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Clark J. Burnham


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  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law (J.D., 1967)
  • University of California at Berkeley (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • California

Clark J. Burnham

Practice Experience

  • Current practice emphasizes insurance coverage analysis, litigation management, and health care law
  • Experience includes medical malpractice, construction, bad faith, environmental law, asbestos, personal injury, and first party property damage


  • Often acts as lead counsel in multi-party or complex litigation matters
  • Lead counsel in the Johns-Manville personal injury litigation involving over 4,000 claims
  • Instrumental in establishing computer management techniques that streamlined the litigation, thereby controlling costs
  • Participated in the D.E.S. market share trial, the consolidated asbestos coverage litigation, the Flintkote litigation, and the ABS Class Action
  • Acted as counsel in over thirty jury trials

Professional Associations

  • Frequent speaker regarding complex litigation management, insurance indemnity issues, and alternative dispute resolution
  • Member of the State Bar of California, Alameda County Bar Association, National Health Lawyers Association, California Health Lawyers Association, the Earl Warren Inns of Court, and the Defense Research Institute
  • U.S. Army Captain, 1967-1969
  • Mr. Burnham was included in the 2012 and 2013 list of Northern California’s Top "Super Lawyers" in the Insurance Coverage section

  • Mr. Burnham was named in the 2012 "Super Lawyers" Business Edition in the Litigation section