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Attorney Randall Burks

Randall BurksAttorney Randall Burks is a Senior Associate of the firm.  Prior to joining The Law Offices of Robin Bresky, Burks was a sole practitioner in appeals and litigation support and served as an appellate lawyer for two of the largest government agencies in Florida. He has independently handled numerous civil, commercial, and administrative appeals, in nearly every appellate court in Florida including the Florida Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He has extensive experience with the appellate process and procedural rules and also has significant experience in trial-level litigation support.

Burks received his law degree magna cum laude from the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University, where he served on the Law Review and the Moot Court Honor Society and received awards for the highest achievement in eight courses. A former teacher, he also holds a master’s degree in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in educational administration and was an adjunct professor of education law at the graduate level. He has been a licensed attorney in Florida since 2002.

Practice Areas:

  • Appellate Law – Civil, Commercial, and Administrative / Governmental Appeals
  • Also providing litigation support and trial support for all types of cases
  • Legal research, writing and editing

Bar Admissions:

  • The Florida Bar, 2002
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Supreme Court of Florida and all Florida courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States Tax Court

Education:

  • University of Nebraska, Doctor of Philosophy, 2004
  • Nova Southeastern University, Juris Doctor, 2001
  • Florida Atlantic University, Master of Education, 1998
  • Southern College, Bachelor of Arts, 1990

Legal Experience:

  • Appellate Attorney, The Law Offices of Robin Bresky, 2012-present
  • Appellate Attorney in private law practice, 2009-2012
  • Appellate and Litigation-Support Solo Practice, 2009-2012
  • Consulting Attorney in appellate and administrative law for a government agency in Miami-Dade County, 2005-2008
  • Consulting Attorney in appellate and administrative law for a government agency in Palm Beach County, 2002-2011
  • Law Clerk for a government agency, 1999-2002

Professional Memberships (current and former):

  • American Bar Association
  • Appellate Practice Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation
  • ABA Council of Appellate Lawyers
  • Florida School Board Attorneys Association
  • Education Law Committee of The Florida Bar (charter member)
  • Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section of The Florida Bar
  • Legal Writing Institute
  • The Florida Bar

Community Support and Involvement:

  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County – Volunteer Attorney
  • Motivational speaker on goal-setting, academic achievement, and professional aspirations for children and youth

Awards & Recognitions:

  • Graduated in the top 5% of his law school class.
  • Received “book awards” for achieving the highest “A” grade in eight courses in law school, including Legal Research & Writing, Trial Advocacy, First Amendment, and several others.
  • Essay for the Contracts subject-area question on the Florida Bar Exam was selected by the Board of Bar Examiners for publication as an exemplar in its study guide.
  • Inducted into Sigma Delta Pi (the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society) by professors of Spanish Language and Literature at Florida Atlantic University.

Authored Publications:

  • Florida Supreme Court Resolves Conflicts Over Apportionment in Settlement Proposals, Attorney at Law Magazine, Vol 4, No. 3
  • Co-authored book chapter in Inside the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in Florida (2015 ed., Aspatore Books/Thomson Reuters)
  • Florida Supreme Court Amends Rules of Appellate Procedure, Attorney at Law Magazine, Page 6, Volume 4, Number 2.
  • Who Will Pay for Your Appeal?, Attorney at Law Magazine, Page 8, Volume 3, Number 4.
  • Decision Highlights Potential Pitfalls of DIY Legal Forms, Attorney at Law Magazine, Page 7, Volume 3, Number 3.
  • When Justice Isn’t Blind: Proceedings to Disqualify a Trial Court Judge, Attorney at Law Magazine, Page 13-14, Volume 3, Number 2.
  • “Student Discipline: Emerging Issues (K-12)” (chapter in a CLE book published by The Florida Bar, Education Law Committee in 2003)
  • Student Expulsion in the K-12 Public School System: Important Considerations and Emerging Issues, Florida Education Law Journal, Vol. 2, Sept. 2003, at 8.
  • Gratz and Grutter: A Summary and Comparison of the Supreme Court’s Twin Decisions on Student Diversity in University Admissions, Florida Education Law Journal, Vol. 2, Sept. 2003, at 16.
  • Clarifying the Distinction Between Viewpoint Discrimination and Permissible Content-Based Editorial Control of School-Sponsored Speech under Hazelwood: The Supreme Court Allows the Eleventh Circuit’s Bannon Decision to Stand, Florida Education Law Journal, Vol. 4, May 2006, at 1.

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