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Family is a top priority for me.   I have been in practice with my husband since 1983, and three of our four children are attorneys in our office. My mother and my son-in-law also work with our office.  .    Our employees are also considered to be part of our family,  and even some of their relatives work for us.    Since family is so important to  me, I want to help my estate planning clients protect and provide fo their families.


Community involvement and being a volunteer are also important to me.  I am on the GRANADA HILLS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION,   GRANADA HILLS SOUTH NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL,  and a past pesident of the GRANADA HILLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.   


i am lucky to practice  in an area of law, and a location, that I love.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 30%
    39 years
  2. Trusts: 30%
    39 years
  3. Estate Planning: 30%
    39 years
  4. Elder Law: 10%
    34 years



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • James Patrick Shea

    I happily endorse Ms. Bursk. When I needed a relatively complex trust, I went to her. As a lawyer myself, I had heard much about her skills. Everything I heard turned out to be true. She is an excellent attorney.


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  • Jennifer Anne Ruiz

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Contact info

Law Offices of Savin & Bursk

10663 Yarmouth Ave
Granada Hills, CA, 91344

Law Offices of Savin & Bursk

17337 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 200
Encino, CA, 91316



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Certified SpecialistState Bar of California2016
10.0 RatingAVVO2016
Gil Benjamin Citizen of the YearGranada Hills Chamber of Commerce2014
Small Business AwardUnited Chambers of Commerce of San Fernando Valley2010
Civic Leaders 2010 Leaders of CharacterBoy Scouts of America2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of Savin and Bursk1983 - Present
Volunteer mediator with CourtLaw Offices of Savin & Bursk2008 - 2016
Associate AttorneyPatterson, Neavitt & St. Ours1982 - 1983
Assistant Inheritance Tax AttorneyState Controller Inheritance Tax Dept1977 - 1982
Law Clerk/attorneyLaw Offices Thomasset & Thomasset1975 - 1977
Association namePosition nameDuration
The State Bar of California Estate Planning, Trust, & Probate LawCertified Specialist1991 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member1976 - Present
Granada Hills Chamber of CommercePast PresidentN/A
Granada Hills Business Improvement DistrictBoard MemberN/A
Granada Hills South Neighborhood CouncilBoard Member, Commercial Property RepresentativeN/A
CEB - Continuing Education of the BarSpeakerN/A
Woodland Hills Estate Planning CouncilFormer Secretary, memberN/A
San Fernando Valley Estate Planning CouncilmemberN/A
Southern California Coucil of Elder Law AttorneysPast President, charter memberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
constructive trust casesuccessful
Will contestVerdict finding Will was forgery, invalid
conservatorship defensejudge verdict denying conservatorship
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Applicants' Attorneys Association (CAAA)Special Needs Trust2016
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
California State University, NorthridgePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
California State University, NorthridgeAccountingstudies in master of accounting programN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
California Applicants' Attorneys AssociationSpecial Needs Trust2016
State Bar of California, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Planning the Small to Mid Size Estate2013
State Bar of California, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Enhancing Communication Between Lawyer and Client in Estate Planning2012
California Continuing Education of the BarDrafting Revocable Trusts II: Focus on Tricky Clasues2011
California Continuing Education of the BarDrafting Revocable Trusts I: The Basics2011
California Continuing Education of the BarPlanning for the Small and Mid-Size Estate2008
California Continuing Education of the BarEstate Planning for the Blended Family2008
California Continuing Education of the BarFundamentals of Estate Planning2008
California Continuing Education of the BarBasics of Drafting Revocable Trusts2006
California Continuing Education of the BarFundamentals of Estate Planning2005
California Continuing Education of the BarFundamentals of Estate Planning2002
California Continuing Education of the BarBasic Trust Drafting: The Essentials of Trust Planning; Basic Trust Drafting: The Drafting Process2002
California Continuing Education of the BarBasics of Drafting Revocable Trusts1999