BurnsJames E. Burns, Associate

As counsel for corporations, government entities and individuals in both California State and Federal courts, James Burns pragmatically approaches every case intent on achieving the best result for each individual client. Strategies employed by Mr. Burns may entail extensive litigation prior to trial, or may involve negotiating an early resolution based on the needs of his client.

His deep litigation experience includes: business and commercial lawsuits, catastrophic personal injury, contracts, landlord-tenant claims, employment, professional liability, claims of excessive force against police officers, consumer fraud, ADA, insurance (bad faith, coverage), property damage and construction defect.

Mr. Burns is especially adept at utilizing dispositive motions to obtain judgment for his clients and has prevailed on many motions for summary judgment, motions to strike and demurrers.

My Credentials
  • All California State Courts
  • Federal District Court for the State of California, Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts
  • JD – University of San Francisco
  • BA – University of California, Davis
My Associations
  • Association of Defense Counsel