Burnadette Norris-Weeks is a partner at Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell, PLLC.
She serves as counsel to various corporations and governmental entities, including four Florida cities. She served as legal counsel to the Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office for more than fifteen years. In addition, she also handles serious personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Burnadette is a two term member of the Broward County Charter Review Commission, where she served as the Chair of the Public Safety and Affordable Housing Committee. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Broward and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. She is a graduate of Leadership Florida and of Leadership Broward. Burnadette is founder of the Women of Color Empowerment Institute, Inc. (WOCEI), a membership organization with the mission to enhance and expand leadership opportunities for women of color. WOCEI spearheads a yearly conference that brings together hundreds of women in leadership.
Burnadette’s extensive community and professional involvement has earned her the Above and Beyond Award from the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation; the Urban League’s Margaret Roach Humanitarian Award and an Achievement Award from the T.J. Reddick Bar Association. She is a past honoree of the National Trumpet Awards Foundation and was recognized by Legacy Magazine as one of South Florida’s 25 Most Influential and Prominent Black Women in Business. Burnadette has also received a “Leader of the Year” award from the Leadership Broward Foundation among other impressive awards and recognitions.
Burnadette is the immediate past Chair of the 17th Judicial Circuit’s Florida Bar Leadership Committee. She is a past National Chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Litigation Section’s Minority Trial Lawyer Committee and a former Chair of the ABA’s Young Lawyer Section Leadership Team. Burnadette is also a Past-President of the Tallahassee Barristers Bar Association. Burnadette is admitted to practice law before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.