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I am a fantastic attorney. My rating is misleading. I was disciplined by the state bar. However the circumstances were exigent and I had to choose between a client’s urgent needs or my possible discipline. In 2004 I submitted my proof of my continuing education to the State Bar. Before I received confirmation that they had approved my proof, I was notified that there was an emergency Summary Judgment hearing in my firm the next morning. I was the only attorney could make the appearance. I appeared and prevailed in the case. The opposing counsel reported me to the State Bar for appearing in court before my continuing education was approved. They were approved a day after the hearing. Never-the-less, two-years after the incident, in 2006, I was suspended for 30-Days. 

I have a great family with a wife and three kids. I have law offices in Newport Beach and Salt Lake City. I run half-marathons with my wife and 14-year old daughter. We spend most of our vacation time in National Parks to hike.  


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 20%
    10 years, 140 cases
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
    16 years, 75 cases
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    16 years, 100 cases
  4. Contracts: 20%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Business: 20%
    16 years, 60 cases



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Jackie P Ferrari

    Mr. Burt is an excellent attorney. I have appeared for him many times on bankruptcy matters and his petition preparation and accompanying legal documents are beyond thorough. Mr. Burt is always available if communication is necessary, which is an important asset for an attorney to have. I highly recommend Mr. Burt.


    Jackie Ferrari Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Frederick E. Mackraz

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Frederick Mackraz Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

3991 Macarthur Blvd Ste 400
Orange County, CA, 92660



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Discipline with Actual Suspension
    issued in CA, 2006


    This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

    John’s comment: “I’m a fantastic attorney. In 2004 I appeared in a Summary Judgment Hearing before the bar approved my proof of continuing education. I believed the bar had already accepted proof. The day after the hearing, the bar approved my proof of continuing education. I was suspended two years later for 30-days for making the appearance before the bar approved the continuing education.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Juris Prudence Award -Corporate LawWest Publishing2000
AM JUR - Contract LawWest Publishing2000
Top 7% Graduating ClassWestern State University1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior CounselInhouse Attorneys, P.C.2004 - Present
Corporate CounselHon Hai Precision Industries, Ltd.2001 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Department of Real EstateReal Estate Broker2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2005 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2003 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted Attorney2001 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaLicensed Attorney2000 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of CaliforniaN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Express Manufacturing, Inc. v. Celerity, Inc.; Brooks Instrument LLCFavorable Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Corporate Law ForumDomestic and Foreign Asset Protection Strategies2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Volunteer Professional ResourcesBankuptcy and Credit2010