Tim Burdick is a public defender. He has been practicing as such for over 20 years. Tim spent the first 10 plus years with the Missouri State Public Defender and the last 10 plus years with the Federal Public Defender for the District of Kansas. Tim first worked rural cases in Missouri with the state's Harrisonville office. He then worked in the Kansas City Trial Office for a number of years. Tim shifted to the Commitment Defense Unit in 2006. He then became the District Defender of that unit until he left the state system in the beginning of 2009. Tim has spent the last 10 years working as an Assistant Federal Defender in the District of Kansas handling a trial and appellate caseload.
Tim is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law where he teaches a trial skills course and a sentencing mitigation clinic. As faculty for the Missouri Public Defender Trial Skills Training Program, Tim has instructed on topics such as evidentiary foundations, sentencing mitigation, effective sentencing presentations, collateral consequences of sex convictions, risk prediction, effective trial strategy and Daubert. He has instructed at Federal Training seminars on sentencing mitigation, maintaining effective client relationships, challenging sex offender supervision conditions, and effective cooperation. Tim has also instructed on sentencing mitigation, the STATIC-99, and Daubert for the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.