David B. Burnett, Partner

Email: dburnett@rlattorneys.com
Phone: (415) 651-3363

David B. Burnett is a Partner at the Sacramento office of Resnick & Louis, P.C.. His practice areas include design professionals, A&E, personal injury, catastrophic injuries, products liability, homeowners’ claims, medical malpractice, construction defect, subrogation, SIU, third party liability, general liability, auto liability and premises liability. While most of his career has been as an insurance defense attorney, David has handled a number of plaintiff cases giving him an understanding of plaintiffs’ counsels’ mentality and tactics. He has tried twelve cases to juries and has had four judge trials over the span of his career. Additionally, David Burnett has had experience with E&O- real estate broker, accountants, engineers, and apartment management companies dealing with accusations of professional negligence and undelivered services.

David began his career at Southern Pacific, handling a wide variety of state and federal claims including workers’ injury cases, crossing accident cases and asbestos exposure cases. During this period of time he argued a case before the state Appellate Court, and wrote briefs for cases in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, David founded and ran his own small business for a number of years, providing insight into the challenges of business including dealing with liability and corporate legal issues.

David enjoyed coaching his daughter’s high school water polo team for three years, helping the players develop their skills and building teamwork.

David primarily practices in Walnut Creek in the Bay Area of California and is licensed to practice law in the states of California and Arizona as well as U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, U.S. District Courts - Northern District, Eastern District, and Southern District of California.

  • Stanford University, American Studies, 1977
  • University of San Francisco Law School, 1986, top 10%, law review

Licenses & Admissions:
  • State Bar of California – 1987
  • State Bar of Arizona – 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit – 1987
  • U.S. District Courts
  • Northern District CA – 1987
  • Eastern District CA - 1990
  • Southern District CA - 1991

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