Experience And Achievements

Attorney Profile

A Trial Lawyer

Monica Burneikis was born in San Jose, California in 1978 and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from San Jose State University in 2001. Ms. Burneikis went on to attend Santa Clara University School of Law on a Dean's Fellowship Scholarship and obtained her Juris Doctor in 2005.

In 2005, Ms. Burneikis began her practice at a respected medical malpractice defense firm in San Jose. In 2007, she moved to one of the largest law firms in San Jose, where she initially handled a variety of legal cases. Ms. Burneikis quickly discovered her passion for representing victims of injury and became one of the firm’s few plaintiffs' personal injury attorneys. Ms. Burneikis tried her first personal injury case to verdict in 2007 and has not stopped her work in the courtroom since. In 2012, Ms. Burneikis moved her practice to San Francisco and joined a firm that exclusively practiced personal injury. That same year, Ms. Burneikis won two back-to-back trials for her clients. Ms. Burneikis became a named partner at that firm in 2015. 

In 2017, Ms. Burneikis obtained a phenomenal verdict for a pedestrian client who had been hit by a car, which lead to Ms. Burneikis being the only female finalist for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association's Trial Lawyer of the Year award in 2018. The verdict was nearly three times the highest defense offer. The non-economic damages awarded to Ms. Burneikis' client were seven-and-a-half times the economic damages.

In 2020, Ms. Burneikis made the decision to leave her firm and open her own practice, becoming the President, Founder and Chief Trial Counsel at Burneikis Law, P.C.

Ms. Burneikis' practice is dedicated to representing victims who have been injured at the hands of others. She is experienced in all aspects of civil litigation and has extensive courtroom experience. Unlike some attorneys who refuse to take a case to trial, Ms. Burneikis has the experience and the confidence to present your case to a jury. She has tried numerous cases to verdict and has an extensive litigation portfolio. Ms. Burneikis has achieved several multi-million-dollar results for her clients and takes pride in providing outstanding service and achieving the best possible outcome for all of her clients.

Ms. Burneikis is a current member of The State Bar of California, The Bar Association of San Francisco, The San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, American Association for Justice, and Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.

Ms. Burneikis is admitted to practice law before all courts in California, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
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Core Values

Trust
Advocacy
Dedication
Empathy
Monica Burneikis prides herself on providing outstanding service and achieving the best possible outcome for all of her clients
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Achievements

Honors & Awards

2023
Ms. Burneikis was named to the Northern California Super Lawyer list for the fourth year in a row
Ms. Burneikis was named as one of America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys for the fourth consecutive year
Ms. Burneikis was re-selected to the National Trial Lawyers Association's Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers
2022
Ms. Burneikis was named to the Northern California Super Lawyer list for the third year in a row
Ms. Burneikis was named as one of America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys for the third year in a row
Ms. Burneikis was re-selected to the National Trial Lawyers Association's Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers
2021
Ms. Burneikis was named to the Northern California Super Lawyer list for the second year in a row
Ms. Burneikis was named as one of America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys for the second year in a row
Ms. Burneikis was re-selected to the National Trial Lawyers Association's Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers
Ms. Burneikis was named a Woman of Empowerment by P.O.W.E.R. Magazine
2020
Ms. Burneikis was named to the Northern California Super Lawyer list
Ms. Burneikis was named one of America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
Ms. Burneikis was named a Top Attorney in Northern California by San Francisco Magazine
2019
Ms. Burneikis was named one of the top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association
2018
Ms. Burneikis was the only female finalist for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association's Trial Lawyer of the Year Award
In The Top 5%

Super Lawyer

From 2020 to 2023, Ms. Burneikis was selected to the Northern California Super Lawyer list. Being named a “Super Lawyer” is an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in their practice. Super Lawyers are selected using a patented multiphase selection process. 

In order to be considered, a lawyer must be nominated by their peers. After the nomination is received, the candidate is evaluated on twelve indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The final published list of Super Lawyers represents no more than 5% of lawyers in the state.
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Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Rising Star
In 2014, Ms. Burneikis was granted lifetime membership into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership includes many of the top trial lawyers in the country and requires the attorney to have demonstrated an ability to accomplish superior results in complex cases. Membership is based on strict objective qualifications and is limited to attorneys who have won million-dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. Lawyers are granted membership into this esteemed organization.
Ms. Burneikis was selected to the Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Stars list every year between 2014 and 2018. The final published list of Rising Stars represents no more than 2.5% of lawyers in the entire state of California.
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Leadership & Community Service

2024 - Leaders Forum, American Association for Justice
2024 - Board of Directors, Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers' Association
2011 - President of the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers' Association
2009 - 2011 - Board of Governors, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers' Association
2010 - 2011 - Judiciary Committee, Santa Clara County Bar Association
2011 - Chair of the Lawyer Referral Committee, Santa Clara County Bar Asssociation
2010 - Barrister of the Year Award Committee, Santa Clara County Bar Association
2009 - 2010 - Board of Trustees, Santa Clara County Bar Association
2008 - Co-Chair, Civil Practice Committee, Santa Clara County Bar Association
2007 - 2010 - Attorney Coach, Lincoln High School Mock Trial Team
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Consumer Attorneys of California
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
Alameda County Bar Association
State Bar of California
The Bar Association of San Francisco
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Contact Burneikis Law to schedule your 100% no-cost, no-obligation case assessment. I am always honest with my clients. If I do not feel you have a case, I will still make sure you have the tips necessary to move forward with your insurance claim in an informed way that respects your rights as the victim.

Contact us now to schedule your free case evaluation. To see if we are a good fit, call (510) 328-3238 today. Burneikis Law specializes in personal injury cases in Oakland, the greater Bay Area, and throughout the state of California.

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