dana understands the juvenile court system very well. She gave us sound and sensible advice and was able to establish a rapport with my child. Dana has called us just to check in even though our case is not

PROTECTION ORDER CLIENT

Posted by Liza Burke | Nov 17, 2020 | 0 comments

I have read everything that has been submitted and you did such a great job organizing all of the info. In fact, I have read it like ten times. It is all put together so well and is completely accurate. Thank you so much for everything you have done for me. I can't express how much it means to me . I thank the powers that be that allowed our paths to cross! You have been amazing and a true ally when I really needed one. – MT (SAPO)

STUDENT DEFENSE

Posted by Liza Burke | Nov 17, 2020 | 0 comments

When our Special Needs son was expelled, then placed into a undefined status, and the information from the school system kept changing with each of our inquiries, we were at our wits end until we found Dana. She helped us manage each aspect of the incident and the ensuing responses from the school district, and tirelessly worked with us to track down information and put together a logical and rational approach to work with the school system while she followed up with outside agencies and entities. The end results were wonderful: our son was placed into a better school, records

JUVENILE CRIMINAL DEFENSE CLIENT

Posted by Liza Burke | Nov 17, 2020 | 0 comments

As I checked “No” for having been adjudicated guilty for a crime on my college applications this evening, I realized I never got to thank you for everything you have done for me. I know that this is your job and you do this for people every day, but I wanted you to know how much I appreciate your work. I hope you're keeping it up and continuing to get kids out of trouble, – LH (Juvenile Case)

CHILD ABUSE DEFENSE

Posted by Liza Burke | Nov 17, 2020 | 0 comments

Dana was readily available on the spot: She was persistent, demanding and professional @ all times: Dealing with CPS, you have to be. And when the case spilled over to both Civil/ Criminal courts, including UI benefits, she assisted with that as well! In the end, the outcome is what matters: Cleared and Unfounded. – Anonymous

STUDENT DEFENSE

Posted by Liza Burke | Nov 17, 2020 | 0 comments

Dana was so great to work with. Dana helped us through a school discipline matter and at the same time defended our son from criminal prosecution. She really listened to our sons’ side of the story, and got to know him. I’ve never met a lawyer with this much compassion. She went over all of our options and gave us the flexibility we needed over how much we would spend on our sons defense. She even gave our son a lecture (like a good friend would) concerning some of his recent behavior and encouraged him to do better so he

CHILD ABUSE DEFENSE

Posted by Liza Burke | Nov 17, 2020 | 0 comments

Dana was such a blessing for us – we were wrongfully accused of child abuse and were humiliated to have to discuss the topic – even with our lawyer. We didn't feel anyone would believe us. But Dana was so empathetic. Right away we felt we could trust her and that she was going to fight for us. She assessed our personality types right away and brought lots of literature (guessing correctly that I'm analytical). She was flexible – willing to meet us at my husbands work if needed. She was cognizant of our desire not to spend loads of

SEXUAL ASSAULT PROTECTION ORDER CLIENT

Posted by Liza Burke | Nov 17, 2020 | 0 comments

I wanted to thank you for all your great help so far. It has been a very challenging period and you have been of great support to me. I do not have words to express how grateful I am to find you as my attorney. You are extremely knowledgeable, understand law in and out and find a best way out for your client – MT (SAPO)

STUDENT DEFENSE

Posted by Liza Burke | Nov 13, 2020 | 0 comments

"Dana was wonderful for us. She helped us navigate the complexities of appealing a discipline decision which is less about law and more about policy. She was clear headed practical and focused at achieving our goal. She kept my wife and I sane and balanced as we went through a nerve wracking process and helped us achieve our goal successfully." – Anonymous

DV DEFENSE

Posted by Liza Burke | Nov 13, 2020 | 0 comments

"A year ago today I met you at your office to prepare for my hearing the next day regarding the Protection Order M filed against me. I was so scared to meet you because I had never had an attorney before, and I was so ashamed that I had been arrested. However, you were calm and encouraging. Although Dana met me the next day for that hearing, you dropped by later and we talked while sitting on the bench outside the court room. I then hired you to defend me in my Criminal Case. I am so grateful to you."

CRIMINAL DEFENSE CLIENT

Posted by Liza Burke | Nov 13, 2020 | 0 comments

"Ms. Brown is by far the best criminal defense attorney! She really listens, her defense tactics are incredible. She is so knowledgeable and always kept me informed. She is very easy to talk to, and really puts your mind at ease. Keep up the good work Dana!" – Anonymous