We have successfully recovered more than $1 Billion for our clients.


Managing Attorney

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” Dalai Lama

Jennifer Burkes is a senior attorney at AlderLaw with over twenty years of trial attorney experience. Ms. Burkes has tried numerous cases resulting in substantial jury verdicts of over $20 million. Licensed to practice in both California and Mississippi, she has extensive appellate court experience and has been lead trial counsel in both federal and state court.

After her Mississippi law office was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, Ms. Burkes moved to California, where she was admitted to practice in the state in 2011. Since then, she has argued before the California Court of Appeal as well as the En Banc United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Ms. Burkes and her husband are the proud parents of a teenage daughter.

Honors & Awards

  • Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the Mississippi Law Journal
  • Awarded first place in the Moot Court Board Oral Advocacy Competition at the University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Represented Ole Miss on its National Moot Court Competition Team
  • Recipient of five American Jurisprudence awards
  • Awarded membership in Phi Kappa Phi
  • Completed a prestigious one-year clerkship for the Honorable E. Grady Jolly, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Named Southern California Super Lawyer from 2014-2019


  • University of Mississippi School of Law. J.D. Cum Laude
  • University of Southern Mississippi, B.S. in English


Ms. Burkes’ pretrial preparation has been influential in cases that have resulted in numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts, including:

  • $39.4 million verdict in Ventura County
  • $33 million verdict in Los Angeles
  • $1.8 million verdict in Pomona
  • $1.7 million verdict in Van Nuys

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Mississippi


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