Ms. Burns attended UC Irvine and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in criminology. During law school she was a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society and Secretary of the Black Law Student Association and Alliance. Although she was admitted to practice law in 2012, Ms. Burns has worked in the legal field since 2004. In 2006 she was chosen, out of several hundred candidates, to intern for a highly prestigious workers’ compensation law firm in San Francisco, which represented law enforcement, firefighters, and other rescue personnel of Northern California.
Ms. Burns has represented a wide array of clients, including world-class professional athletes and members of the Saudi Arabian royal family. She has also worked directly with multinational corporations and manufacturers, such as Nike, Adidas, Oakley, and Gatorade.
Since she began practicing in 2012 she has participated in several trials and obtained numerous successful verdicts and settlements. In 2015 she was awarded “Lead Counsel Rated” in the Family Law specialty by the Lead Counsel Review Board.