Values & Experience

My Core Values

  • Trust
  • Advocacy
  • Dedication
  • Empathy

I pride myself on providing outstanding service

and achieving the best possible outcome for all of my clients.

A Trial Lawyer

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

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 is admitted to practice law before all courts in California and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

June 2019 Headshot - Zoomed

Achievements

2018 - Ms. Burneikis was the only female finalist for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association's Trial Lawyer of the Year Award.

2019 - Ms. Burneikis was named one of the top 100 Civil Plaintiff National Trial Lawyers.

2020 - Ms. Burneikis was named one of America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys. 

2020 - Ms. Burneikis was named a Top Attorney in Northern California by San Francisco Magazine.

In 2020, 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.

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.

Leadership & Community Service

  • 2011 - President of the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009 - 2011 - Board of Governors for The 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

Associations

California Bar Association

Consumer Attorneys of California

American Association for Justice

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association

Bar Association of San Francisco

Alameda County Bar Association