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I'm a personal injury attorney and trial lawyer. I represent plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death matters throughout Texas and California.




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  1. Personal Injury: 34%
    13 years
  2. Brain Injury: 33%
    13 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 33%
    13 years

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Brett. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Damian R. Castaneda

    I endorse this lawyer. If you have a personal injury matter, Mr. Burlison is an excellent choice because he used to be an insurance defense lawyer. Most personal injury actions are handled by insurance companies. So it's a benefit to have someone who has worked for an insurance company—he knows how they think and what motivates them to settle. He also has an informative blog which he regularly updates with topics related to personal injury.


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Contact info

Law Office Of Brett A. Burlison

One Market
Spear Tower 36th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94105


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200210/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Super Lawyer Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
SuperLawyer Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial LawyerLaw Office of Brett A. Burlison2008 - Present
Trial LawyerAcher Norris2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Palo Alto Area Bar AssociationDirector Trial Practice Forum2009 - Present
Palo Alto Area Bar AssociationPast Vice President2009 - 2011
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember2008 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaN/A2004 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A2002 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Texas System, AustinGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Marketing for Small and Medium Sized Law Firms in a Technology Driven AgeMarketing And Social Media2012
Federal Preemption After Wyeth v. LevineFederal Preemption2010
California State Bar Annual ConventionSocial Networking for Attorneys2010
Voir Dire - Old School vs New SchoolVoir Dire - Picking Jurries2009