About Burnadette Norris Weeks

Burnadette Norris-Weeks is a partner in the law firm of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell, PLLC.  She serves as counsel to various governmental entities, including cities in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.  She is former counsel to the Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office for more than sixteen years. Additionally, her law firm handles serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. 

 

Burnadette serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Broward.  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 by women of color. WOCEI spearheads a yearly conference that brings together hundreds of women in leadership from across the country.  Burnadette is also a member of the Federal Judicial Nominating Conference. 

 

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 a Lifetime 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 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.  She is married and lives in Fort Lauderdale.