Baker Burton & Lundy gives back to the South Bay community

Giving Back to the South Bay Community

Baker, Burton & Lundy’s Commitment

We believe in helping people and cultivating a fairer, more just society. We strive to do this not only through our law practice but also through our personal ties to the community.

The 25% Pledge

When Baker, Burton & Lundy received the fees earned for work in the $1.7 billion dollar win against El Paso Gas Company, we set aside 25% of our fees to donate to charitable causes. One of the primary recipients from this fund was the organization Plant with Purpose, which reverses deforestation and poverty in the world. Albro Lundy has been involved with Plant with Purpose since 1986 and currently serves as general counsel. Other major recipients included Smile Train, Trinity College and the LA Foundation.

The Second Pledge

We chose to again pledge of portion of the attorney’s fees when our team of attorneys recovered and benefited California consumers billions of dollars against Sempra Energy for unfair business practices. In this instance, the primary donation was to endow a chair for Consumer Protection at Loyola Law School. We believe that having a full-time professor specifically teaching the law of consumer protection will inspire more lawyers to defend people from unfair business practices. In addition, at the end of the settlements, partner Brad Baker presented a $93,000 cy pres donation from the natural gas settlement remainder to the Legal Aid Society of San Diego.

Additional Involvement

The attorneys at Baker, Burton & Lundy have been heavily involved in their community for decades, donating time, funds and/or legal expertise to encourage local and international social change. Please see our attorneys’ individual profiles for their personal causes and involvement over the years:

Additionally, Baker, Burton & Lundy offers pro bono help with 501(c)(3) incorporation to local organizations. We’re proud to see groups we’ve helped like the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation still going strong twenty years later. Partner Kent Burton feels honored to have been able to help many 501(c)(3) organizations. If you have a non-profit that needs some start-up legal help, please call our offices or contact us with the form below.

Giving Back Stories

Bleeding Life

Since he moved to Palos Verdes in the mid-1990s, Torrance Memorial Medical Center has been Albro Lundy’s preferred place to donate blood. He goes in every two to three months.

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Baker, Burton & Lundy’s Supported Causes

Education

  • Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation
  • Delta Gamma Foundation
  • El Camino Community College
  • Elk Grove Community Foundation
  • Irvine Public Schools Foundation
  • Josephson Institute of Ethics
  • MBX Foundation
  • Michigan State English Tutoring Program
  • Open Books (Chicago)
  • PEF – Peninsula Education Foundation
  • Passkeys Foundation
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Trinity College (Connecticut)
  • University of California Irvine Foundation
  • University of California Los Angeles Foundation
  • UCLA Friends of Art History
  • UCLA – Wooden Foundation
  • University of Southern California

Health

  • American Cancer Society
  • Art and Creativity for Healing
  • Avon Foundation
  • Blind Children Center
  • Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach
  • Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center & Psychiatric Service
  • John Tracy Clinic
  • LA Foundation
  • Rainbow Services Ltd
  • Torrance Memorial Hospital
  • The Wheelchair Foundation

International

  • The Gorilla Foundation
  • Plant with Purpose
  • Smile Train
  • World Vision

Legal

  • Loyola Law School
  • Mediation Volunteer (LA, South Bay)
  • UCLA Law School
  • Venice location of LA Legal Aid

Local

  • Acacia Adult Day Services
  • California State Parks Foundation
  • City of Manhattan Beach
  • Crystal Cove Alliance
  • Del Amo Rotary Club
  • Designing Women – South Bay
  • Goodwill Industries of Southern California
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
  • H.E.L.P. Torrance (Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation)
  • Heal the Bay
  • Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Hermosa Beach Mural Project
  • Kiwanis Hermosa Beach & Kiwanis International
  • Manhattan Beach Sister City Committee
  • National League of MIA/POW Families
  • Pilgrim Lutheran Church – Santa Monica
  • St. Lawrence Martyr Parish
  • Torrance-South Bay YMCA
  • USA Water Polo

Youth

  • AYSO (Palos Verdes, South Bay, South Irvine)
  • Hershe Group Foundation
  • Hermosa Beach Youth Basketball League
  • Hermosa Beach Little League
  • Manhattan Beach Youth Basketball
  • Mira Costa Drama Boosters, Inc.
  • Newport Water Polo Foundation
  • Palos Verdes High School Mock Trial
  • P.V. Peninsula High School Mock Trial
  • PONY Youth Baseball
  • Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine
  • Teen Challenge
  • Turtle Rock Elementary, Irvine
  • University High School, Irvine
  • USC Water Polo
  • Teen Court Room at P.V. Peninsula High School