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Well-known in Southern California and throughout the United States, Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP is a leading business and commercial law firm. We strive to offer our clients the strategic legal guidance that they need for every legal challenge they may face.

We obtain premier results at a reasonable price, without compromising the quality of our services or your firm’s bottom line. As nationally recognized lawyers, we have a reputation for being highly driven. Over the years, our knowledge, skills and dedication have resulted in high-profile successes.

Despite the size of our firm, we do not sacrifice the details. When you work with us, you will always receive a personalized approach to your case. We offer you the intimate feel of a small law office, coupled with the resources that only a large firm can provide.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Auto Dealer Fraud
  • Business & Commercial
  • Business Organizations
  • Contracts
  • Employment Law – Employer
  • Estate Planning
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Real Estate
  • Securities

Call 888-714-1738 today to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Alton G. Burkhalter

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1985
  • Arizona, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit

Education:

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Ranked Fifth in his Law School Class
  • Northwestern State University, Natchitoche, Louisiana
    • B.S.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Accounting

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Member of ABOTA (the American Board of Trial Advocates)

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Attorney Daniel J. Kessler

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Western District of California

Education:

  • Whittier College School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • 1994
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Ranked Fourth in the Law School Class
    • Honors: Recipient of Numerous Honors, Competed Nationally on Moot Court
  • University of California, Berkeley, California
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Robert A. Banyard Inn of Court, Past Board Member

Attorney William C. George

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1987
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1987

Education:

  • Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • LL.M.
    • Honors: Ranked Third in the Masters Class
    • Major: Taxation
  • University of Southern California
    • B.S.
    • Major: Business Administration

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Attorney Gregory M. Clement

Bar Admissions:

  • Maryland, 1992
  • California, 1991
  • District of Columbia, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Education:

  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Aston University, Birmingham
    • B.Sc. - 1985
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Business Administration
    • Major: French

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Association of Transportation, Law, Logistics & Policy, Los Angeles Chapter, Board Member
  • State Bar of California - Business, Real Estate, Labor & Employment Law Sections, Member, 1991
  • Maryland State Bar Association - Business, Real Estate, Labor & Employment Law Sections, Member, 2017

Languages Spoken:

  • German
  • French
  • English

Attorney Joshua A. Waldman

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Education:

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 2002
  • University of San Diego, School of Business Administration
    • M.B.A. - 2003
  • The University of Arizona
    • B.A. - 1998
    • Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Major: Emphasis in Business, Philosophy and Communications

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member

Attorney Joshua A. Waldman

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Education:

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 2002
  • University of San Diego, School of Business Administration
    • M.B.A. - 2003
  • The University of Arizona
    • B.A. - 1998
    • Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Major: Emphasis in Business, Philosophy and Communications

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member

Attorney Michael Oberbeck

Bar Admissions:

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California

Education:

  • Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1996
  • Purdue University
    • B.S. - 1993
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Double Major in Psychology and Criminology

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Los Angeles Bar Association, Member
  • Member, Provisors (Long Beach 3)

Attorney Keith E. Butler

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1991
  • Georgia, 1990
  • California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1999

Education:

  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1990
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Major: Political Science

Attorney Rosamund M. Lockwood

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1998
  • Alaska, 1999

Education:

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D. - 1997
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Graduated Second in her Class
    • Honors: Annabel McGeorge Academic Achievement Scholarship Consecutively, 1996 - 1997
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Federal Securities Regulations, and
    • Constitutional Law
    • Honors: Member, Traynor Oral Advocacy Team
    • Honors: Member, Upon Graduation
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, California
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Major: Philosophy

Attorney Michael McConnell

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 2017

Education:

  • University of California, Irvine School of Law, Irvine, California
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Pro Bono Achievement Award
  • University of California, Berkeley
    • B.S.
    • Major: Political Science

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • French

Attorney Amanda V. Dwight

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1996

Education:

  • UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Recipient of Two Fellowships
  • University of Virginia
    • B.S.
    • Honors: Intermediate Honors
    • Major: Management Information Systems and Marketing

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • VABASC, Vice President, 2016 to Present
  • VABASC, Board Member, 2008 to 2016

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Vietnamese

Attorney Susan J. Kim

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1994

Education:

  • Whittier College School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1994
    • Honors: Dean's List, 1993-94
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Honors Board, 1993-94
    • Honors: Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award for Bankruptcy Law, 1993
    • Honors: Best Brief Award, Whittier Law School Moot Court Competition, 1992
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, Member

Attorney M. Michelle Rohani

Education:

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1998
    • Honors: Recipient, Concentration in Taxation, 1998
    • Honors: Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award for Bankruptcy and Creditor's Remedies, 1998
  • University of California, Irvine, California
    • B.A. - 1995
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Member, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
    • Honors: Recipient, Special Recognition from the School of Social Ecology
    • Major: Social Ecology

Attorney Amy E. Turner

Bar Admissions:

  • California

Education:

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1994
  • University of Michigan
    • 1990

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • State Bar of California (Labor and Employment Law Section), Member

Attorney Joshua A. Malter

Bar Admissions:

  • California

Education:

  • Chapman University School of Law, Orange, California
  • University of Arizona
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science

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Westlake Village, CA 91362

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