Alton Burkhalter is the founding partner of Burkhalter Kessler Goodman & George LLP, a business law firm with roots in Orange County since 1985. Mr. Burkhalter is an AV rated lawyer, the top ranking in ability and ethics by Martindale-Hubbell. He was selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer for Business Litigation in 2007 and 2008.
Mr. Burkhalter is a seasoned business trial lawyer, as well as a sophisticated transactional attorney. Mr. Burkhalter has successfully prosecuted and defended a wide array of business cases. He has received multiple 8 figure jury trial awards, as well as several 7 figure verdicts. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Burkhalter handles transactions, such as public offerings, mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Burkhalter obtained his Bachelors in Science, Accounting, cum laude, from Northwestern State University in his home state of Louisiana. After becoming a Certified Public Accountant with a big five firm, Mr. Burkhalter earned his law degree at Pepperdine University, graduating magna cum laude and ranked fifth in the law school class. He is admitted to practice in California and Arizona.