Personal Injury Attorney Helping Injured Victims for More than 30 Years
John P. Burns
John Burns has been an Orange County car accident and personal injury attorney since 1981. He has successfully represented hundreds of people injured in car accidents, train wrecks, airplane crashes, dog bites, by defective products and in other personal injury cases.
John has served as a temporary judge for the Orange County Superior Court. He is also a graduate of the Pepperdine Law School Civil Litigation mediator training program. In the year 2000, he was elected President of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.
Military trained and detail-oriented attorney
During his college summers, John attended Marine Corps officer training in Quantico, Virginia. On graduation from college, John was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marines. He was selected for flight training and was sent to the Marine Corps flight training in Pensacola, Florida. John successfully completed his flight training and received his aviator wings. He served in the Marines for approximately four years and was honorably discharged at the end of his enlistment.
After leaving the Marine Corps, John was hired by Trans World Airlines as a pilot. While in training he qualified on multiple types of airliners including the Boeing 707, Boeing 727 and Lockheed L1011 aircraft. John flew out of TWA's New York and Los Angeles bases. While based in Los Angeles, John attended law school at Western States University School of Law in Fullerton, California. In 1981 John was admitted to the California Bar. Shortly thereafter he took early retirement from TWA and began practicing law full time.
A family man who works diligently to protect you and your family
In his spare time John spends time with his wife Donna. John and Donna have been married since 1974. For vacations John and Donna enjoy going to Hawaii where John enjoys body surfing and lying under his favorite palm tree.
John and Donna also enjoy time with their daughter Heather Hazlett and her husband Todd Hazlett. Heather is one of John's paralegals and lives in San Juan Capistrano with her husband. Todd has served a tour of duty in Iraq and was honorably discharged after spending 10 years in the U.S. Army. Todd is attending college in Mission Viejo, California and hopes to become a special education teacher.
When possible, John and Donna also enjoy time with their son Sean Burns and his wife, their daughter in law, Natalie. Sean met and married his wife Natalie while they were both working for the New Zealand government in Wellington, New Zealand. Sean and Natalie have now moved to Natalie's home town of Winnipeg, Canada. Sean and Natalie have a daughter named Hannah-Lei Burns, who holds American, New Zealand and Canadian passports.