Mark Burton, Of Counsel to The Firm, earned a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1991, a Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1995, where he was an associate editor of the Golden Gate University Law Review. During law school he clerked for the San Francisco Superior Court and practiced as a certified law clerk at the Contra Costa Public Defenders Office. Mr. Burton’s practice focuses on complex litigation, including class and non-class action claims involving mass torts, product liability, personal injury, employment claims and consumer class actions. He has tried cases successfully in state and federal courts in a variety of matters and has been recognized as a Rising Star Super Lawyer in the Super Lawyer magazine over the past years. The Legal website AVVO give him its highest rating at “Superb 10.0”. Previously, Mr. Burton represented the State of New Mexico as a Special Assistant Attorney General prosecuting pharmaceutical fraud and represented one of the whistle blowers in the $1.4 Billion settlement on behalf of the United States (one of the largest recovery on behalf of the United States at the time). Mr. Burton is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics involving complex litigation, has written several articles, serves as a trustee for Golden Gate University and as an advisor to the Dean of GGU Law School. Mr. Burton has been appointed as a mediator, a discovery facilitator, an expert witness in legal malpractice cases and as a state bar fee arbitrator.