Beau R. Burbidge

Burbidge | Walker, Hamilton & Koenig, LLP


Beau is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice focuses on representing individuals in catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and civil rights cases. He has tried numerous cases to verdict and has successfully argued before the Ninth Circuit and California Court of Appeal. In 2018, he received the Trial Lawyer of the Year award from the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.

Beau received his bachelor's degree from Georgetown University, graduating cum laude. He received his J.D. from U.C. Hastings College of the Law, graduating magna cum laude. While at Hastings, he was a member of the Moot Court Team and the Constitutional Law Quarterly, and he received numerous Witkin Awards for achieving the highest grade in a course. Upon graduation, he was inducted into the Thurston Honor Society at Hastings.

Following law school, Beau spent a year as a Legal Research Assistant at the San Francisco Superior Court, working in the Complex Civil Litigation Department. He then spent two years at a nationally-recognized defense firm before dedicating his practice to representing individuals.

Since 2013, Beau has been regularly selected for inclusion on the "Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars" list, an honor reserved for only 2.5% of the lawyers in Northern California. He serves on Board of Directors of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and he is a former board member of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, a non-profit providing free and low-cost legal services to people with HIV/AIDS in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Alameda County Bar Association.‚Äč

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit


  • J.D. - University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, magna cum laude
  • B.S. - Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., cum laude

Honors and Awards

  • Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013-2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Member
  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel, Former Board Member