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Katrina R. Durek

Partner

Direct Dial (971) 350-2950

Direct Dial Cell: (510) 835-6829

kdurek@burnhambrown.com

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Special Recognition

Super Lawyer Rising Star 2018 - 2020.

Practice Experience

  • Evaluates risk and exposure of claims and recommends litigation strategies to corporate clients
  • General civil litigation practice with an emphasis in the areas of premises liability, personal injury, employment, and retail and hospitality
  • Represents and counsels businesses in employment matters, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour, ADA compliance and commercial litigation
  • Represents public entities including City of Oakland in civil rights matters

Litigation

  • Represents parties in all phases of litigation, including discovery, law and motion, mediation, and trial
  • Handles all aspects of litigation in California, Oregon and Washington
  • Defends large retailers in premises liability and personal injury litigation

Advice and Counsel

  • Counsels and represents businesses of varying sizes, including large and mid-size restaurant franchises, small businesses, and transportation companies in contract disputes, employment and civil litigation matters

Successes

  • July 2015: Obtained summary judgment for large-scale property owner in premises liability matter. Plaintiff alleged injuries from a slip-and-fall at an apartment unit. Summary Judgment was granted on the basis that there was no notice of a defect.
  • November 2017: Obtained defense verdict for large national retailer at jury trial as in premises liability/lost business case. Plaintiff alleged he lost his pizza parlor in a fire that originated at the retailer’s store. The fire was an arson. The jury unanimously found no liability.
  • June 2018: Obtained defense verdict at jury trial for large multi-national retailer in premises liability matter. Plaintiff alleged she sustained a TBI from slipping on coffee spilled by another customer. The jury found no liability as to the retailer.
  • September 2019: Obtained judgment through motion for nonsuit for a multi-national retailer at jury trial in premises liability/workers’ compensation case. Plaintiff, an employee, claimed he suffered injuries from a chemical exposure when he was cleaning the store that was recently cleaned with bleach. Plaintiff argued his case was an exception to the workers’ compensation exclusionary rule. The judge found there was no evidence to support Plaintiff’s causes of action, and granted the retailer’s motion for nonsuit.
  • October 2019: Obtained summary judgment for large national retailer in premises liability matter. Plaintiff alleged she slipped and fell on liquid at the retailer’s store. Summary judgment was granted on the basis there was no notice of the dangerous condition.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • DRI Member
  • Multnomah Bar Association 
  • Northwest Regional Governor and member at the National Filipino American Lawyers 
  • Oregon Filipino American Lawyers Association – Grants Committee Chair
  • Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association Member
  • Former Executive Board Member, Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC)

Speaking Engagement

  • Co-Presenter, "Working While Sheltering in Place", FBANC/Pinay Powerhouse Webinar, May 7, 2020.

Super Lawyer Rising Star 2018 - 2020.

  • Evaluates risk and exposure of claims and recommends litigation strategies to corporate clients
  • General civil litigation practice with an emphasis in the areas of premises liability, personal injury, employment, and retail and hospitality
  • Represents and counsels businesses in employment matters, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour, ADA compliance and commercial litigation
  • Represents public entities including City of Oakland in civil rights matters
  • Represents parties in all phases of litigation, including discovery, law and motion, mediation, and trial
  • Handles all aspects of litigation in California, Oregon and Washington
  • Defends large retailers in premises liability and personal injury litigation
  • Counsels and represents businesses of varying sizes, including large and mid-size restaurant franchises, small businesses, and transportation companies in contract disputes, employment and civil litigation matters
  • July 2015: Obtained summary judgment for large-scale property owner in premises liability matter. Plaintiff alleged injuries from a slip-and-fall at an apartment unit. Summary Judgment was granted on the basis that there was no notice of a defect.
  • November 2017: Obtained defense verdict for large national retailer at jury trial as in premises liability/lost business case. Plaintiff alleged he lost his pizza parlor in a fire that originated at the retailer’s store. The fire was an arson. The jury unanimously found no liability.
  • June 2018: Obtained defense verdict at jury trial for large multi-national retailer in premises liability matter. Plaintiff alleged she sustained a TBI from slipping on coffee spilled by another customer. The jury found no liability as to the retailer.
  • September 2019: Obtained judgment through motion for nonsuit for a multi-national retailer at jury trial in premises liability/workers’ compensation case. Plaintiff, an employee, claimed he suffered injuries from a chemical exposure when he was cleaning the store that was recently cleaned with bleach. Plaintiff argued his case was an exception to the workers’ compensation exclusionary rule. The judge found there was no evidence to support Plaintiff’s causes of action, and granted the retailer’s motion for nonsuit.
  • October 2019: Obtained summary judgment for large national retailer in premises liability matter. Plaintiff alleged she slipped and fell on liquid at the retailer’s store. Summary judgment was granted on the basis there was no notice of the dangerous condition.
  • DRI Member
  • Multnomah Bar Association 
  • Northwest Regional Governor and member at the National Filipino American Lawyers 
  • Oregon Filipino American Lawyers Association – Grants Committee Chair
  • Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association Member
  • Former Executive Board Member, Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC)
  • Co-Presenter, "Working While Sheltering in Place", FBANC/Pinay Powerhouse Webinar, May 7, 2020.
  • Santa Clara University School of Law (J.D., 2012)
  • University of California at Berkeley (B.A., 2006)
  • California
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Oregon
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog