Kevin Burdick

kevin.burdick@cohendefense.com

Down to earth and trustworthy, Kevin Burdick has an old-school respect for the practice of law. In his office, you’ll find a portrait of another lawyer known for his honesty:  Abraham Lincoln. After more than 30 years of defending people charged with crimes, Kevin’s hard work and integrity have earned him a spotless reputation in the legal community.

A senior attorney at the Cohen Defense Group, Kevin was admitted to the bar in 1984. He’s handled thousands of cases from trespassing to first-degree murder, practiced in both juvenile and adult court, served on local and state justice commissions, and been an adjunct professor at California State University, Northridge.

Kevin likes a challenge and enjoys immersing himself in complex cases. “The bigger the case, the better I like it. It’s the serious case that gives you time to dig deep, investigate, really sink your teeth into it. That’s where you can find issues someone else overlooked – the missing piece that makes a difference for your client. That’s where your work can really help someone who has serious consequences hanging over their head.”

Kevin’s diverse background benefits his clients in a number of ways. An avid hunter and part-time taxidermist, Kevin is well-versed in the laws regulating use and possession of firearms. A serious baseball player, Kevin has great poise under pressure which makes him a powerful player in the courtroom. According to colleague Alison Cohen, “Kevin treats everyone with dignity and respect. His years of experience combined with his dogged determination make him an invaluable asset to our firm.”

Kevin has lived in Placer County since 1986. He is a past president of the Placer County Bar Association, past chair of the Placer County Juvenile Justice Commission, and a member of the Elks Club. Kevin is an outdoorsman who loves to hunt and fly fish. For 11 years he channeled his love for baseball into coaching Little League. 

Kevin was admitted to the state bar in 1984. Education:  University of California at Davis (B.S.); California State University at Northridge (Master of Science in Environmental and Occupational Health; adjunct professor); Southwestern University School of Law (J.D.). Past chairperson of the Placer County Juvenile Justice Commission; Governor appointee to the California State Juvenile Justice Commission; Past President and long-standing member of the Placer County Bar Association.

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