About Christopher Burks

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Chris Burks Attorney

Chris Burks concentrates his practice in family and employment law litigation.

He has represented individuals and families in a variety of matters including child and adult guardianships, adoptions, custody and visitation disputes, child support cases, divorces with business valuation issues, as well as breaches of fiduciary duties in probate.

He also has experience representing employees and businesses in breach of contract disputes, and labor law matters involving misclassification, minimum wage, overtime and ‘off-the-clock’ violations.

Mr. Burks represents Sanford Law Firm’s determination and work-ethic through his strong community leadership and “behind the scenes” know-how cultivated through clerkships with two Arkansas judges (Honorable Susan Hickey of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas and the Honorable Rhonda Wood of the Arkansas State Circuit Court, Twentieth Judicial District), and political staffer positions on both the state and national levels.

Outside of the office, Mr. Burks, a lifelong resident of Arkansas and graduate of Little Rock Central High, has had op-ed pieces published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the Arkansas Lawyer, the Arkansas Times, the Northwest Arkansas Times, Arkansas Business, and The Democratic Strategist. He was also a bi-monthly contributor to the Log Cabin Democrat and an occasional commentator on KARN 102.9 FM and KARK News.

Mr. Burks also served as an Arkansas Delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention and was instrumental in bringing the important 2014 voting rights case of Pulaski County Election Commission v. Arkansas State Board of Elections. Away from the hustle and bustle of political life and the law, Mr. Burks is happily married to fellow Arkansan and attorney, Haley Heath Burks.


Little Rock

Place of birth:

Durham, NC


Davidson College, B.A. (2007); University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D. (2010).

Bar Admissions:

  • Arkansas Supreme Court, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Eastern and Western Districts
    of Arkansas, 2011
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts
    of Arkansas, 2011

Past & Present Associations:

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Pulaski County Election Commission, Commissioner
  • Kingwood Neighborhood Association, Treasurer
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Arkansas Bar Judiciary Committee
  • Arkansas Bar Law-Related Education Committee