Robert Burns Attorney and Counselor at Law

Attorney Robert BurnsSole Practitioner

Location:San Diego, California
Phone:619-223-0441
Fax:847-557-1220
E-mail:E-mail Me

As a "People's Lawyer", Robert Burns takes on small and large cases for individuals, families, and small-business owners providing competent and assertive representation in and out of the Courts and the media, yet works diligently to avoid unnecessary litigation which may adversely affect the desired budget and outcome. Hire an attorney who will take your case seriously, and provide prudent counsel (not merely what you want to hear).

Education and Certification

    Doctorate of Law (1979)
    Passage of the California Bar Exam on first sitting (1979)
    Lifetime community-college teaching credential (1980)
    Extensive past and continuing post-graduate education
    Unblemished disciplinary record

Work Experience

    Broad, full-time practice of law since 1980
    Solo practitioner since 1982
    Computer literate since 1985
    Internet proficient since 1997

Areas of Practice

    Family Law
    Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
    Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
    Probate & Estate Administration
    Family Relations
    Support
    Custody and Hague Convention
    Estates

Litigation Percentage

    40% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

    California, 1980
    U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
    U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1980
    U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1980
    U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1980
    U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1980
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California, 1980
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California, 1980
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California, 1980
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of California, 1980
    U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1984

Education

    Western State University College of Law, San Diego, California - 1979
    Imperial Valley College, Imperial, California
        A.A. (Cum Laude) - 1976

Honors and Awards

    Certificate of Appreciation from VISTA
    California Community College Instructor Credential

Professional Associations and Memberships

    National Lawyers Guild, Member, Local Chapter Steering Committee, 1982 - Present
    California Bar Association, Member, 1980 - Present
    South Dakota County Bar Association, Member, Committee Member, 1980 - Present
    Ocean Beach Planning Board, Incorporated, 1980 - 1984
    Friends of Famosa Slough, 1985 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

    Ocean Beach Planning Board Director, 1980 - 1984
    Point Loma Tunnel Outfall Advisory Group Panelist, 1994 - 1996
    Environmental Advocates Organizer, 1994
    Friends of Famosa Slough Organizer/Incorporator/Director, 1984 - 1991
    V.I.S.T.A. (AmeriCorps) Community Organizer and Attorney, 1980 - 1981