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Amelia F. Burroughs
Ms. Burroughs joined the firm in 2007 and became a partner in 2011. Her practice emphasizes medical malpractice, employment law, nursing home cases on behalf of the elderly and disabled, and complex litigation.
Lavender v. Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc.
Notably, Ms. Burroughs was one of the trial team in Lavender v. Skilled Healthcare, which resulted in a $677 million jury verdict, the largest ever awarded in Humboldt County. Ms. Burroughs and the Lavender trial team were awarded The Public Justice Foundation's 2011 Trial Lawyer of the Year and honored by Consumer Attorneys of California with the 2011 Consumer Attorney of the Year award. Ms. Burroughs made the list of 2011 and 2012 Rising Stars for Northern California, and in 2013, she was named to the Northern California Super Lawyers list.
Legal Services of Northern California
Ms. Burroughs continues Janssen Malloy’s long-honored commitment of serving as a Board Member for Legal Services of Northern California. She also serves in the Redwood Office’s civil clinic with other Janssen Malloy attorneys, providing legal advice and counsel to the disenfranchised.
California Women Lawyers
For almost a decade, Ms. Burroughs served on the Board of Governors of California Women Lawyers, representing a district comprised of 19 Northern California counties.
Ms. Burroughs is an honors graduate from CSU, Sacramento (B.A., 1999) and McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (J.D., 2002), where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the McGeorge Law Review (2001-2002) and authored two articles: “Mythed It Again: Discovery Abuse and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(1),” 33 McGeorge Law Review 75 (2002); and “The Mother of All Exemptions: Chapter 266 and California Jury Selection,” 32 McGeorge Law Review 765 (2001).
Born and raised in Humboldt County, Ms. Burroughs is admitted to all U.S. District Courts in California, as well as the Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals. She formerly served as the President of the Humboldt County Bar Association.