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Mr. Jack McRae has been a licensed attorney in the State of California since 1997. His practice concentrates exclusively in the area of Family Law. Family Law includes such areas as divorce; child custody; parenting time; spousal and child support; property division; division of retirement benefits; tax consequences of divorce; mediation and arbitration; annulments; paternity; change of domicile; grandparent’s rights; domestic violence; and post-judgment proceedings.Mr. McRae has a diverse background which included high net worth estate planning as well as an earlier career as an executive in the field of Information Technology. Having received numerous Best Speaker Awards at competitive events, he has been a popular keynote speaker on a variety of topics related to law, ethics, terrorism, and information technology.Mr. McRae received his Juris Doctorate degree from the highly esteemed Trinity Law School (formerly the Simon Greenleaf School of Law), and his law practice upholds the highest ethical values that are stressed in that environment. Jack McRae has a unique philosophy in handling Family Law matters. He believes that every client deserves individual attention and the best representation possible. Based upon this philosophy, he has developed a successful Family Law practice. He also recognizes the emotional trauma and pain individuals suffer when going through a divorce. As a result, he offers his clients the time and the experience necessary to guide them through one of the most difficult experiences in their lives. In every case, Mr. McRae first attempts to bring about a quick, civilized, fair, and inexpensive resolution. However, if that cannot be accomplished, Mr. McRae offers appropriate professional representation.


Mr. McRae has developed a reputation as an ethical advocate in the area of Family Law, and also in attending to the individual needs of his clients. His express intention is to provide legal counsel efficiently, effectively, and inexpensively.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 45%
  2. Family: 45%
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%



Hourly ($110-375/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Burlison Law Group

1250 E. Walnut Ave #140
Pasadena, CA, 91106


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Exemplary ServiceL.A. County Sheriff's Department2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselBurlison Law Group2012 - Present
Managing PartnerSperry VanNess McRae2004 - 2012
Sr. Vice PresidentComputer Associates International2001 - 2004
Director of SystemsCity of Los Angeles1982 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAttorney Member1998 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAttorney Member1998 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionMember1997 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1996 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The BackupExpose on Digital Exposure2013
Thin Blue LineDigital Data2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Simon Greenleaf School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
California State UniversityBusiness Information SystesmBS - Bachelor of Science1982