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

Anne Abbott

Paralegal

Anne is a Paralegal with primary support responsibilities for Matthew Fischer and Joseph Linehan. Anne recently moved to Spokane to begin a career in law and came to Burke Law Group having had a career in publishing and marketing. She served as assistant editor and feature writer at a publishing house in Oregon, and later served as contributing writer and marketing manager for two running apparel brands - specializing in brand recognition, partnership, membership, and promotional events. She holds an AAS Paralegal degree and is currently working towards completing a BA with a focus on Social Services and Marriage and Family Counseling. She plans to continue her studies, obtain. her bar license and practice Family Law. 


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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

Sarah Brandon

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 Family Law Orders

John Burke

Of Counsel, practicing in Collaborative Law for Divorce, Uncontested Divorce and Estate Planning. On medical leave

Matthew Fischer

Principal / Managing 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

Joseph Linehan

Of Counsel, practicing in Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) appeals, Family Law Litigation, and Divorce. 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

Joanna Puryear

Rule 9 Intern, practicing in Family Law and Divorce