Burton Fletcher was born into a hardworking farm family in Northern Florida. It was in this family, son to an entrepreneur father and mother that he learned to appreciate hard work, dedication, and thoroughness in all things. The lessons Burton Fletcher learned on that farm and from his family still ring true to him today.
Burton Fletcher possesses a unique background. He served honorably for three years in the United States Marine Corps from 1970-1973. During that time, he was trained as a military police officer.
After leaving the military, he continued with his education and in 1976 he received an MBA degree from the University of West Florida. Four years later, he would receive his Juris Doctor degree from Western State University College of Law in Fullerton.
During law school, Burton Fletcher began his legal career as a Certified Law Clerk working for the District Attorney’s Office in Fullerton Municipal Court; a demanding job made more so by the pressures of law school. He taught business and law courses during two summers of law school in Florida.
Burton Fletcher thrived in law school, graduating with distinction. He was a member of Honors Moot Court for four semesters. His team won a second-place award for oral advocacy during his first semester in moot court competition. During his last three semesters of law school, he served as the Director of Honors Moot Court and oversaw an award-winning program. Additionally, he was also a member of the editorial board of the Western State University College of Law – Law Review.
During his last semester of law school, in 1980, Burton Fletcher studied for the Georgia Bar Exam, maintained a full load of classes, and simultaneously was teaching a course in Business for El Camino College. He passed the Georgia Bar Exam on his first try, becoming the first person in his law school class to become a licensed attorney.
During the fall of 1980, he commenced fulltime employment as an instructor for El Camino College where he taught for 18 years (1980-1998) until he resigned to pursue other professional activities.
Burton Fletcher passed the California Bar Exam in 1981 and thus began an ongoing career in civil litigation. In this capacity, he founded his own general practice firm specializing in litigation under the d.b.a. of Fletcher and Associates in 1982. At its zenith, Fletcher and Associates employed approximately 15 employees and independent contractors consisting of attorneys, law clerks, paralegals and support staff. For most of the past 19+ years, this law firm has assisted thousands of people with their consumer injuries and civil injustices.
Since its conception, Fletcher and Associates has provided experienced and aggressive representation and has maintained a record of serving others. Burton Fletcher brings to his firm his lifelong beliefs in hard work and dedication. Fletcher and Associates looks forward to extending these principles to you, the client, and fighting for your rights.
Throughout his career, Burton Fletcher has taught a wide variety of courses including Legal Environment of Business; Legal Aspects of Business Transactions; Introduction to Paralegal Studies; Small Business Management; Business Law; Criminal and Civil Evidence; Legal Writing; General California Law; Negotiations; Personnel Law; Human Resources Management; Advanced Entrepreneurship; Applied Management; Professional Development of Managers; Principles of Marketing; Contemporary World Issues (7 Habits of Highly Effective People); Introduction to International Business; Introduction to Business; Cooperative Career Education; Personal Selling; Business Management; and Oral Business Communications.