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 College of Law 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 – state and federal civil appeals
  • Litigation Support – state and federal cases
  • Appellate Mediation

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 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

Certifications:

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Appellate Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified County Court Mediator

Legal Experience:

  • Appellate Attorney, The Law Offices of Robin Bresky, 2012-present
  • Appellate attorney in private law practice, 2009-2012
  • Appellate attorney and administrative law practice as a consulting lawyer for government agencies in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties, 2002-2011
  • Law Clerk for a government agency, 1999-2002

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

Professional Memberships:

  • Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section of The Florida Bar
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of The Florida Bar
  • Legal Writing Institute

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 the 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.
  • Inducted into Sigma Delta Pi (the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society) for achievement in Spanish language and literature at Florida Atlantic University.

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