Burgess Bradshaw joined Carey & Lillevik after graduating from Penn State University’s law school. Burgess passionately advocates for youth, family members, and individuals who face charges of misconduct. Whether mentoring high school students or interning for The American Academy of Pediatrics, Burgess is dedicated to serving the interests of young people and families.
During law school, Burgess worked as a:
- Managing editor for The Journal of American Arbitration.
- Research assistant for a law professor.
- Representative for clients in the Family Law Clinic.
- Intern for Cook County Office of Public Guardian, Juvenile Division, in Chicago, Illinois, and for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Federal Affairs Office in Washington, DC.
Currently, Burgess serves the public as:
- An attorney mentor with Bellevue Youth Court.
- A governing board member for Street Youth Legal Advocates of Washington (SYLAW).
- A member of QLaw’s Judicial Evaluation Committee.
QLaw Judicial Evaluation Committee
March 2010 – present
Judicial Evaluation Committee Member
Bellevue Youth Court
September 2008 – present
Attorney Mentor for High School Students
Street Youth Legal Advocates of Washington (SYLAW)
January 2009 – present
Governing Board Member
October 2006 – September 2008
Drop-in Center Volunteer
Recreational Co-Coordinator with YMCA
Awards and Honors
D. Arthur Magaziner Human Services Award
Woolsack Honor Society
Cherie M. Millage Summer Fellowship Recipient
“LGBT Parents – Where Do Their Child Custody Disputes Belong?” 5(2) The Journal of American Arbitration 405 (2006).
“Campbell v. General Dynamics Government Systems Corp.: The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts Rules that Employer’s Email Message Was Insufficient to Waive Employee’s Right to Federal Jury Trial,” 3(2) The Journal of American Arbitration 319 (2004).
CAREY & LILLEVIK, PLLC
August 2009 Present
PROFESSOR CARLOS A. BALL
August 2004 – May 2006
FAMILY LAW CLINIC
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
January 2005 – January 2006
Certified Legal Intern
COOK COUNTY OFFICE OF PUBLIC GUARDIAN, JUVENILE DIVISION
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL
THE HONORABLE R. TERRENCE NEY
Circuit Court of Virginia
THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, FEDERAL AFFAIRS OFFICE
THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DICKINSON SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 2006
- CALI Award for Civil Liberties Litigation
- Certified Miller Center Public Interest Advocate
- Managing Editor of The Journal of American Arbitration
- Appellate Moot Court Board
- Fellowship Committee Chair for the Public Interest Law Fund
Washington State Bar Association
King County Bar Association
Washington Defender Association
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Washington Women Lawyers
Suquamish Tribal Court