Lisa Burke is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on complex civil litigation, primarily in employment law. Lisa routinely handles cases involving employment separation, discrimination, retaliation, hostile work environment, and wage and hour violations.

Lisa and Brandon founded Sipherd Burke Law PLLC to fight for employees wrongfully hurt by the reckless decisions of their employers. Lisa appreciates the amount of courage it takes for an employee to stand up for his or her rights. She is honored to represent employees who have the courage to take a stand against illegal and discriminatory behavior.

While most of Lisa's experience has focused on employment litigation, she has similarly worked in the King County Prosecutor's Office, the Washington State Attorney General's Office, and the Washington State Court of Appeals. Whether advocating for clients in the courtroom or drafting a complex appeal, Lisa has seen and done it successfully. As one client aptly put it, "Lisa may not start the fight, but you know she is going to finish it."

Lisa graduated Seattle University School of Law, magna cum laude. Prior to law school, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree at the State University of New York at Albany, with a double major in Political Science and Sociology.  

Outside of work, Lisa enjoys running, travel, and spending time with her husband and their two dogs. They live in Seattle, where Lisa is active in her community.

Awards:

Super Lawyers, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Avvo Clients' Choice, 2014, 2015, 2016

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Publications: 

Employment Discrimination Chapter Contributing Editor, Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual, 2010-2014

Admitted to Practice:

Washington

Memberships:

Washington State Bar Association
King County Bar Association
Washington Employment Lawyers Association
National Employment Lawyers Association