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Skilled Lakeland Attorneys of Burnetti, Thomas & Berke, PA Protect Your Interests

Dedicated lawyers delivering results

With more than 12 years of experience in criminal defense, family law and bankruptcy law, our Lakeland lawyers are able to provide a vast array of legal services in any of these fields.

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Attorneys with practical experience inside and outside the courtroom

Our attorneys stand out among the legal professionals in Central Florida because of their significant practical experience. With their extensive backgrounds in law enforcement, attorneys Walter C. Thomas and John Paul Berke can build a solid criminal defense case. Florida board-certified lawyer Dean Burnetti manages our personal injury and workers’ compensation practices. At Burnetti, Thomas & Berke, PA we pride ourselves in combining our real-world experience with a strong legal skill set to provide you with excellent representation, whether it is in bankruptcy law, family law or any of our other practice areas.

Contact our Lakeland attorneys today for a free initial consultation

At Burnetti, Thomas & Berke, PA we are committed to keeping our clients informed and answering all their questions. We pride ourselves in serving Central Florida. Our office is conveniently located on South Florida Avenue and is accessible by public transportation. Call Burnetti, Thomas & Berke, PA at 863.248.4188 or contact us online for a free consultation with our attorneys during flexible office hours.


Attorney Dean Burnetti

Attorney Dean Burnetti brings more than 25 years of civil litigation experience to the table to help protect your interests. Board-certified in workers’ compensation matters for more than two decades, Burnetti can assist you with any work-related personal injury or disability claims, in addition to a wide variety of other legal matters.

Practice areas

Bar admissions

  • Florida, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Common Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

 

Certification

  • Board-Certified Workers’ Compensation Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, 1992

 

Education

  • J.D., Oral Roberts University, 1986
  • B.A., psychology and biblical studies, Warner Southern College, 1983

Professional associations

  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Florida Justice Association

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Attorney Walter C. Thomas

As a former police officer and military veteran, lawyer Walter C. Thomas uses his law enforcement experience to provide you with the best possible defense to any criminal charges. As a managing member of Burnetti, Thomas & Berke, PA attorney Walter C. Thomas has the skills to help you in civil litigation, criminal law, family law and other matters.

Practice areas

  • Civil litigation
  • Landlord-tenant issues
  • Family law
  • Criminal law

Bar admissions

  • Florida, 2006

 

Certification

  • Westlaw and LexisNexis, 2004
  • Licensed private investigator, Florida, 2002
  • Licensed security agent, Florida, 2009

 

Education

  • J.D., Barry University School of Law, 2006
  • M.A., criminal justice, University of Central Florida
  • B.S., criminal justice, State University of New York-Brockport

Community involvement

  • Member, Noah’s Ark, organization providing services for disabled individuals
  • Member, board of directors, Help Now of Osceola Domestic Abuse Shelter
  • Member, Fraternal Order of Police
  • Member, Disabled American Veterans
  • Member, State of Florida Domestic Security Task Force

 

Military service

  • First Lieutenant, 705th Military Police, U.S.A.N.G. Fl., 1988-1992

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Attorney John Paul Berke

With more than a decade of experience as a Florida state trooper, attorney John Paul Berke uses his significant law enforcement background to help you wage an effective defense to any criminal charge. He is also available to assist you with your bankruptcy and family law needs.

Practice areas

  • Family law
  • Criminal law
  • Bankruptcy

Bar admissions

  • Florida, 2006

 

Education

  • J.D., Barry University School of Law
  • B.S., business finance, cum laude, Florida Southern College

 

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Burnetti, Thomas & Berke, PA
2012 S. Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL, 33803 USA
863.248.4188