Marc A. Burton

Top rated civil litigation attorney in Aventura, Florida

The Burton Firm, P.A.
Marc A. Burton
The Burton Firm, P.A.

Practice Areas: Civil litigation, Employment & labor; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 2012

Education: Boston College Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2023
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The Burton Firm, P.A.

2875 NE 191st Street
Suite 403
Aventura, FL 33180 Visit website

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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 Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, as well as before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st and 11th Circuits.

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. In that capacity, Mr. Burton served as lead voter protection counsel in Miami-Dade County to the 2020 presidential campaign of Joe Biden, and to the 2022 senatorial campaign of Val Demings, the 2022 campaign of Charlie Crist, and to the Florida Democratic Party. 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 and 2021. He was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.

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

Civil litigation: plaintiff, Civil litigation: defense, Employment & labor: employee, Employment & labor: employer, Lobbying, Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Schools & education

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, Education, Schools

  • 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

First Admitted: 2012, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.theburtonfirm.com/marc-a-burton

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Broward Democratic Lawyers Council
  • Florida Democratic Party
  • Miami-Dade Democratic Lawyers Council
  • Yale Club of New York City
  • SAG – AFTRA
  • 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
Honors/Awards:
  • 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

Office location for Marc A. Burton

2875 NE 191st Street
Suite 403
Aventura, FL 33180

Phone: 786-598-8137

Selections

5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2023

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