Mr. Burton has been with the I.U.P.A. since 2010. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Florida and is a member of the Labor and Employment section and Young Lawyer’s Division of the Florida Bar. Mr. Burton serves as one of the in-house counsel for I.U.P.A.’s International Headquarters and has worked on several high-profile litigation cases for the International and individual I.U.P.A. Members. Additionally, Mr. Burton works as a full-service Attorney for numerous Florida Locals, representing Locals and Members for collective bargaining, employee grievances, disciplinary interviews, and administrative hearings.
Mr. Burton is a former Police Officer with the Sarasota Police Department in Sarasota, Florida. He was a second generation Law Enforcement Officer with an extensive family history in the Law Enforcement and Public Service fields. Mr. Burton left the Sarasota Police Department to attend law school at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. While at Stetson, Mr. Burton worked as a judicial intern for Florida’s 12th Judicial Circuit, working on both civil and criminal cases.
Mr. Burton continues to use his practical knowledge and experience to secure Employee Benefits for I.U.P.A. Members and to fight to improve the working conditions for Law Enforcement Officers nationwide.