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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    29 years
  2. Trusts: 30%
    24 years
  3. Prenuptials: 10%
    14 years
  4. Probate: 10%
    34 years

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  • Kristin M. Kaminski

    David is an excellent estate planning attorney and mentor. I was privileged to have worked under him. He is compassionate, pays close attention to detail, and comes up with creative solutions to meet his clients' unique family needs. I endorse this lawyer.


    Kristin Kaminski Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Alexis Gresham Ortega

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    Alexis Ortega Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

The Burton Law Firm

3741 Douglas Blvd
Suite 320
Roseville, CA, 95661

The Burton Law Firm

555 University Ave
STE #275
Sacramento, CA, 95825



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Trust & Probate LawState Bar of California2003
FellowEsperti Peterson Insitute, Global Center of Wealth Strategies Planning2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Burton Law Firm2011 - Present
AttorneyKelly Law Firm1994 - 2011
PartnerNossaman, LLP1991 - 1994
PartnerTurner & Sullivan1981 - 1991
General CounselIntercoast Investments1977 - 1981
AssociateRutherford and Rutherford1972 - 1977
PartnerFerguson & Kelly1968 - 1972
Deputy Attorney GeneralAttorney General Of California1965 - 1968
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Placer Estate Planning CouncilMember2010 - Present
Sacramento Estate Planning CouncilMember2008 - Present
Placer County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
State Bar of California, Trusts and Estate SectionMember1998 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1965 - Present
Placer Community FoundationArt Endowment Committee Chair2010 - 2011
Sacramento Estate Planning CouncilBoard Member2009 - 2011
Roseville ArtsPresident-Elect2002 - 2003
Sacramento County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionChair1995 - 1996
Roseville ArtsBoard Member1993 - 2007
Big Brothers and Big SistersBoard Member1982 - 1990
Publication nameTitleDate
EPI, Inc.Generations1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Esperti Peterson InstituteAdvanced Estate PlanningOther - Masters2000
Stanford Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1964
Stanford UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1962
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Planned Giving ForumAssisting Clients on Charitable Giving2007