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PK Law Attorney Spotlight – Kevin Bress & David Burkhouse

PK Law Attorney Spotlights

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<span=”text-align:center;”>Featured PK Law Attorney – Kevin Bress,
Member

1. Describe your practice.
  • I counsel families on preparing their wills, powers of attorney and trusts; help them protect assets from the costs of long term care; and answer questions on how to administer the estate of a loved one.
 
2. What do you enjoy most about your practice?
  • I enjoy meeting the challenge of being a good listener so I can understand a client’s concerns and explain the legal options in plain English so upon conclusion they feel relieved that their problems have been resolved.
 
3. Describe your perfect client.
  • People who recognize that death is inevitable and suffering from a disability is quite possible. Regardless of anyone’s net worth, they realize it is smart to implement a plan to ensure that important issues have been addressed. 
 
4. What do you see as the biggest area of growth in your practice?
  • The boomers are reaching retirement age. Unlike like their parents, boomers are much more communicative with their families, more open to doing planning and willing to engage advisors to assist with the financial issues in the event of a health crisis or death. 
 
5. Do you have a favorite moment practicing law?
  • The favorite moments are the smiles at the end of a client’s first consultation followed by the words “I feel much better now.”  This brings me huge satisfaction, over and over again.
 
6. What do you do better than other attorneys who practice in the same area of law?
  • Establish both a personal and professional bond with new clients. This means being careful to not tell people what they must do, but rather engage them in the planning process with the result being what they want to do. Many clients tell me that they won’t go back to a prior attorney because they felt confused and unimportant after the interaction.
 
7. What are your favorite things to do when you aren’t practicing law?
  • Giving back to the community is very satisfying for me. Being an advisor to the Harford County Boys and Girls Club, teaching at the law school, and serving on the board of the Financial Planning Association have been wonderful experiences.

Featured PK Law Attorney – David Burkhouse,
Member

1. Describe your practice.
  • I represent public school systems and private sector companies in reference to employment disputes, wage and hour issues, and discrimination claims. I also handle special education cases for our public school system clients.
 
2. What do you enjoy most about your practice?
  • I like dealing with all the different people. Our clients come to us with a problem and we get to know them as we help them with the problem.
 
3. Describe your perfect client.
  • My perfect client is a private sector employer who either needs advice on employment policies or practices or who is facing employment related litigation.
 
4. What do you see as the biggest area of growth in your practice?
  • Wage and hour, disability discrimination, and sexual harassment seem to be the fastest growing areas in my practice.
 
5. Do you have a favorite moment practicing law?
  • I like delivering good news to clients. Who doesn’t like to deliver good news?!
 
6. What do you do better than other attorneys who practice in the same area of law?
  • One of my strengths is my ability to explain complex legal issues to clients in terms that they can understand and relate to.
 
7. What are your favorite things to do when you aren’t practicing law?
  • I love to spend time with my family, hiking, swimming, running 5k’s and cycling.