Alicen D. Burtness

Senior Counsel


Alicen has over 9 years of experience as a trial attorney in California state and federal courts.  She has extensive experience in the areas of employment, personal injury, premises liability, product liability, construction defect, and catastrophic injury.  Alicen has successfully resolved hundreds of cases for both plaintiff clients and defendant clients.  She is a published author in the Western State University Law Review and holds a published opinion in the California Appellate Court.


  • University of California, Irvine, B.A., 2008
  • Western State College of Law, J.D., 2012

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2012

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern California


Our lawyers provide strategic advice and representation with intelligence, dedication, and enthusiasm. Our firm governance and culture are informed by a commitment to community, diversity, sustainability, and public service. +


Our mission is to contribute to the bottom line. Whether we are taking a position on coverage wordings, safeguarding policy layer exposure, or defending against extra-contractual damages, our legal strategy serves immediate and long-term goals. +


 Litigation is not a profit center. It is a problem to be solved effectively in the energy, construction, hospitality, manufacturing, and transportation spaces we know. We provide representation with finesse and know how. +