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Nigel is the Principal Attorney at The Law Offices of Nigel Burns, which he founded in in 2005. Nigel has over 15 years’ experience as an attorney and graduated from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Nigel is a zealous and conscientious advocate who puts his clients first always.

Besides Nigel's dedication to his law practice, Mr. Burns is a loving husband and proud father of five beautiful children. Nigel, originally from Ireland enjoys spending time with his famliy, coaching his son's basketball team, watching boxing and representing boxers and reading History.


Nigel is also part owner of a Social Bar and Kitchen in Montrose, Ca.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Farsi, Amharic

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
    16 years, 500 cases
  2. Family: 30%
    16 years, 500 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    16 years, 500 cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 15%
    16 years, 500 cases
  5. Estate Planning: 5%
    16 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($250-300/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Adam G Wentland

    Nigel is an aggressive, knowledgeable attorney, who has a true compassion for his clients.


    Adam Wentland Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Johnny T Lai

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Johnny Lai Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Offices of Nigel Burns

800 W. 1st Street
Suite 401-12
Los Angeles, CA, 90012


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Gun Trial Lawyer of the YearOrange County Trial Lawyers Association2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalThe Law Offices of Nigel Burns2005 - Present
AttorneyLumberg Law Offices2002 - 2004
Associate AttorneyLopez & Hodes1999 - 2002
AttorneyUnited States Attorney's Office1998 - 1998
Associate AttorneyHarney Law Firm1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Irish American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The OC GavelNumerous Articles2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University College CorkLaw (Cum Laude)LL.B - Bachelor of Laws1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Know Your Legal RightsElder Legal Rights Seminar2014