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Roberta represents U.S. and international companies and executives in employment law, business law and entertainment law matters, including litigation and transactional matters.


Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
    7 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    7 years
  3. Business: 15%
    7 years
  4. Technology Law: 15%
    7 years

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  • Terri Hilliard Olson

    I endorse this lawyer. I have reviewed several clients and friends and they got wonderful results.


    Terri Hilliard Olson Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Diedre Wachbrit Braverman

    Roberta Burnette is a fine attorney who knows her practice area. She keeps her clients on the cutting edge of legal developments and ensures that they know how to apply the sometimes-complicated area of employment law to protecting their own businesses. She is the first attorney I turn to whenever I have an employment law question, and I fully endorse her excellent work.


    Diedre Braverman Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Dentons US LLP

601 South Figueroa Street, Suite 2500
Los Angeles, CA, 90017


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2013
Order of Distinguished AttorneysBeverly Hills Bar Association2013
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
CounselDentons US LLP2012 - Present
Managing AttorneyBurnette Law Firm1997 - 2012
Labor Counsel, City Attorney's OfficeCity of Fort Collins, Colorado1994 - 1996
Senior AssociateOrrick Herrington & Sutcliffe1993 - 1994
Senior AssociateRodi Pollock Pettker Galbraith & Phillips, PC1991 - 1993
AssociateMusick Peeler & Garrett1987 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Rotary InternationalMember2008 - 2010
Solo & Small Firm Practice Section, State Bar of CaliforniaChair2007 - 2008
East County Bar AssociationPresident2006 - 2009
Employment Law Section, Ventura County BarChair2005 - 2011
Professionals in Human Resources AssociationMember2003 - Present
CPA/Law Society of Ventura CountyMember2003 - 2011
American Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Big News, State Bar of CaliforniaFederal Court Practice for State Court Civil Practitioners2009
California Bar JournalHot Button Issues: From Dress Codes to Grooming to Ethnicity, Federal and State Laws Offer Protections for Employees2007
State Bar of CaliforniaClock Therapy: Psychology of the Passage of Time2007
Workforce ManagementWalking Out On Wages: Work Goes On During Virtual Strike2005
State Bar of CaliforniaTheft of Personal Data: Business Reporting Requirements for Breach of Computer Security2004
Publication UnknownGetting Started: Practical, Step-by-Step Help to Begin an Employee Handbook2004
UnknownCAL-OSHA: Workplace Safety and Health Compliance and Inspections under the California Occupational Safety and Health Act2004
State Bar of CaliforniaTwo Headed Monster: Unfair Competition Law Claims Overlap Other Workplace Lawsuits2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nebraska College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of Nebraska, LincolnCommunicationsMA - Masters Coursework1984
Augustana College (Sioux Falls, SD)CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Employment Law UpdateSettling Employment Law Cases2011
Section Education InstituteDeal or No Deal: Mediating Employment Cases2009
Annual Meeting, State Bar of CaliforniaEmployment Mediation: Strategies for Success2009
Annual Meeting, State Bar of CaliforniaHot Button Workplace Bias Issues2009
Education Institute, State Bar of CaliforniaTax Consequences of Settlement Agreements2008
Annual Program, Ventura County Paralegal AssocUnderstanding Workplace Bias Laws2008
Annual Program, District Attorney's Office, San Bernadino CountyHot Button Workplace Bias Issues2008
Annual Meeting State Bar of CaliforniaFederal Court Practice2008
Section Education Institute, State Bar of CaliforniaIndependent Contractors vs. Employees: Legal Implications2007
Annual Meeting State Bar of CaliforniaEmployment Law Tricks and Traps for Law Firms2007