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The Law Office of John Burton is an affordable solutions-oriented intellectual property and business law firm that understands the heart and mind of the entrepreneur. John has extensive practice experience in intellectual property, information technology, Internet law and e-commerce transactions, trade secrets and confidentiality restrictions. Through the experienced use of intellectual property law, John counsels his clients how to identify, secure, protect and exploit their valuable assets.

The Law Office of John Burton also provides in-depth legal and business counseling to his clients on a wide variety of complex commercial transactions including asset and commercial purchase, manufacturing and distribution, real estate and other related matters.

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Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 25%
  2. Contracts: 15%
  3. Corporate: 10%
  4. General Practice: 10%
  5. Other: 40%
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14802 N. 47th Place
Phoenix, AZ, 85032


AZActive 198904/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
California Western School of Law FacultyCopyright Award1981
American Society of Composers, Authors, and PublishersSecond Prize in Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition for a Meritorious Paper on the Subject of Copyright Law1980
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderThe Law Office of John Burton, PLLC2010 - Present
Senior AttorneyDavis Miles, PLLC2007 - 2009
Equity PartnerWinsor Law Firm2005 - 2007
Senior AssociateSchmeiser, Olsen & Watts2003 - 2005
MemberO'Connor Cavanagh/Greenberg Traurig LLP1998 - 2002
Senior AttorneyGreyhound Corp./Dial Corp./Viad Corp1988 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal CourtN/A1995 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaN/A1989 - Present
U.S. District Court District of ArizonaN/A1989 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th CircuitN/A1989 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationN/A1982 - Present
U.S. District Court District of ColoradoN/A1982 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th CircuitN/A1982 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
WebProNews.comWhat is Fair Use?2010
Internet PublicationCan My Website Get Me In Trouble?2008
Illinois CLEConflicts in Cyberspace -- Strategies for Trademark Owners (Co-Author)2002
United States Trademark Association State Trademark Law HandbookAuthored 2 chapters - Colorado Fictitious Name Statutes and Colorado Right of Publicity1986
Big Foot PressJury Instructions In Intellectual Property CasesN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of Colorado - BoulderFinanceBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Davis Mills PLLCIntellectual Property Law Primer2009
Winsor Law Firm PLCAvoiding Conflicts of Interest2005
Davis Miles PLLCProtecting Your Business and Brand Names2005
Maricopa County Bar Association CLE SeminarLegal Pitfalls in Cyberspace2003
State Bar of Arizona SeminarIntellectual Property Law Basics2002
Enterprise NetworkDomain Names and Trademarks Compared2001
Greenberg Traurig LLPCopyrights Explained2000