Kay Burningham, is a civil trial attorney with over 25 years experience in California and Utah, representing both corporate defendants and individual plaintiffs. She has vast experience in personal injury claims including wrongful death, brain injuries and all types of spinal injuries. She has specialized experience in cervical disc injuries, including the often attendant complications of upper extremity neuropathy, thoracic outlet syndrome, double crush syndrome with surgical complications in both motor vehicle and medical malpractice claims. She has litigated cases involving misrepresentation and fraud in the context of product liability warnings, health care disclosures, insurance coverage and employment and real-estate contracts.
Ms. Burningham has tried a variety of civil cases in San Diego Superior Court. In the early nineties she served as a San Diego Superior Court judge pro tem/civil settlement officer and arbitrator where she assisted in the resolution of a variety of civil cases. Since returning to Utah, she has tried cases in Utah District Court and received a unanimous verdict from the Utah Supreme Court on the issue of gross negligence and punitive damages in a therapeutic radiation injury case: Daniels v. Gamma West 2009 UT 66, 221 P.3d 256
Ms. Burningham was born and raised in Bountiful, Utah and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for most of her life. In 2001, she officially resigned from the Mormon Church and subsequently authored the well-received “An American Fraud. One Lawyer’s Case against Mormonism.” The book was one of the last in a decades-long effort by many Mormon-born historians to expose the true history of the religion and exert pressure on the LDS Church to acknowledge the accurate primary sources of their history, even where contradictory to correlated lesson manuals and instructional materials. In 2013-2014 the Church published 11 essays, under the auspices of the LDS General Authorities. Among other things, these essays clarified such important and controversial historical issues as the true source of Joseph Smith’s Book of Mormon being Smith looking at a stone in a hat as opposed to translating from “reformed Egyptian” written on golden plates by ancient American prophets, and the Book of Abraham facsimiles as incorrectly identifying Egyptian deities such as Osiris and Isis.
Ms. Burningham is a member of the State Bar Associations of Utah (active), California and Colorado (inactive). She has two sons: Chris who is a chemical engineering graduate of UCSB and Danny, a computer engineering student at Barrett Honors College, ASU.