Attorney and Mediator Returns to Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire As Partner

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

After 20 years as one of San Diego’s most successful trial lawyers and mediator at the head of his private law firm, attorney Christian Hulburt has returned to the firm where he began his legal career, Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire.

Hulburt, a two-time outstanding Trial Lawyer award winner and San Diego Magazine Top Lawyer since 2013, will specialize in serious and catastrophic injury cases including medical malpractice, personal injury, and products liability issues.

Hulburt also brings exceptional mediation skills to Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire. Recognizing many cases can be resolved without going to trial, Hulburt is a certified mediator who completed training through the National Conflict Resolution Center, where he served as its Director of Development from 2016 until his return to his original law firm home. Hulburt will continue his service as an NCRC board member.

“I could not imagine a better time for a homecoming to the place where I began my career,” said Hulburt. “With everything we all have experienced over the past year, and the abuses and conflicts people are facing, many people truly need our help in seeking justice. Returning to Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire allows me to make a difference in our community in multiple ways.”

“Chris embodies the absolute core values of our law firm”, said Managing Partner Vincent J. Bartolotta Jr. “Chris possesses an authentic sense of integrity, going to work every day with a philosophy and mission of making lives better, with his unique level of experience”.

Hulburt began his legal career as a University of San Diego law clerk working at Thorsnes Bartolotta. During this time, he led USD’s mock trial team to the national finals in Washington DC. Hulburt was hired upon graduation, and his outstanding courtroom performance for clients, soon led to his promotion to partner.

In 2000, Hulburt left to start his own firm, continuing to specialize in seeking justice for clients harmed by people, products, or companies they trusted.

While pursuing a successful career, Hulburt dedicated time to providing insight and guidance to his peers as a prolific speaker and seminar leader. He returned to his alma mater, coaching the USD mock trial team to a national championship, and taught trial practice skills at USD School of Law for 15 years. He served asPresident of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, holds membership as an Associate in the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates, and was a Master in the Louis B. Welsh Inn of Court.

In 2015 Hulburt developed a part-time mediation practice at West Coast Resolution Group. His unique combination of courtroom trial skills and mastery of the mediation process made him much in-demand among lawyers on both sides for his thoughtful listening, ability to name and hold the emotions behind the story, and keen insight to forge creative solutions.

Hulburt is also actively involved in ministry at Saint Brigid Catholic Church in Pacific Beach. As an ordained deacon, Hulburt preaches and teaches, provides counseling, leads events, and seeks to care for those in need. He also serves on the Board of Regents for the Franciscan School of Theology and is a founding member of the Pacific Beach Interfaith Coalition.

Hulburt and his wife live in Pacific Beach. They have four adult children, and five grandchildren.

Christian Hulburt’s courtroom trial skills and mastery of the mediation process made him much in-demand among lawyers.

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