Michael Burak


Mike Burak is the founding partner of Burak Anderson & Melloni, a law firm based in Burlington, Vermont. Mike graduated from the University of Vermont and the Harvard Law School. Upon graduation from law school, he became a law clerk to the Honorable Sterry R. Waterman, Senior Judge of the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals. After his clerkship, Mike entered private practice in New York City. Mike returned to Vermont to serve as General Counsel to the Vermont Public Service Board. Subsequently, he was appointed by Vermont's governor to be the state's first Director for Public Advocacy. Mike has traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, India and Southeast Asia. He became interested in the activities of Children of the Earth through his late wife, Emina. They joined members of CoE in a trip to Nepal and became fascinated by the organization's work.