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Marc A. Burton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Aventura, FL

The Burton Firm, P.A.
2875 NE 191st Street, Suite 403
Aventura, FL 33180
Phone: 786-598-8137
Fax: 305-705-0008
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 2012
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Defense, Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment & Labor: Employer, Lobbying, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Schools & Education
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Attorney Profile

A partner at The Burton Firm, P.A., Marc A. Burton has a diverse practice that covers several areas of the law. Located in Aventura, Florida, he represents businesses and individuals throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties, and other parts of the state. Admitted to practice in both Florida and Massachusetts, Mr. Burton is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Mr. Burton focuses a significant portion of his practice on civil litigation. The cases that he has handled in this regard have included contract breaches, personal injury and wrongful death, business torts, defamation, fraud, and unjust enrichment. He has represented clients in labor and employment law disputes arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act and other statutes, and his experience has encompassed divorce and other family law matters, foreclosure defense, and education law. Mr. Burton has also worked on voting rights cases and other election law issues, and as such, he has assisted the Florida Democratic Party's Voter Protection Center. Mr. Burton is a former statewide Voter Protection Director for the Florida Democratic Party.

Highly regarded by his fellow professionals for the excellent quality of his work and his high degree of ethics, Mr. Burton has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. He maintains an AV-rating with Martindale-Hubbell through peer rating, for the highest level of professional excellence. Additionally, he was named a "Top Lawyer" by the South Florida Legal Guide in the area of civil litigation for 2020. He was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2019 and 2020.

Mr. Burton obtained his undergraduate education at New York University, where he majored in politics and media, and received a Bachelor of Science cum laude in 2008. He then went on to attend Boston College Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2011. While he was in law school, he served several internships, including one with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts. Mr. Burton's memberships include the Dade County Bar Association, Broward County Bar Association, and the Miami-Dade and Broward Democratic Lawyers Councils.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 10%Lobbying
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Other
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Election Campaign & Political Law, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Education, Schools


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

About Marc A. Burton

First Admitted: 2012, Florida

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Broward Democratic Lawyers Council
  • Florida Democratic Party
  • Miami-Dade Democratic Lawyers Council
  • Yale Club of New York City
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Administered college outreach program targeting various political students, clubs, and organizations for then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Education Law Association
  • Atlantic Reporter for Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice William P. Robinson III
  • Assisted in the production of written opinions published in the Federal Supplement for U.S. District Court Judge James Lawrence King of the Southern District of Florida
  • Co-founder, Miami-Dade and Broward County Democratic Lawyers Councils
  • Represented children with disabilities in court and with special education programs, including helping a child move back into her home from foster care
  • Collaborated with Massachusetts public schools, treatment facilities, and the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families to develop strategies for curriculum and social services to wards of the state that faced academic and disciplinary punishment, resulting in increased and more targeted care for these children
  • Advocated for veterans seeking better treatment at V.A. clinics and for veterans to receive military honors owed them by the federal government, resulting in numerous veterans receiving such benefits and honors
  • Obama for America Voter Protection Team Member
  • Hillary for America (Clinton Campaign) Voter Protection Team Member: Primary Election Regional Voter Protection Director for Palm Beach County
  • Hillary for America (Clinton Campaign) Voter Protection Team Member: Voter Protection General Election Special Projects Director
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2012
  • Voter Protection Director, Florida Democratic Party, 2018
  • United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2013
  • Massachusetts Bar, 2012
  • The Florida Bar, 2012

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project
  • The EdLaw Project

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science, New York University, 2008
  • Master of Education, Boston College, 2011


  • Honored for having obtained a recovery in excess of $1 million, Lifetime Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2019
  • Limited to 2.5% of attorneys in Florida under age 40, or practicing under 10 years, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Awarded in Civil Litigation, Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2020
  • Limited to 2.5% of attorneys in Florida under age 40, or practicing under 10 years, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence, AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • AVVO 10.0 Rating

Industry Groups

  • Construction
  • Education
  • Election Law
  • Employment
  • Foreclosure
  • Litigation
  • Politics
  • Real Estate
  • Wage & Hour
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Office Location for Marc A. Burton

2875 NE 191st Street
Suite 403
Aventura, FL 33180

Phone: 786-598-8137

Fax: 305-705-0008

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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