Photo of Brandi Z. Burton

Brandi Z. Burton

Associate | bburton@smsm.com
Associate | Chicago, IL
Related Info +
t. 312.645.8478
f. 312.645.7711
Profile

Brandi Z. Burton is an associate attorney focusing her practice on toxic tort and civil litigation. Prior to joining Segal McCambridge’s Chicago office, Ms. Burton was an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. As an Assistant State’s Attorney, Ms. Burton served as 1st chair attorney for jury trials, implemented litigation strategies, and led voir dire.

Ms. Burton received her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. While in law school Ms. Burton was a Judicial Extern for the Honorable John Robert Blakey in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, in which capacity she authored a published judicial opinion. A former member of Chicago-Kent’s nationally-ranked Trial Advocacy team, Ms. Burton competed in the 2016 Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial National Competition and won the competition’s first-place award for National Best Oral Advocate. Additionally, Ms. Burton received a CALI award for highest grade in Trial Advocacy.

Before attending law school, Ms. Burton received her B.A. in Psychology from Spelman College. After Spelman, Ms. Burton worked as a College Counselor at Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men-Englewood Campus. 

Currently, Ms. Burton serves as a part-time college counselor at Chicago Scholars where she aids rising high school seniors from the City of Chicago. Additionally, she regularly volunteers as a bar prep tutor for Minority Legal Education Resources, Inc. (MLER) and is very active in the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI).

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Chicago Scholars, Part-Time College Counselor
  • Minority Legal Education Resources, Inc. (MLER), Bar Prep Tutor
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI)

Education

Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. (2016)

Spelman College, B.A., Psychology (2011)

Admissions

  • Illinois (2016)
  • Supreme Court of Illinois (2016)