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Megan Therese Burns

Megan Therese Burns

Experience - Excellence - Results
  • Criminal Law, Personal Injury
  • California
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Megan Burns fights for justice on behalf of her clients whether they are charged with a crime or seeking recovery after being injured through no fault of their own. While Ms. Burns has successfully negotiated hundreds of cases, she is also an aggressive and experienced trial attorney. With over ten years of litigation experience in private practice and as deputy public defender in San Francisco and Solano Counties, Ms. Burns possesses the skills necessary to secure the best outcome for her clients. In her criminal defense practice, Ms. Burns has worked on nearly every type of criminal case imaginable from special circumstances homicide to drunk driving. She spent many years advocating for indigent defendants at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, arguably one of the best criminal defense firms in the United States. She has tried close to forty jury trials and is regularly invited to speak regarding trial skills by professional organizations and public agencies. She is currently on the Board of Directors for California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ) and a member of the Earl Warren Inns of Court. Ms. Burns has diverse experience representing plaintiffs in civil cases from federal civil rights litigation to minor traffic accidents. When one of her clients was illegally arrested for political speech, she helped file a civil rights lawsuit that resulted in an important First Amendment decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Big case or small case, Ms. Burns enjoys helping people through a difficult time in their lives.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Lewis & Clark Law School
Law Degree (2004)
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Boston College
B.S. (1999)
Honors: Commencement Speaker, Dean's Commendation
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Professional Associations
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Board Member
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Earl Warren Inns of Court
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California State Bar  # 232521
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Speaker, Advanced Trial Skills Seminar, Palm Springs, CA
Websites & Blogs
Bonjour, Thorman & Burns
Contact & Map
Bonjour, Thorman, Burns, Dahm & Wargo
2121 N. California Blvd.
Suite 290
Walnut Creek 94596
Telephone: (925) 460-8484
Fax: (925) 425-7734
Bonjour, Thorman, Burns, Dahm & Wargo
6601 Owens Drive
Suite 238
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Telephone: (925) 460-8484
Fax: (925) 425-7734
Bonjour, Thorman, Burns, Dahm & Wargo
39510 Paseo Padre Pkwy, 190
Fremont, CA 94538
Telephone: (510) 797-2020
Fax: (925) 425-7734
Bonjour, Thorman, Burns, Dahm & Wargo
717 Washington Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Telephone: (510) 785-8400
Fax: (925) 425-7734
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