The Burke Law Group, PLLC
Old City Hall Building
221 N. Wall St., Suite 624
Spokane, WA 99201

Main Office: (509) 466-7770
Collaborative Law: (509) 999-6747

Attorneys & Staff

Kenneth Zigler, Jr.

Of Counsel, practicing in Family Law Litigation, Divorce, Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and SSI benefits, and Lawsuits and Disputes including Personal Injury

Honored as one of the area's 2016 "Top Lawyers" in the Spokane Couer d'Alene Living Magazine. 

Ken Zigler joined Burke Law Group in October 2014.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Family Law
    • Dissolution of marriage
    • Child Custody, parenting plans, and residential schedules
    • Child and Spousal Support
    • Step-parent adoption
    • Third-party custody
    • Enforcement of court orders
    • Child relocation
    • Cases involving the Hague Convention on the International Aspect of Child Abduction
  • Social Security Law
    • SSDI
    • SSI
  • Lawsuits and Disputes

Admitted to Practice:

  • State of Washington
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington

Education:

  • Spokane Falls Community College, A.A.
  • Gonzaga University, B.A., Criminal Justice
  • Western New England School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Associations:

  • Washington State Bar Association, Board of Bar Examiners (2010 to present)
  • Hague Convention Attorney Network (2013 to present)
  • Union Gospel Mission Legal Clinic, Volunteer (2013 to present)
  • Western New England Law Review (2007 to 2008)
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division Treasurer/Trustee (2010 to 2012)

Publications:

  • Listed in Spokane/Coeur D’ Alene Living Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” issue in 2012, 2013, and 2104
  • Wrote the Washington State Bar Association's bar exam research materials in Community Property and Domestic Partnerships

Attorney Ken Zigler practices primarily family and divorce law, but also practices general litigation and social security law.  He is a long-time resident of Spokane County, with roots in Nine Mile Falls, WA.  Mr. Zigler spends his free time as a youth soccer coach, avid runner, and water-sports enthusiast. 

Mr. Zigler attended Spokane Falls Community College and transferred to Gonzaga University his Junior year.  After completing a bachelor’s degree at Gonzaga, Mr. Zigler was offered an academic-merit scholarship at Western New England School of Law in Massachusetts.  At Western New England School of Law, Mr. Zigler won numerous awards, was part of the University’s flagship law review publication, participated in two legal clinics, was an intern with the Massachusetts District Court, worked part-time at a large personal injury firm, and graduated cum laude in the top 10% of his class.

Since returning to Washington, Mr. Zigler has established himself as an involved member of the community.  He is in his second term on the Board of Bar Examiners, tasked with writing materials and questions for the bar exam, and grading answers.  He also enjoys contributing to the community-at-large, having coordinated the First Responder’s Will Clinic for police officers and fire fighters in 2012 and volunteering to assist homeless men and women at the Union Gospel Mission’s legal clinic.  

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Meet Our Attorneys

Dena Allen

Principal / Member of the Firm, practicing in Family Law Litigation, Collaborative Law Divorce, Cooperative Divorce, Adoptions, Estate Planning, and Probate

John Burke

Principal / Managing Member of the Firm, practicing in Collaborative Law for Divorce, Uncontested Divorce and Estate Planning

Matthew Fischer

Principal / Member of the Firm, practicing in all areas of Family Law Litigation, Divorce and Uncontested Divorce. Also serves as a Spokane County Superior Court Pro Tem Commissioner

Cathy Helman

Associate Attorney, practicing in Appeals, Probate, Estate Planning, Family Law, and Bankruptcy. Also is an Administrative Law Judge Pro Tem with the Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings.

Joseph Linehan

Of Counsel, practicing in Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) appeals, Family Law Litigation, Divorce, and Dependency. Also serves as a Spokane County Superior Court Pro Tem Commissioner

Robin Schmahl

Senior Associate Attorney, practicing in Family Law Litigation, Uncontested Divorce, Estate Planning, Probate, and Guardianship

Rhylee Smith

Associate Attorney, admitted to practice in Washington and Idaho, practicing in all aspects of Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody and Support, and Modifications to Existing Orders

Kenneth Zigler, Jr.

Of Counsel, practicing in Family Law Litigation, Divorce, Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and SSI benefits, and Lawsuits and Disputes including Personal Injury

Joanna Stranger

Rule 9 Intern, practicing in Family Law and Divorce

Kelly Padgham

Former Principal / Member of the Firm; Kelly passed away on September 20, 2015