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Patrick Burns

Patrick Burns

(415) 995-5102


In the Appellate Practice Group, Patrick focuses on appeals and law and motion in the state and federal courts.

Before joining Hanson Bridgett he worked at a global law firm, where he focused on commercial litigation. He has litigated complex and high-stakes disputes in bankruptcy, class actions, products liability, and multi-district actions. 

Patrick successfully briefed and argued a Ninth Circuit pro bono appeal with the Hastings Appellate Project. 

Areas of Focus


J.D. magna cum laude UC Law San Francisco (Formerly UC Hastings) ( 2014 )
M.A. University of California, Santa Barbara ( 2009 )
B.A. University of California, Irvine ( 2006 )

Academic Distinction

CALI and Witkin Awards in Legal Writing & Research; American Legal History; Evidence; Criminal Procedure; Constitutional Law II

Hastings Law Journal, Senior Notes Editor

Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal, Notes Editor

Admissions and Courts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

UC Hastings College of the Law Moot Court Team, Alumni Coach

Super Lawyers, Appellate (2022-2023)

California Lawyers Association, Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Legal Services Award (2020-2023)

Judicial Extern to the Honorable Justice Ming Chin, California Supreme Court