Burton J. Kinerk


A native son of Tucson, Burton J. Kinerk has spent most of his life entrenched in the Tucson community.  He is a graduate of Tucson High School and attended the University of Arizona on a baseball scholarship, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1957.  Afterwards he became a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, serving as a paratrooper-intelligence officer for the 18th Airborne Corps, before returning to Tucson and earning his law degree from the University of Arizona Law School in 1962. 

Burt is nationally certified by the American Bar Association as a Trial Advocate, and is an Arizona Bar Board Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death. He has over 50 years of expertise in civil trial work at the local, State and Federal level, with an emphasis in serious personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and complex multiple party plaintiff lawsuits such as flood litigation and product liability cases. He is a former private pilot and has been involved in litigating significant plane crash occurrences. Burt has also served as a registered sports agent, advising, negotiating contracts and mentoring several professional athletes and coaches, including among others, Lute Olson, Sean Elliott, Chuck Cecil, Michael Bates, Tedy Bruschi, Mike Candrea, Ricky Barnes and Crissy Ahmann Perham.

Over his distinguished career Burt has earned recognition as a top attorney by many organizations and publications, including an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, as well as being named to Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers Magazine's Southwest Super Lawyers, Arizona Finest Lawyers, and U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers, among others. Burt also maintains his membership in many professional and legal organizations, including but not limited to the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association and American Board of Trial Advocates, and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers School of Law, and for several legal associations, most notably the Arizona State Bar, Western Trial Lawyers Association, and Pima County Bar.

Burt and his wife Nancy raised four children and have eleven grandchildren.

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