Our Services

Business Litigation

No one enters a deal thinking that it will go sour. But if it does, you want an advocate that is going to vigorously and creatively defend your business. A multitude of companies have looked to this firm to both protect its interests and assert its rights.

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Civil Appeals and Post-Judgment Motions

Notoriously difficult to navigate, the appeals process can be your second chance to turn a bad situation completely around. However, missteps can be fatal to your achieving the result you deserve. If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your case, you have options available if you can reach us in time.

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Transnational Matters

Mr. Burkley has spent years abroad and understands how cultural differences can play a role in resolving disputes. If your matter involves people or entities from more than one nation, you need an advocate that has a firm grasp of private international law, including such diverse areas as: international arbitration rules, international treaty provisions, admiralty law, choice-of-law provisions in international contracts, and international human rights protections.

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Criminal and Government Action Defense

Whether incarcerated or faced with civil suits, facing off against the government can be an isolating and confusing experience. Let us guide you through the process. Our focus is your freedom, your due process rights, and fairness for you.

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Wrongful Death Litigation

The simple fact is that money cannot replace the loss of a loved one. However, a substantial monetary judgment can prompt a party to make changes that ensure that no one else has to endure the pain that you have. If a family member has been the victim of a preventable death, contact us so that we can explore how we can help.

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Employment Contract Litigation

Your work has value. An employer who refuses to pay you has, in essence, taken something from you. Put simply, we can help you recover what is yours.

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Recent News

WHO’S WHERE?: Looking For A Uniform Rule In Granting Law Enforcement Authorizations For Smartphone Geolocation Data

Disclaimer: This article was composed in 2014 and may not reflect the current state of the law. INTRODUCING THE PROBLEM: GPS LAW IS ALL OVER THE MAP “Geolocation[1] has moved from the unfamiliar to the commonplace.”[2] It is estimated that between one third and one half of American adults have a smartphone[3] and a Global

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JOHNNY AND THE SCORPIONS: A Brief Look At The Mind Of John G. Roberts

Note: this article was originally published in VALLEY LAWYER Judges are by their nature vexatious. Proof of this was readily apparent at a recent Republican debate wherein several candidates expressed their disapproval of the current Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, John G. Roberts – a justice nominated by a president and confirmed

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NEW TECHNOLOGY AND THE ANCIENT TORT OF TRESPASS: Can Fracking Be Undone By One Of The Legal System’s Oldest Torts?

  Note: This article was previously published in THE FORUM – the newspaper of St. John’s University School of Law and the VALLEY LAWYER I. Introduction Energy independence has been an attractive goal for the United States for many decades.[1] Arguably, this country’s reliance on foreign fossil fuels has been a source of economic downturns,[2]

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Testimonials

Self-storage customer whose property was scrapped by agents/employees of storage yard received fair market value of goods scrapped ($80,000.00) after filing of comprehensive complaint on customer’s behalf.

Anonymous Self-Storage Customer

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Contractor fired from well-known artist’s tour and then treated as an at-will employee. We were able to recover, without the need for protracted litigation, a substantial portion of the monies due ($20,000.00).

Anonymous Contractor

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“When a collections company was ruining my credit with an unverified claim that a bill wasn’t paid, Mr. Burkley stepped in and had the entire record cleaned up on my behalf.”

Anonymous Retiree

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“D. S. Burkley led a long and successful appeal of a [multi-million dollar] judgement rendered in favor of the City of Los Angeles, … which would have driven the family into financial ruin. Due to his diligent efforts, the judgement was eventually reduced to a manageable and fair $115,000. We are honored to testify to Mr. Burkley's excellent legal expertise which is matched by his outstanding responsibility for his Clients.” – Former UBS Managing Director (Mougins, France)

Former UBS Managing Director (Mougins, France)

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