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  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Litigation: 35%
  3. Ethics: 20%
  4. Real Estate: 5%

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Burton, Volkmann & Schmal, LLP

133 Mission Street Suite 102
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner/OwnerBurton, Schmal & DiBenedetto, LLP2008 - Present
Partner/OwnerBurton, Volkmann & Schmal, LLP1997 - 2008
Partner (originally associate)Gassett, Perry & Frank1974 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Cruz County Bar AssociationDirector2010 - Present
Monterey County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Santa Cruz County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1991 - Present
Santa Cruz County Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and NevadaMember1980 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1974 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor (summa cum laude)1974
Santa Clara UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Santa Rosa Junior CollegeLiberal StudiesAssociate of Arts1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly MCLE LuncheonPreventing Legal Malpractice2004
Monthly MCLE LuncheonProfessional Liability Litigation1999
Loss Prevention TrainingPreventing Legal Malpractice Claims1997
Loss Prevention TrainingPreventing Legal Malpractice Claims1996
All-Day SeminarPreventing Legal Malpractice Claims1995