Paul J. Burkhart



For over 30 years, Paul Burkhart has engaged in a wide variety of legal experience and practice areas, including general civil litigation, personal injury for both plaintiffs and defendants, business and real property litigation, employment, environmental, insurance, public entity representation/municipal law, product defect litigation, professional liability/medical malpractice, civil rights, and workers’ compensation.

With experience in both State Court and Federal litigation, Burkhart has tried many jury and non-jury cases to completion, with a success rate of over 90 percent of verdicts favorable to his clients. He has also proven to be successful in the Courts of Appeal, with outstanding results in many of those cases. Burkhart is known for his proficiency as a negotiator having arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases.


  • California Southern Law School
    • Juris Doctorate - 1985
    • Bachelor of Science in Law - 1983
  • Brigham Young University
    • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science - 1979

Professional Affiliations

  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Former member of City of Riverside Environmental Protection Commission
  • Association of Southern California Defense Council
  • Defense Research Institute
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Federal Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • California: 1986
  • All U.S. District Courts, California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
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