Burton E. Falk

Burton E. Falk: Attorney with Roxborough, Pomerance, Nye & Adreani, LLP AV stamp icon


Burton E. Falk has almost two decades of business litigation experience, including insurance coverage, bad faith and defense work. Mr. Falk has been a partner in two business litigation law firms and has had significant case management and supervision responsibility for a variety of complex litigation matters. His substantive expertise has included intellectual property, fraud, unfair competition, wrongful termination, real estate, health care, partnership dissolution and family law, as well as insurance matters.

Prior to joining RPNA in 2008, Mr. Falk worked as an in-house attorney and legal consultant for over ten years at an innovative legal compliance and ethics eLearning company. At this organization, Mr. Falk consulted to in-house counsel at many Fortune 500 and Global 1,000 companies regarding critical litigation, transactional and compliance research issues, both nationally and internationally.

Transactions or Matters:

Successfully litigated the federal court case defense of Guthy-Renker to a favorable settlement.

Obtained a $4.1 million settlement against a savings & loan and two accountancy corporations in a conversion (embezzlement) case brought by a medical practice against an office manager and others.

Second-chaired 4.5 month bench trial in Bakersfield, California. Obtained a $1.6 million award against O’Melveny & Myers agribusiness client in fraud lawsuit regarding the sale of an almond farm.

Successfully settled a record royalty litigation matter against Michael Jackson and Sony Records

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Insurance/Bad Faith

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
818-835-4121  Phone
+1 (818) 992-9991  Fax
University Attended:
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.A., magna cum laude{newline}Phi Beta Kappa, 1978
Law School Attended:
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., Research Assistant to Professor Whitmore Grey in Contracts and Uniform Commercial Code, 1981
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Central, Northern and Eastern Districts of California; 1981, California
Birth Information:
Chicago, Illinois, 1957
Reported Cases:
Bi-Coastal Payroll Services, Inc. v. California Ins. Guarantee Ass'n, 174 Cal.App.4th 579, 94 Cal.Rptr.3d 562 (2nd Dist., 2009); Davis v. Chase Bank U.S.A., N.A., 650 F.Supp.2d 1073 (C.D.Cal., 2009); Dowling v. Farmers Ins. Exchange, 208 Cal.App.4th 685, 145 Cal.Rptr.3d 748 (2nd Dist., 2012).
Hobbies & interests:
Reading, traveling, exercising and walking my dog Watson
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Woodland Hills, California

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