Patrick R. Burns

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Burns Law Firm PLLC
 | 1624 Harmon Place, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-877-6400
Fax: 612-486-5537
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Franchise/Dealership (10%)
Attorney Profile

Patrick R. Burns is the founder of the Minneapolis-based law firm, Burns Law Firm PLLC. He provides zealous representation to clients regionally and nationally by focusing his practice primarily on dispute resolution.  He frequently is hired by other lawyers and their clients to serve as a neutral mediator or arbitrator.  Mr. Burns is a member of the national Commercial, Consumer and Mediation panels of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN) and ValueSolve ADR.  

While Mr. Burns is a forceful courtroom advocate when necessary, his extensive background and training in negotiation, arbitration and mediation enable him to help his clients obtain favorable outcomes using alternative dispute resolution methods. His successful track record both in and out of the courtroom has earned him the respect of his colleagues.

Mr. Burns is the recipient of an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and has a 10.0 "Superb" rating from Avvo. In addition, Mr. Burns has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.  Minnesota Lawyer named him a “Minnesota Attorney of the Year” in 2015.  Mr. Burns is admitted to practice law in South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota; he is also admitted to practice before several federal trial and appellate courts, including the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 7th and 8th Circuits and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  He regularly presents on topics of ADR for lawyers, and was formerly an adjunct professor of law teaching arbitration at the University of South Dakota School of Law.

Before opening his firm, Mr. Burns served his country with distinction as a defense attorney with the U.S. Army, where he represented numerous clients in courts-martial and administrative proceedings.  He continues to represent members of the military as a civilian lawyer.

 

 

*AV® and AV Preeminent® are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%)
Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Business Litigation (20%)
Franchise/Dealership (10%)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%): Arbitration, Mediation

Personal Injury - General (20%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Business Litigation (20%): Non-Compete Agreements

Franchise/Dealership (10%)

Focus Areas

Arbitration, Mediation, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Non-Compete Agreements

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2010

Certificates and Credentials

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About Patrick Burns

Admitted: 2000, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.burns-law.mn

Honors/Awards:

  • AV Peer-Review rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named a 2015 "Attorney of the Year" - Minnesota Lawyer
  • Dillon Graduate Achievement Award - University of South Dakota
  • Named one of 20 "Up & Coming Attorneys" - Minnesota Lawyer (2007)

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, 2013
  • Minnesota Rule 114 Qualified Neutral
  • International Mediation Institute (IMI) - certified mediator, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Wisconsin 
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota 
  • Minnesota 
  • HCBA Legal Fee Arbitration Committee, Former Chair; Minnesota State Bar Association ADR Section, Former Chair; American Bar Association; Minnesota State Bar Association; Hennepin County Bar Association; The State Bar of South Dakota; Wisconsin State Bar; The State Bar Association of North Dakota; ABA Forum on Franchising; Pro Bono Mediator for Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights and Hennepin County District Court Civil Mediation Pilot Project

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Victory Memorial Drive Taskforce - by appointment of Hennepin County; Pro Bono Mediator for Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights and Hennepin County District Court Civil Mediation Pilot Project

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Faculty, “13th Annual ADR Institute,” Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 29, 2010 Certified Civil Arbitration Training, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 16, 2010; Franchise Law Webcast Series (“The Accidental Franchise,” “Disclosure and Registration,” “Minnesota Franchise Relationship Law”), Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April, May and June, 2010 “Elder Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution,” Elder Law Forum (guest on regional radio program broadcast in seven states) WNAX - AM, Yankton, South Dakota, November 15, 2009 “Arbitration,” Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 1, 2009 “Arbitration,” Ramsey County Bar Association, St. Paul, Minnesota, March 27, 2009 “Arbitration,” ADR Seminar, Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, March 9, 2009 “Tips for Choosing an Arbitrator,” ADR Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 10, 2009 “Mediation and Conflict Resolution,” Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota, November 1, 2007 Faculty, “10th Annual Minnesota ADR Institute,” Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 19, 2007 “Drafting Arbitration Clauses,” Minnesota CLE webcast, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 18, 2007 “Ask the Mediators: Candid Advice on What Works and What Doesn't,” Hennepin County Bar Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 27, 2007 “Ethics in Arbitration,” Minnesota CLE webcast, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 20, 2007 “The American Arbitration Association in 2007: Leaders in Dispute Resolution,” Hamline University School of Law, Saint Paul, Minnesota, September 4, 2007 “Using Arbitration to Resolve Intellectual Property Disputes,” Minnesota CLE webcast, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 16, 2007 “Minnesota No-Fault Arbitration — Current Topics and Trends from Three Perspectives,’ Minnesota CLE webcast, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 19, 2007 “Drafting International Dispute Resolution Clauses & Working with a Third-Party ADR Administrator,” American Arbitration Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 20, 2007 “Alternative Dispute Resolution,” South Dakota Bar Convention, Aberdeen, South Dakota, June 21, 2007 “Arbitration Fundamentals & Best Practices for New American Arbitration Association Arbitrators,” AAA, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 5 & 6, 2007 “Designing an Effective Employee Dispute Resolution Program,” Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM), Elk River, Minnesota, April 11, 2007 “Online Dispute Resolution Solutions,” Hamline University School of Law, Saint Paul, Minnesota, March 28, 2007 “What Clients Need to Know About Intellectual Property Arbitration,” Merchant & Gould/Lindquist & Vennum, PLLP, Windows on Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 8, 2006 Faculty, “9th Annual ADR Institute,” Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 20, 2006 “Fundamentals of ADR in North Dakota — Leading the Way in the 21st Century,” North Dakota Bar Association, Fargo, North Dakota, September 29, 2006 “Mediation Advocacy,” Minnesota CLE Solo and Small Firm Conference, Duluth, Minnesota, August 7, 2006 Panelist, “The Future of ADR,” 10th Anniversary Symposium, ADR Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association, University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 23, 2006 “Alternative Dispute Resolution,” City of Lakes Rotary Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 15, 2006 “Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses & Working with a Third-Party ADR Administrator,” Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, November 17, 2005  

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • 10.0 "Superb"rating by Avvo.com

Industry Groups

  • ADR; Mediation; Arbitration; Dispute Resolution; Personal Injury; Consumer Law
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1624 Harmon Place
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Phone: 612-877-6400

Fax: 612-486-5537

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