Elizabeth Burnett

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Robins Kaplan LLP
 | 800 LaSalle Avenue, Suite 2800
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-349-8500
Fax: 612-339-4181
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Defense (70%),
  • Insurance Coverage (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Elizabeth Burnett is a partner at Robins Kaplan LLP. Based in the firm's Minneapolis office, she has a national civil litigation practice, with an emphasis on individual and class action personal injury cases arising out of fires, explosions, and other disasters, as well as product liability defense. She also advises on and litigates first-party property insurance coverage issues. Admitted to practice before all Minnesota state courts, Ms. Burnett is also admitted to practice before U.S. District Courts for the District of Minnesota, the Eastern District of Texas, and the Western District of Michigan.

In her personal injury and wrongful death practice, Ms. Burnett has represented both plaintiffs and defendants. In one such case, she represented a worker who suffered severe burns over 70% of the body resulting from an industrial accident. The case settled with defendants for $15.4 million. Ms. Burnett also defended a product manufacturer in a case arising out of a chemical explosion that killed more than 30 people, and obtained a dismissed with prejudice for her client. In her insurance coverage practice, she represents insurance companies in all stages of litigation.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - Products
  • 30%Insurance Coverage
Focus Areas

Products Liability, Insurance, Insurance Defense


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Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020

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About Elizabeth Burnett

Admitted: 2010, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.robinskaplan.com/lawyers/elizabeth-burnett


  • Named a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2014)
  • Named an “Up and Coming Attorney” by Minnesota Lawyer (2016)
  • Named a “Minnesota Rising Star,” Super Lawyers (2018-2019)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, Board Member and Equity Committee Co-Chair (2019-present); Minnesota Women Lawyers, Partner Leadership Council (2017-present)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Educational Background:

  • Creighton University, B.A. in English Literature and Spanish, magna cum laude 
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Office Location for Elizabeth Burnett

800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 2800
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-349-8500

Fax: 612-339-4181

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Last Updated: 2/18/2020

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