Meet Our Team

Law Offices of John P. Burns



Chris Fellows

Chris Fellows has a law degree from McGeorge School of Law and is taking the California Bar Exam shortly. His undergraduate education was at San Francisco State University and he has an undergraduate degree in International Relations.

Chris is our lead paralegal and is in charge of interviewing prospective clients, as well as answering questions or resolving problems for clients. He also handles drafting and responding to legal discovery on cases, drafting and filing motions with the court and assisting Mr. Burns at trial.

Chris is married and has two children named, Joshua age 11 and Sophie age 10. He and his wife Tanya live in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. Chris enjoys spending time with his family, biking and hiking in the mountains near Rancho Santa Margarita.



Heather Hazlett

Heather Hazlett holds an American Bar Association accredited Paralegal Certificate from the University of California, Irvine. She also has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton, California.

Heather handles all of our office trust fund and other financial accounting and disbursement duties. She also assists in the filing of lawsuits for our office, as well as managing the sending, receiving and organizing of legal discovery documents.

Heather is married to Todd Hazlett and she and Todd live in San Juan Capistrano, California. She is a member of the Dana Point Outrigger Canoe Club racing organization and participates in races throughout Southern California. Heather is also a runner and competes in races for various charities.



Donna Burns

Donna Burns is a retired TWA Flight Attendant who still loves to travel. She is our part time receptionist and file manager. She also assists with client notebooks and the filing of correspondence, court pleadings and case financial records.

Donna also writes a column for our law firm monthly newsletter, sharing information and photographs about our staff members, family and friends.