John T. Burnite, Jr.: Lawyer with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

John T. Burnite, Jr.

Of Counsel
San Francisco,  CA  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Life
  • Health
  • Disability & ERISA
  • Employee Benefits
Contact InfoTelephone: 415.625.9255
Fax: 415.434.1370
University University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1987
Law SchoolUniversity of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1992
Admitted1992, California, U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

Defense Research Institute


John Burnite has more than 20 years of litigation experience, the last 15 of which have been dedicated to representing insurers in life, health and disability litigation matters.

John focuses on the defense of bad faith and punitive damage cases involving individual disability insurance policies. His practice also includes defending insurers in commercial and homeowner policy disputes. In addition, he has significant experience with group disability and life insurance claims under ERISA.

John places significant emphasis on minimizing the risk of extra-contractual damages and providing a cost-effective resolution, working closely with each client to ensure their best interests are served at every stage of a matter. John handles cases from inception through resolution by early dismissal, summary judgment, settlement or trial in California state and federal courts.


Additional Publications

“From a State Centered Approach to Transnational Openness: Adapting the Hague Convention with Contemporary Human Rights Standards as Codified in the Convention on the Rights of the Child,” Indiana Global Journal of Legal Studies, 2004

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John T. Burnite, Jr.

525 Market Street, 17th Floor
San FranciscoCA 94105-2725


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