Madison Burke

Ryan Swanson & Cleveland PLLC

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3rd Avenue 1201
Seattle 98101 WA US

Madison Burke is an associate in Ryan Swanson’s Litigation group. Madison’s litigation practice focuses on securities litigation and trust and estate disputes on behalf of businesses and individuals.

Madison’s background as a certified mediator helps her to work collaboratively with her clients to strategize and prepare for litigation while working to find solutions for the client that avoid going to trial where possible.

Madison frequently works with investors, broker-dealers, investment bankers, advisers, and registered representatives in regulatory investigations and disciplinary actions brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the New York Stock Exchange, and the State of Washington Department of Financial Institutions (DFI).

Madison also handles the prosecution and defense of customer claims against investment advisors, broker-dealers, and registered representatives. These matters involve claims of unsuitability, churning, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and misrepresentation, particularly before FINRA Dispute Resolution.

Madison’s practice includes experience in the areas of shareholder derivative action, directors’ and officers’ liability, insider trading, corporate governance and internal investigation, mortgage-backed securities, and stock option disputes.

Madison takes a supportive approach to working with family members, trustees, and personal representatives in disputes ranging from Will contests to interpretation of trust provision.

Her experience includes representing charities to ensure appropriate distributions under a trust, challenges to a Trustee’s withholding of information and inaction, and cases alleging breach of fiduciary duty against a trustee and personal representative.


  • University of Washington
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Wellesley College


  • Washington 2016
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington 2017


  • Advisory Board Member, Puget Sound Chapter of the Federalist Society (2016-present), President, University of Washington Chapter (2015-2016)
  • Member, American Bar Association (2015-present)
  • Member, Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle (MAMAS) (2015-present)
  • Member, Washington Policy Center Young Professionals (2015-present)


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