Nancy Burt, a Certified Family Law Specialist* since 2010, is a Partner in FMBK’s Family Law Department. Ms. Burt is experienced in handling complex family law litigation matters, with an emphasis in contested child custody matters. While a well-seasoned family law litigator, Ms. Burt focuses a large part of her practice on mediation and settlement and takes great pride in the fact that she is able to settle the vast majority of her cases, even those involving highly complex financial and custody issues.
For over 25 years, Ms. Burt has earned her clients’ trust by providing a patient, supportive yet extremely practical and straightforward strategy for their family law cases. In doing so, she has achieved great success in balancing clients’ emotional and financial needs. Ms. Burt is dedicated to sharing her extensive family law knowledge with all of her potential clients and has repeatedly been told that the information she provides in her initial client meetings is more comprehensive than what they have received elsewhere. By always clearly analyzing the potential costs and risks in their cases, Ms. Burt’s clients feel assured that they are getting the straight story they need to make the best decisions in their family law matter.
Ms. Burt received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UCLA where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and received her law degree from the University of San Francisco.
While attending the University of San Francisco, Ms. Burt published “Sex Discrimination: Isbister v. Boy’s Club” in the University of San Francisco Law Review in 1985. She also assisted Honorable Robert Weil (Judge Ret.) in editing the Rutter Group, California Practice Guide: Civil Procedure Before Trial.
Prior to joining FMBK, Ms. Burt practiced with the law firm of Coleman-Schwimmer & Warren where her focus was primarily on complex family law litigation.
Ms. Burt heads FMBK’s Summer Law Clerk Program where she reviews over 200 applicants each year to select highly qualified law clerks. As a result of this program, FMBK has had the opportunity to closely mentor skilled young family law professionals. This project is extremely important to Ms. Burt, as she sees it as an opportunity to influence the California family law bar in a positive manner.
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*Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization