Avi Burkwitz is an accomplished litigator who specializes in successfully leading defense teams from exhaustive pre-trial preparation through trial, resulting in favorable verdicts. Known for devising winning strategies, Mr. Burkwitz has become a highly sought-after defense attorney.
Since the founding of the firm in 2004, Mr. Burkwitz has led the firm’s employment litigation initiatives with particular emphasis on discrimination claims based upon sex, race, religion, national origin and pregnancy under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Fair Employment and Housing Act (DFEH). Additionally, he assists clients with Labor Commissioner claims and administrative hearings. Mr. Burkwitz also handles civil rights claims, including handling a significant amount of familial association cases arising from dependency related proceedings.
With an impressive string of success defending individuals, employers and public entities, Mr. Burkwitz has earned a solid reputation in the legal community for consistently delivering powerful and effective defenses for his clients facing complicated and highly-contested claims related to employment law, civil rights law, and professional negligence claims. Mr. Burkwitz has been the lead counsel in approximately 25 jury trials and has tried approximately 100 administrative hearings to conclusion. Mr. Burkwitz has also successfully argued before the California Appellate Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on multiple occasions.
Mr. Burkwitz graduated in 1995 with a B.A. from the California State University, Northridge. He obtained his Master’s degree from San Diego State University in 1997 and his Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern School of Law in 2001. He began his legal career the same year, litigating medical malpractice and personal injury claims.
In recognition of his impressive achievements and dedication, Mr. Burkwitz made partner in 2009. Mr. Burkwitz was accepted into the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates in 2017.