Brian L. Burchett

Brian L. Burchett

Location:
San Diego, California
Phone:
619-450-2436
Fax:
619-639-1125
Email:

My name is Brian L. Burchett.  I’m a personal injury & accident attorney with 30+ years of successful experience, inside and outside of the courtroom. I founded The Burchett Law Firm in 2013 to meet the needs of people suffering serious injuries due to negligence, medical malpractice and defective products.


I have extensive trial experience in all types of personal injury litigation, including product liability, medical malpractice, class action and mass tort.  I also have substantial trial experience in complex business and employment litigation with particular expertise in business torts, technology and consumer matters.

 
When I was a shareholder in Sullivan, Hill, Lewin Rez & Engel, I served on the firm’s Executive Committee and served as Managing Shareholder. Although I have successfully defended many litigation clients in a wide range of cases, my practice was oriented more toward the plaintiffs’ side, where I represented individuals and businesses from a wide variety of fields in a broad range of litigation matters. 


Beginning in 1981, I practiced law in Chicago and northwest Indiana with Foss, Schuman & Drake and with Cohen, Starck & Burchett. My practice specialties during this time period included business and tort litigation, criminal defense and real estate transactions. I was also a general counsel for the Northwest Indiana Board of Realtors.


I have lectured to attorneys and paralegals about trial preparation and trial practice.  I am a member of the bars of Illinois, Indiana and California. I am admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal and before United States District Courts throughout the Midwest, California, and Arizona. My other memberships include the San Diego County Bar Association (Legislation and Committee Service Committees), American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and the National Trial Lawyers (Top 100 Trial Lawyers). I was also a Barrister in the Enright Chapter of the American Inns of Court.


If you’re looking for an experienced, dedicated injury and accident attorney in San Diego, call me at 619-230-8431. I offer free case evaluations, and I’m committed to providing all of clients with compassionate, effective legal representation.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1988
  • Indiana, 1981
  • Illinois, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994

Education

  • Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
    • J. D. - 1981
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.A. - 1978
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Econ

Representative Clients

  • San Diego Bay Fair
  • P.R.O.P. Tours Inc.

Honors and Awards

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Dean's List, 1974 - 1978
  • Phi Eta Sigma, 1974 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • AAJ, Member, 1998 - Present
  • ABA, Member, 1999 - Present
  • Consumer Atty's of San Diego, Member, 1994 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Associates, Member, 1988 - Present
  • Indiana Univ. Alumni Club of San Diego, Member,Director and Treas., 1988 - 2001

Past Employment Positions

  • Burchett and Duncan, Partner, 1994 - 1997
  • Callahan, McCume and Willis, Associate, 1991 - 1994
  • Harris D. Himes and Associates, Associate, 1990 - 1991
  • Viviano and Bradley, Associate, 1988 - 1990
  • Cohen Starck and Burchett, Assoc/Partner, 1981 - 1988

Pro Bono Activities

  • St. Vincent DePaul - Volunteer Legal Services, 1994 - 1996
  • ACLU - Volunteer Legal Services, 1994 - 1997
  • San Diego Domestic Violence Clinic, 1994 - 1997