Evan Burge, Esq.

Mediator & Arbitrator


  • Georgetown University B.S. Foreign Service

  • Southwestern University J.D. Law Review Editor

  • Pepperdine University Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution


  • Sinclitico & Burns – medical malpractice def., personal injury plt.

  • Wills & Burge – medical malpractice def., general liability plt.

  • Tuverson & Hilyard – medical malpractice def., commercial carrier

  • Veatch Carlson Grogan Nelson – med. malpractice, internal medicine

  • Kern & Wooley – common carrier, air crash, aircraft defect, gen. liab.

  • Brill, Hunt & DeBuys – medical malpractice def., commercial carrier

A.D.R. Experience    

  • Admitted to practice 1979: 39 years experience both public and private

  • Trial attorney: 35+ jury trials

  • Court appointed Arbitrator: 41 cases

  • Court appointed Mediator: 150+ cases

  • Private Arbitrator: 4 cases

  • Private Mediator: 110+ cases

  • Discovery Referee CCP 637 and 638

  • Personal counsel in 200+ Mediations and Arbitrations.

All of Mr. Burge’s years in practice included matters, not limited to:

  • Medical Malpractice: standards of care, failure to diagnose, anesthesia, pre-op, intra-op, post operative care, sepsis, psychiatric, nursing care, convalescent care, chiropractic care, patient compliance.

  • Personal Injury: all general liability premises liability, automobile, truck, commercial carriers, motorcycle, plaintiff and defense.

  • Product Liability: medical devices, pharmaceutical, power tools, etc.

  • Engineering: aircraft, aerospace, design defect, manufacture.

Substantively, he has a reputation for being well prepared for any type of hearing, being up on the law, cross-checking the facts and case authority presented in the briefs, records, and expert reports. Procedurally, he follows the CA or FRE Rules of Procedure and Evidence, AAA rules or any requested ADR format. He believes simply asking the relevant questions assists the most experienced senior or newest junior lawyer in the resolution of their dispute.

Professionally, Mr. Burge has earned a reputation for conducting any ADR hearing with complete fairness, total respect for all the parties, counsel, adjusters, experts and witnesses. His temperament is of an attentive listener, a light-hearted person and versatile neutral with the unique ability to employ a practical approach for certain clients in dispute resolution. Attorney references available upon request.