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Practice Areas


  1. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 50%
    5 years
  2. Business: 40%
    5 years
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 5%
    5 years
  4. Employment & Labor: 5%
    5 years

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  • Monica Burneikis

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Contact Info

Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, Inc.

60 South Market Street, Suite 1400
San Jose, CA, 95113-2396



Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2015
Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice LawCalifornia Board of Legal Specialization2014
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2012
CALI Award for Commercial Law: SalesChicago-Kent College of Law2000
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderHoge Fenton Jones & Appel2010 - Present
Professor of LawLincoln Law School2007 - Present
Associate AttorneyHoge Fenton Jones & Appel2005 - 2010
Associate AttorneyBustamante O'Hara & Gagliasso2002 - 2005
Judicial Extern to Hon. William J. HibblerU.S. District Court, Nothern District of Illinois2000 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember, Executive Committee of the Legal Malpractice Section2014 - Present
California State Bar's Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC)Member2011 - 2014
Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers [APRL]Member2009 - Present
Cambrian Center Board of DirectorsDirector2008 - 2010
Community Leadership San Jose-Silicon ValleyGraduate2007 - 2008
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Amicus Committee of the Silicon Valley Campaign for Legal ServicesMember (Co-Chair 2008, 2009)2006 - 2010
Publication NameTitleDate
California Bar JournalAvoiding and addressing unexpected ethics issues at trial2014
San Francisco Attorney, published by The Bar Association of San FranciscoAvoiding Ethics Speed Traps on the Internet Highway2013
California Bar JournalJoint representation: ethical implications and challenges2013
San Francisco Daily JournalBe Tech Smart: Protecting Your Client Communications2011
CEB’s Telephone Topic Newsletter for the Continuing Education of the Bar, Volume 25Time to Give Your Fee Agreement a Check-up?2007
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of California - IrvineCriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Solo and Small Firm SummitComplex Issues with the Attorney-Client Privilege2014
Pension, Profit-Sharing, Welfare, and Other Compensation PlansEthics for Employee Benefits Lawyers2014
MCLE Marathon LiveThe Latest Developments in Legal Ethics2014
Funky Credit DayAt the Intersection of Ethics and Technology2014
Ethics CLEEthics of Social Media/Attorney Rating Websites: 15 Tips for Ethically Using Technology to Market and Enhance Your Practice2014
Ethics CLEAvoiding Ethics Speed Traps on the Internet Highway2014
Eighteenth Annual Ethics SymposiumTrial Ethics: Don't Risk Your Soul to Win a Point2014
CLE WebinarTrial Ethics2014
CLE WebinarCrisis Management for In-House Counsel: Data Breaches, Disasters, Fraud, Government Investigations and More2014
Sunnyvale Cupertino Bar AssociationElimination of Bias: From the Woman Lawyer’s Perspective2013
State Bar of California's Annual Taxation ConferenceEthics: The Estate Planner Roadmap to Navigating Conflicts2013
State Bar of California's 86th Annual MeetingConflicts 201: Beyond the Basics2013
Sonoma County Women in LawEthically Lawyering Against a Pro Per2013
Santa Clara County Legal Professionals AssociationEthics Updates for Legal Professionals2013
Santa Clara County Bar Association's MCLE Live DayLegal Ethics; 3 Hours2013
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationThe Nuts & Bolts of Litigating Against Vexatious Litigants2013
Pilot Legis Member ConferenceNew Client Intake Procedures2013
California State Bar’s Seventeenth Annual Statewide Ethics SymposiumSticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, But Your Own Words (and Conduct) Might Really Hurt You2013
Berkeley-Albany Bar AssociationEthical Risk Management2013
Bay Area APALSA (Asian Pacific-Islander American Law Students Association) Annual MeetingEthics and Social Media2013
Bar Association of San FranciscoEthical Collections and Fee Arbitration2013
Bar Association of San FranciscoEthics: Non-Traditional Payment Methods2013
Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association CLEEliminating Bias: Exploring Practical Solutions for Real Life Situations2012
State Bar of California 85th Annual MeetingConflicts 101: How to Identify and Deal with Them2012
Santa Clara County Bar Association CLEState Bar Discipline System: How to Avoid it, How to Deal With it if You Must2012
Santa Clara County Association of Legal ProfessionalsEthics for Legal Professionals2012
San Fracisco County Bar Association (BASF) CLE ProgramEthics of Social Media for Lawyers2012
Legal Series: Ethics for Attorneys: Hot Topics in 2012 LIVE WebcastEthics for Attorneys2012
Brown Bag CLE ProgramConflicts of Interest2012
Brown Bag CLE PresentationEthics + Technology2012
Brown Bag PresentationAttorney Ethics: New Developments and Old Concepts Revisited2011
Santa Clara County Legal Professionals Assoc.Ethics Update2010
Annual 3-in-12010 Ethics Updates2010
Santa Clara County Bar Association CLEEthics & Hot Topics2009
Santa Clara County Bar Association CLEAssociates and Ethics: Examining the “Subordinate Lawyer’s” Dilemma2009
Santa Clara County Bar Association CLEAttorney Advertising: How the Ethics Rules Apply to Marketing Your Practice on the Internet and Beyond2008
East Alameda County Bar Association CLE2007 Ethics Update2007