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Monica Burneikis

Personal injury Attorney at Oakland, CA

4.7   3 reviews

also known as Monica Justine Burneikis

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Monica

Learn Monica’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    Specializing in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death.

    19 years

  2. Wrongful death
    50%
    Specializing in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death.

    19 years

Monica Burneikis was born in San Jose, California in 1978 and received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science from San Jose State University in 2001. Ms. Burneikis went on to attend Santa Clara University School of Law on a Dean's Fellowship Scholarship and obtained her Juris Doctor in 2005.

In 2005, Ms. Burneikis began her practice at Sheuerman, Martini & Tabari, a respected medical malpractice defense firm in San Jose. In 2007, she moved to one of the largest law firm in San Jose, Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, where she initially handled a variety of legal cases. Ms Burneikis quickly discovered her passion for representing victims of injury and became one of Hoge Fenton's few plaintiffs' personal injury attorneys. In 2012, Ms. Burneikis moved her practice to San Francisco and joined Meisel & Krentsa, a firm that exclusively practices personal injury. Ms. Burneikis became a named partner at Meisel, Krentsa & Burneikis in 2015. In 2020, Ms. Burneikis made the decision to leave her firm and open her own practice, becoming the Founder and Lead Trial Counsel at Burneikis Law, P.C.

Ms. Burneikis' practice is dedicated to representing victims who have been injured at the hands of others. Ms. Burneikis has achieved several multi-million-dollar results for her clients and has an extensive trial portfolio. She takes pride in providing outstanding service and achieving the best possible outcome for all of her clients.

Each year from 2020 through 2022, Ms. Burneikis has been selected to the Northern California Super Lawyer list. Being named a “Super Lawyer” is an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in their practice. Super Lawyers are selected using a patented multiphase selection process. In order to be considered, a lawyer must be nominated by their peers. After the nomination is received, the candidate is evaluated on twelve indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The final published list of Super Lawyers represents no more than 5% of lawyers in the state.

In 2019, 2021 and 2022, Ms. Burneikis was selected by The National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 National Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers.

In 2020, 2021 and 2022, Ms. Burneikis was named one of America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys. She was also named by San Francisco Magazine as one of the Top Attorneys in Northern California.

In 2018, Ms. Burneikis was the only female finalist for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association's Trial Lawyer of the Year Award.

In 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Ms. Burneikis was selected to the Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Stars list. The final published list of Rising Stars represents no more than 2.5% of lawyers in the state.

In 2014, Ms. Burneikis was granted lifetime membership into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership includes many of the top trial lawyers in the country and requires the attorney to have demonstrated an ability to accomplish superior results in complex cases. Membership is based on strict objective qualifications and is limited to attorneys who have won million-dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. Lawyers are granted membership into this esteemed organization.

In 2011, Ms. Burneikis served as the President of the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, and on the Board of Governors between 2009 and 2011. Ms. Burneikis previously served in the Santa Clara County Bar Association on the Judiciary Committee, the Board of Trustees, and as chair of both the Lawyer Referral Committee and the Civil Practice Committee.

Ms. Burneikis is a current member of The State Bar of California, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California, and the American Association for Justice.

Ms. Burneikis is admitted to practice law before all courts in California, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Location

Burneikis Law
66 Franklin Street
Third Floor
Oakland, CA, 94607

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is the BEST!
Monica is AMAZING! We are so happy to have met her and so glad she was by our side during a very difficult time. She made us feel like her priority in every interaction. She was always available for any questions or concerns.
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great professional
Monica is currently representing me and my complicated cases. Monica is great at responding, but, follow up is not the best! A great attitude and professional at all times, with a good ear. I really appreciate having Monica as my lawyer and would recommend her services to the moon and back!
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2015
Recommended
Monica is quick in her follow-ups and good at briefing before important meetings. I find her friendly and attentive. Although I wish there was more clarity regarding details of compensation and updated statuses of how my year long case was going, I felt that I could trust Monica to fight for what I deserved.

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 28%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Burneikis Law
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Meisel, Krentsa & Burneikis
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Senior Litigation Attorney
  • Meisel & Krentsa
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Senior Litigation Associate
  • Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, Inc.
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Sheuerman, Martini & Tabari
  • 2005 - 2007
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Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • San Jose State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Caric Chow, Saerom Park, Yu Liao Peng v. Michael John Bitanga, Erik Manuel Beteran, Rosa Melero
  • $1,585,000.00 mediated settlement
  • Hui Lan Qui v. George Leo Ahrens
  • $500,000 settlement
  • Su Mah and Stephen Huang v. Jordan M. Assaf and Ben Assaf
  • $1,555,000 mediated settlement

Associations

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 2012 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Civil Practice Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2008 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
  • America's Top 100
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Attorneys in Northern California
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Honors Moot Court Participant
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • 2004
  • Dean's Fellowship Scholarship
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • MCLE Presentation
  • 3:10 to Discoveryville
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
Endorse Monica
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Friend
"Great instincts and gets results for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Oakland Personal injury Lawyer Monica Burneikis
Monica Burneikis
Personal injury Attorney
Oakland, CA
Licensed for 18 years