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Robert Andrew Michael Burns

Family Attorney at Ocean Beach (San Diego), CA

4.5   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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Location

Law Offices of Robert Burns
4877 Voltaire Street
Ocean Beach (San Diego), CA, 92107

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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
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Posted by Andy | August 27, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Patient and knowledgeable !
He reply my questions in detail. His Guidance is valuable. I can't hire him because we are in different cities. He should be a judge. We need more of this gentleman.
Posted by Rik | September 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Robert Burns Attorney 100% Professional
I would recommend Robert Burns, He helped me with a felony arrest 1999. and in 2004. Robert listened to my side of the story and Robert negotiated my case with the prosecution lawyers and went from a felony to misdemeanor probation in 20 minutes. Now for the personal side. Were neighbors and I dont think he remembers me however I was trying to move my truck because of street cleaning and it wouldnt start. True story from half a block away Robert came up and suggested to push the truck to other side to a garage. He helped me push my truck down the street in his fancy dress shoes. Roberts act of kindness blew me away
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Posted by Stephanie | June 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MAGNIFICENT CALI LAWYER !!!
Exceptional service for personal injury case ! Always on top of his game ! Punctual, accurate, positive, consistent, detailed, informative, and effective !! I consulted and retained this attorney. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!!!!
Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you!
I met with Robert today and I was very satisfied with what I heard. He made me feel welcome, answered my questions and really helped me make the best decision for my case. I will be retaining him moving forward based on a very productive to the point and honest meeting. Thank you Robert for helping me.
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you so much!
You helped my son know exactly how to handle his upcoming case. Child custody is a horrible trauma for everyone, and I appreciate your kindness.
Posted by Lisa | June 20, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Brilliant Attorney!
Mr. Burns helped my family back in 2015 while we were trying to find my grand kids. Their dad had not returned them after a weekend visit and left Ca. Being exhausted from all the dead ends and Escondido police turning their back on us, I called Robert Burns. He schooled me, scolded me and guided me.. to me snapping out of my misery into us getting the kids back. Mr. Burns is an Absolutely Amazing attorney. THANK YOU Robert Burns.❤
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury Case Slip n Fall.
I hired Attorney Robert Burns to litigate my Slip n Fall injury, to my Satisfaction he was able to Win me an out of court settlement.
Posted by Cassie | July 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Smart Man!
He helped me with advice when I was getting nowhere! I want to hire him!
Posted by Hemant Pandya | June 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good guidance
I got the correct guidance on what can I do and what I can not do.
Posted by Aimee May | March 4, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and expert attorney
Attorney burns provide me with to the facts in answering my questions. I would have loved to hire him in my child custody case. I recommend him if you are looking for someone who genuinely cares.
Response from Robert Burns March 6, 2017
Thank you. Your warm words are greatly appreciated.
Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Attorney Burns was gracious, generous, thorough, considerate - spared no aspect of his expertise/talent in helping lead me through my issue - much gratitude to this classy San Diego attorney.
Posted by Kristin | November 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OB Law is OB Excellent!
Although I am just at the beginning stages of my case, Robert Burns of OB Law was a great choice out of a seemingly endless sea of lawyers. He has been prompt with correspondence, he explained what is expected of me (as a plaintiff) and what can be expected as an outcome in a way which was both effective and clear without being condescending. I was truly impressed by the way he not only went out of his way, on his own time, to not only check out the area where I sustained my injury, but he actually took photos to assist me in me description of the incident. Most of all, I LOVE the fact that he lives and works in O.B. THANKS AVVO FOR INTRODUCING US!
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2015
My experience on Avo and in Pro-per
If I could I would have hired this lawyer. In my personal family law case, Andrew Burns has helped me become more knowledgeable about it without giving advice since we do not have the attorney/client relationship. He knows his stuff from what I can tell and I would have never considered some aspects of my case had he not mentioned a few legal terms that ended up pertaining to my case. Knowledgable guy.
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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Rude
I asked a very simple, clear question and it was met with extreme sarcasm, rudeness and unprofessionalism. Which is completely unnecessary! In all fairness, I rather have received no response than what this man left. I will certainly be sharing this experience with others. Unbelievable!!!!
Response from Robert Burns December 11, 2023
It's simply amazing that Avvo allows the posting of a "review" by an anonymous person with no ability for me or viewers to read the dialogue supposedly prompting the "review". Unless/until this is essential unfairness is corrected, I'll operate on the basis that this was the post which was removed (and thus cannot be viewed) after being flagged by another attorney who claimed that the poster attacked both of our wives (I am unmarried by the way but the poster hallucinated a wife for me anyway). There are very few really bad apples posting here but that was one of them.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
RUDE , DISMISSIVE
FYI , ALOT OF BLIND PEOPLE TYPE IN BOLD PRINT . WHY BOTHER LEAVING A RUDE COMMENT ? PERSONALLY I DONT HAVE THE TIME TO WASTE IN A DAY LIKE THAT. INFACT REPLYING TO THIS IS TAKING WAY TO MUCH TIME.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Solo practitioner
  • Law Offices of Robert Burns
  • 1980 - Present
  • Director of the South Bay Community Law Centers
  • Pro*Tech
  • 1980 - 1980
  • Organizer & Lawyer
  • U.S.A. Action, Volunteers in Service to America
  • 1980 - 1981

Education

  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Imperial Valley College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Erin Millstein and David Millstein v. Jonathan Glasier, Elizabeth Glasier
  • Amicable settlement in mediation
  • In the Matter of the Trust of Arthur F. Wollgast, Dated 3/9/1992, Restated 6/20/2001
  • Successful
  • In re Petition to Administer the Estate of: Arthur F. Wollgast, Decedent.
  • Successful probate with defense against nuisance creditor claims and coordination with Trust and close out of conservatorship.
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Associations

  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Ocean Beach Networking Group
  • Update on California Cannabis Licensing Law
  • 2018
  • Celebrate the Constitution!
  • Constitutional Rights
  • 2018
  • Ocean Beach Networking Group
  • Cannabis Law addressing Prop 64, drafting flaws, retroactive changes, and interplay with the older Prop. 215, legislative tinkering, Federal criminal law, and hope for commerce in cannabis including industrial hemp.
  • 2017
  • Ocean Beach Networking Group
  • Principal legal issues facing musicians busking in the City of San Diego
  • 2017
  • Ocean Beach Historical Society
  • O.B. Activism in My Activist Youth
  • 2017
  • Celebrate the Constitution!
  • Constitutional Rights
  • 2017
  • Ocean Beach Networking Group
  • Anatomy of an Automobile-Collision Claim
  • 2016
  • Celebrate the Constitution!
  • Constitutional Rights
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (50)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Burns provides a much-needed service on Avvo and donates time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is clear from Robert's education, experience and responses on AVVO that he is a knowledgeable and capable advocate who cares about his clients. I endorse this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He gives the same advice when called upon that I myself have given many times to clients in similar situations"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Burns provides great advice to those in need. He takes time out of his day to answer questions on AVVO and point people in the right direction."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Burns provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Robert for years and years. I see him in action down at the court house. Always does a great job for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers to questions posed are very informative and well thought out."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Burns vast experience and wealth of knowledge make him an excellent criminal defense attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. His legal skill and qualifications are apparent in the responses to questions posted on this website. His analyses invariably focus directly on the important issues in the various scenarios discussed here."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I was sure I had recommended Mr. Burns by now, but my error. He is known among his Avvo colleagues for his accurate, analytic answers customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Entertainment Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The information and advice offered by Mr. Ballard are consistently accurate, analytic and tailored to the needs of askers in this forum."
Family Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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