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BRIDGET BOURGETTE SHAW is the owner and managing partner with Shaw Law Group, PLLC, where she practices in the areas of education law, estate planning, probate and estate administration, real estate law, foreclosure and alternatives, and landlord/tenant. Ms. Shaw earned her B.S. degree from Santa Clara University and J.D. degree from Seattle University School of Law. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association.
PAUL C. BURTON is a sole practitioner with the Law Office of Paul C. Burton, PLLC, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of veteran's law, special education law, civil law practice, mediation and arbitration. He holds a certification in mediation from the Southern Illinois University School of Law. In addition, Mr. Burton is a reading specialist in Illinois and Washington, and holds a certification in special education. Mr. Burton has taught special education law to grad students in the Puget Sound area and has taught special education law to already certified teachers going for their master's in special education. He has been published in the ISU Education Law Quarterly, Learning Magazine, and the Illinois Reading Journal. Mr. Burton was formerly a teacher, principal and superintendent. He is a judge pro tem for the state of Washington and King County, and judge advocate for the Marine Corps League Detachment 336. Mr. Burton is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the Washington State Supreme Court, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He is the past president of the East King County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Illinois State University Attorney Advisory Board. Mr. Burton earned his B.S. Ed degree in elementary education and teaching from Illinois State University, his M.S. Ed from Eastern Illinois University, his Ed.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his J.D. degree from Southern Illinois University.
JENNY M. COCHRANE is owner at the Law Office of Jenny M. Cochrane, where she represents clients in both transactional legal matters and litigious matters in estate planning, family law, consumer protection, bankruptcy, Social Security, disability, and special education law. She is a mother of a 16-year old boy, who has autism, as well as a solo practitioner of law licensed both in Washington state and British Columbia. As a lawyer, Ms. Cochrane seeks to improve the lot of folks impacted by disabilities, whether through special education, employment discrimination, denial of government benefits, or special needs trusts and guardianships. In addition to this work, she works in varied areas of civil and criminal litigation, as well as some transactional work. Ms. Cochrane also has done extensive work in Canada representing First Nations (the Native Americans of Canada) in residential school abuse claims, which she is hoping to bring to the U.S. in representation of Native Americans similarly impacted. Ms. Cochrane is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Law Society of British Columbia. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Washington and her J.D. degree from the University of Montana School of Law.