Alton Burkhalter

Alton Burkhalter

Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP

Recognized since 2021

Irvine, California

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

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Mr. Burkhalter is the founding partner of BKCG. He is an AV Preeminent rated lawyer, the top ranking in ability and ethics by Martindale- Hubbell. Mr. Burkhalter has been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer for Business Litigation every year since 2007, and was selected as one of Orange County’s Top 50 Super Lawyers in 2019. Mr. Burkhalter is also a new member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Mr. Burkhalter is a seasoned business trial lawyer who has successfully prosecuted and defended a wide array of cases. He has received multiple “8 figure” jury trial awards, including a $70 million win against Universal in a Hollywood accounting case and a $30.4 million dollar verdict in a contentious eminent domain case in Nashville Tennessee. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Burkhalter advises and represents clients in a wide variety of business settings, such as purchases and sales of businesses, partner buy-in and buy-outs, restructuring business relationships, and terminating partners and business units.

Mr. Burkhalter obtained his Bachelor of Science in Accounting, cum laude, from Northwestern State University in his home state of Louisiana. After becoming a Certified Public Accountant with one of the big four international accounting firms, Mr. Burkhalter earned his law degree at Pepperdine University, graduating magna cum laude. He is admitted to practice law in California and Arizona.

  • 2020 Main Street, Suite 600
    Irvine, CA 92614
  • Northwestern State University, B.S.
  • Pepperdine University, J.D.

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
Special Focus:
  • Business


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