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Maxwell C. Burke

Attorney

Max Burke is member of the Land Use practice group. He advises clients on a wide range of land use and environmental matters, including land use entitlements, local code analysis, and review of environmental compliance documents. Max uses his knowledge of local codes and governments to guide clients through a project’s lifecycle, from inception to entitlement. Should the need arise, Max also has the litigation background and skills to resolve land use disputes in his clients’ favor. Max enjoys diving into complicated projects and efficiently grasps the full scope of the issue at hand while quickly becoming well-versed in the subject matter. He values providing transparent and practical solutions to his clients, laying out the benefits and limitations of each option.

Max attended the University of Washington for both undergraduate and law school, where he developed his passion for the Pacific Northwest. He is interested in helping shape the region through development, specifically transit-oriented development. This passion extends to the community he serves, and he volunteers his time to KCBA Volunteer Legal Services and Neighborhood Clinics.

Introduction

Max Burke is member of the Land Use practice group. He advises clients on a wide range of land use and environmental matters, including land use entitlements, local code analysis, and review of environmental compliance documents. Max uses his knowledge of local codes and governments to guide clients through a project’s lifecycle, from inception to entitlement. Should the need arise, Max also has the litigation background and skills to resolve land use disputes in his clients’ favor. Max enjoys diving into complicated projects and efficiently grasps the full scope of the issue at hand while quickly becoming well-versed in the subject matter. He values providing transparent and practical solutions to his clients, laying out the benefits and limitations of each option.

Max attended the University of Washington for both undergraduate and law school, where he developed his passion for the Pacific Northwest. He is interested in helping shape the region through development, specifically transit-oriented development. This passion extends to the community he serves, and he volunteers his time to KCBA Volunteer Legal Services and Neighborhood Clinics.

Education

  • University of Washington (B.A., Political Science, 2011)
  • University of Washington School of Law (J.D., with Honors, 2015)
    • Washington Journal of Law, Technology and Art – Articles Editor and Chief Blog Editor
    • CALI Awards – Civil Procedure II, White Collar Crime
    • Public Interest Law Association – Treasurer
    • Pro Bono Honors Award

Admissions

  • Washington

Awards/Honors and Organizational Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Member
  • King County Bar Association, Neighborhood Legal Clinic, Volunteer Attorney

Publications/Speaking Engagements

  • Author, Burke Law Blog (http://burkelawblog.com), regularly write blog posts analyzing new appellate court opinions in Washington (2019-present)
  • Author, “FAA’s Proposed Rules Leave Little Room for Full Takeoff of Commercial Drones,” Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Blog (2015)
  • Author, “Obama Gives His Support for Net Neutrality and for the Classification of ISPs as Common Carriers,” Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Blog (2014)
  • Author, “Ubervita v. John Does: Another Case of a Bullying Business, or a Legitimate Effort to Protect One’s Reputation?,” Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Blog (2014)
  • Author, “AF Holdings v. Does: Copyright Trolls Lose Battle to Porn Pirates and ISPs,” Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Blog (2014)
  • Author, “Congress Moves to Remove Child Sex-Trafficking from Online Marketplaces,” Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Blog (2014)
  • Author, “Will the Law be Ready for the Internet of Things?,” Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Blog (2013)

Personal

  • Outside of work, Max enjoys spending time with friends and family, including his wife, Jasmine. He loves to cook (and eat), travel, and hike and camp throughout the great Pacific Northwest.