“It’s a great firm with a lot of great traditions and outstanding lawyers,” Burton says.
She says she would like to encourage the firm’s female attorneys to grow their practices and wants to see more of them become leaders in the firm.
Burton, a 1987 graduate of Baylor Law School, says she started her legal career at the former firm of Clark Thomas & Winters in Austin, moved to Hilgers & Watkins for a couple of years and returned to Clark Thomas when Hilgers & Watkins merged with Brown McCarroll in 2003. She says she joined Graves Dougherty in 2009.
Burton says she is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal specialization. She heads Graves Dougherty’s employment law practice group.
— Mary Alice Robbins
Robbins is an Austin-based freelance writer and a former Texas Lawyer senior reporter.