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Burnham Brown Opens New Offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles

OAKLAND, Calif., July 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Burnham Brown, a law firm that traces its roots back to 1899, today announced that it has opened new offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, the two largest legal markets in California.

"Our philosophy is to provide a high level of service in an efficient and results-oriented manner. This investment allows us to better serve our clients throughout California," said John Verber, managing partner of Burnham Brown, which is renowned for its business counseling and litigation services.

With the new offices, the firm now has four office locations (principal office is in Oakland, existing satellite office is in Reno, Nev.).

San Francisco

The new San Francisco office is located at 50 California Street, in the heart of the city's financial district, and the lead partner for the office is Robert Bodzin. The office will be regularly staffed by lawyers from the firm's Oakland office and will be used for mediations, depositions and client meetings. The San Francisco office will focus primarily on toxic tort, insurance and business litigation.

"This new San Francisco office capitalizes on the firm's longstanding relationships with clients in the city and provides dedicated space for our lawyers to practice in a convenient location when working on matters in the courtrooms and boardrooms of San Francisco," said Verber.

Los Angeles

The new Los Angeles office is located at 515 S. Flower Street, in the City National Plaza that is a 10-minute walk to the courthouse, and the lead partner is Cathy Arias. The firm has also hired a new associate attorney, Aneiko Hickerson, who will work full-time in Los Angeles. The office will initially focus on employment, insurance, retail and transportation industry clients.

"We routinely handle matters throughout California and Nevada, but within the past few years the volume of our work in Southern California has grown dramatically," explained Verber. "Opening an office in Los Angeles will allow us to better serve existing clients and it will also provide us with a footprint from which to develop new client relationships with businesses interested in obtaining high-quality legal services at reasonable rates."

About Burnham Brown

Burnham Brown is an Oakland, Calif.-based business law firm that traces its practice roots back to its founding in 1899. Located in Oakland, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Reno, Nev., Burnham Brown serves its clients' needs across the nation with a high level of service and in an efficient, results-oriented manner. For more information about the firm's practice areas and industries served, please go to www.burnhambrown.com.

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