Robert Carlin Burlison Jr.

Robert Carlin Burlison Jr.

Managing Partner
Location:
Pasadena, California
Phone:
866-591-3692
Fax:
818-949-4925
Email:
Robert C. Burlison, Jr. graduated from Hoover high school in Glendale, California, in 1971 and attended the College of the Holy Cross outside Boston, Massachusetts on a Navy ROTC scholarship. In 1977, Burlison entered law school back in his home state of California at the Pepperdine University School of Law, and entered the practice of law in California in 1981.  He first practiced as a civil defense counsel with the firm of Lynberg & Nelsen [now Lynberg & Watkins], emphasizing defense of insured interests, including general liability and real estate interests.  In 1986, Burlison formed his own firm, Burlison & Luostari, which in 2010 was renamed Burlison Law Group, APC.  In 1990, Burlison received his certification in mediation from the Stauss Institute of Mediation studies at Pepperdine Law School, and has practiced as a mediator with Resolve Mediation Center since that time.  Burlison has personally tried, arbitrated and settled in excess of a thousand cases in his years as a litigator and has mediated cases of every size and type.  On a personal note, Burlison is married to the former Lynder Altizer, with whom he has four children - 3 boys and 1 girl.  Burlison is licensed in the state and federal court in California and the 9th circuit and is a member of the United States Supreme Court.  He has been a member of many local bars and organizations, including being a Kiwanian for the last 25+ years.  During the summer of 2013, Burlison participated in a Kiwanian project by riding his BMW GTL 1600 motorcycle over 13,000 miles to a Kiwanis meeting in each of the 48 contiguous states, raising close to $40,000 for the Kiwanis eliminate project, an effort to eradicate tetanus worldwide.  He is a Guinness World Book record holder designate for the "longest continuous motorcycle ride all within one country" for this effort. 

Areas of Practice

  • 40% REAL ESTATE/BANKING CLAIMS - DEFENSE AND PROSECUTION
  • 20% CORPORATE LIABILITY CLAIMS - DEFENSE AND PROSECUTION
  • 20% PERSONAL INJURY
  • 10% OTHER TYPES OF CLAIMS - TRADEMARK, DISSOLUTION, ETC.
  • 10% WILLS AND TRUSTS

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Western District of California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D.
  • COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS, WORCESTER, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Major: POLITICAL SCIENCE

Representative Clients

  • BEVERLY LEE OF THE SHIRELLES
  • JIM BURTON, GUITARIST FOR ELVIS AND OTHERS

References

  • MCR CONSTRUCTION
  • WESTSIDE RECYCLING/LA CANADA WEST PROPS
  • LONE STAR BOATS/JEANNE PIPENBURG

Honors and Awards

  • GUINESS WORLD BOOK RECORD HOLDER DESIGNATE, 2013 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • GLENDALE BAR ASSOCIATION, 1981 - Present
  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION, 1981 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • LYNBERG & NELSEN, ASSOCIATE, 1981 - 1986

Pro Bono Activities

  • KIWANIS SERVICE CLUB, 1986 - Present