Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Randy Burton, Partner at FisherBroyles, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in white collar, commercial and business law.
Mr. Burton wanted to help people and originally attended law school to pursue public service. In this venture, it opened the doors for him to work in the district attorney’s office as a prosecutor. He worked as an assistant district attorney with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office from 1984 to 1987. In 1987, he joined the firm Kennedy, Sanford, Kuhl & Hackney as a litigation associate before becoming a partner at Moerer & Burton in 1990. Mr. Burton continued to utilize his skills and expertise as a partner at Burleson LLP from 2007 to 2015 before becoming a partner and senior member of FisherBroyles in 2015, where he continues to practice. Outside of all these achievements, Mr. Burton is most proud of his nonprofit and philanthropic work. Inspired by his work in the district attorney’s office, Mr. Burton founded Justice for Children in 1987. Furthermore, he became a founding member of Wales, United Kingdom-based International Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People in 2012.
With Justice for Children, Mr. Burton created this organization based on seeing the systematic failings for abused children. In many of the cases he saw, children were returned to abusive homes as Children for Protective Services (CPS) decided that maintaining a ‘family’ unit was ultimately more important than fostering a safe environment for children. Since founding, Mr. Burton has spent 500 hours per year of his own time helping these cases. To prepare for a career in law and public service, he first earned a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 1974 and continued at the South Texas College of Law to receive a JD in 1983. In 2014, he was recognized with an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Swansea University. For his work, he has received a number of accolades, which include being recognized as The Houston Chronicle’s ‘Houston Hero’ in 2019 and the E-town Achievement Award in 2002. Furthermore, Mr. Burton has received a Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service, the American Institute of Architects President’s Award being ranked as an AV-Preeminent Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell.
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