The Law Offices of Alan E. Burchett desire to serve the region with the best service and legal advice possible.  Our office is passionate about providing assistance to clients confused about the complications of legal issues regarding Business Law, Real Estate, Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Administration matters.  Our office represents over 40 years of experience.  We believe that experience counts as it brings wisdom, understanding, and knowledge.  We look forward to working with you on your needs.

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Alan Burchett,
Attorney at Law

Alan was born in Chico and raised in Orland California.  He attended UC Berkeley and Hastings College of Law. Following his graduation from law school he started his career with a law firm located in the financial district of San Francisco.  Next Alan joined the corporate legal staff at the international headquarters of Occidental Petroleum Corporation in Los Angeles.  After Alan and wife Brenda welcomed their son Andrew into the world, they decided they wanted to move their family to a smaller community.  They decided to return to Chico to raise their children.  Initially Alan worked as a Deputy County Counsel for Butte County and then was invited to work in a law firm during which time their daughter Wendy was born.  

Alan and three other young attorneys formed the law firm of Stewart, Craig, Humpreys & Burchett.  One of his earliest clients was the newly incorporated Town of Paradise for which he acted as the first city attorney on a contract basis for over two years until the Town of Paradise was in a position to hire a staff attorney.  Recently he volunteered to serve as a visiting professor for the University of Belgrade, Serbia where he taught U.S. business law to second and third year students at their law school.

In August of 2010, Alan elected to sell his interest to the remaining members of the firm and establish his own independent office in order to focus on the practice of law in areas in which he had developed high levels of expertise.

Alan is a Certified Specialist in Real Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law as issued by the California State Board of Legal Specializations. 

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CarolAnn Esponde, Certified Paralegal

CarolAnn has been an assistant and legal secretary for over 30 years.  This has been her career since graduating high school.  She started her career in the "Big Apple", New York City.  In 1995 she relocated to Chico with her two sons, Michael and Matthew Vislosky.  For the next five years she worked in the workers compensation area for a well known local attorney.  For the last eleven years she has built a long working relationship with Alan andenjoys the opportunity of getting to know each client personally and assisting them with their legal matters.

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Brenda Burchett, Office Manager

When you enter the office you will be greeted by Brenda Burchett.  Often your first visit to an attorney can be filled with worry, fear and sadness.  She will make you feel welcome and at ease.  Brenda's main role is that of our office manager, bookkeeper and receptionist.  Alan and Brenda have been married for over forty years.  In those forty years she has filled many roles in our community including various volunteer activities.  It is her joy to serve our various clients.

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