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For almost a decade, Brian M. Burns has been defending clients and producing results. In certain cases, a waged war against the police and court system can be won even before it begins. Brian has prevailed in hundreds of criminal cases before trial by aggressive confrontation of illegal police procedures. When granted, evidence suppression motions render the prosecutions case useless. In addition, he argues his client’s position with the utmost force and hones in on fatal flaws in the prosecution’s case in order to facilitate positive results. Sometimes there are critical weaknesses in the prosecution’s evidence, it is Brian’s mission to identify and exploit these vulnerabilities. Finally, Brian enlightens court proceedings on the deceptiveness and dishonesty of accusing witnesses. All of these characteristics are vital to the success of a client’s case.


Criminal defense is an extremely specialized area of expertise and can be a pitfall for even the most seasoned attorney who does not practice much criminal defense. When your liberty and freedom are at stake, you need to retain an attorney who has fought wars with hundreds of District and City Attorneys. Brian devotes almost his sole practice to criminal defense and he is eager and willing to continuously perfect his abilities on a daily basis. You need an aggressive and passionate attorney who vigorously fights for your rights.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
  3. Family: 10%



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Contact info

Burns Law Firm - P.C.

P.O. BOX 3313
Granada Hills, CA, 91394


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lead Counsel RatingLead Counsel Review Board2015
Pro Bono Honors Award - 300 Hours of ServiceThomas Jefferson School of Law2008
Departmental HonorsUniversity of San Diego2004
Departmental HonorsUniversity of San Diego2003
First HonorsUniversity of San Diego2003
Community Service Learning Volunteer of the YearUniversity of San Diego2003
First HonorsUniversity of San Diego2002
Recognition of Outstanding Merit and accomplishment as a studentWho's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges2002
First HonorsUniversity of San Diego2001
Outstanding Academic AchievementPresident's Education Awards Program1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentBurns Law Firm - Professional Corporation2015 - Present
Lead CounselLaw Office of Earl Carter and Associates2009 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2010
Alpha Nu of California - International Sociology Honor SocietyMember2003 - Present
The National Society of Collegiate ScholarsVolunteer2002 - Present
Make-a-Wish FoundationVolunteer1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Domestic ViolenceDismissal
Domestic ViolenceDismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law - NewspaperAcademic Success2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of San DiegoSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law - New Student OrientationAcademic Success in Law School2008