Patrick R. Burns

Patrick R. Burns: Attorney with Burns Law Firm PLLC
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Biography

Patrick Burns focuses his practice on ADR and civil litigation. He is licensed to practice law in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. Minnesota Lawyer named him one of 20 "Up and Coming Attorneys" in the state in 2007, and in 2010 he was named a "Rising Star" in ADR and litigation by Minnesota Law & Politics. Patrick is an active mediator and arbitrator who serves on the American Arbitration Association's (AAA) national panels of mediators and arbitrators. Patrick also volunteers as a mediator through the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights and Hennepin County District Court. He was formerly vice president of the Minneapolis office of the American Arbitration Association and served on active duty as an officer and trial lawyer in the Army JAG Corps. Patrick earned his B.S., M.P.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of South Dakota, where he is an adjunct professor of law. Patrick serves as a vice chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. He is also pursuing an LL.M in Dispute Resolution from the Pepperdine School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in Malibu, California.

Burns Law Firm, PLLC, 2010-Present; Dady & Gardner, P.A., 2008-2010; American Arbitration Association, Vice President, 2005-2008; Bassford Remele, P.A., 2003-2005; The United States Army, Captain and Judge Advocate (JAG), 2001-2003, Honorable Discharge; Burns Law Firm, 1999-2001.

Pursuing Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution from the perennially number-one ranked law school for dispute resolution in the United States Pepperdine University School of Law. Coursework is live and not online. Additional coursework at Hamline University School of Law, which is currently the number-two ranked law school for dispute resolution in the United States Advanced Mediator Training, American Arbitration Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2010; Minnesota CLE, ADR Institutes, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2006-2008 and 2010; Minnesota Rule 114 Certified Civil Arbitrator training (6.75 hours), Minnesota CLE, 2007; Hennepin County Bar Association CLE, Ask the Mediators: Candid Advice About What Works and What Doesn't, 2007; The State Bar of South Dakota, Dispute Resolution CLE, 2007; Minnesota CLE, Arbitration Series: Ethical Considerations in Arbitration for Neutrals and Lawyer-Advocates, 2007; AAA Arbitration Fundamentals & Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators, 2007; Minnesota CLE, Mediation Advocacy, 2006; AAA Dealing with Delay Tactics in Arbitration (ACE004), 2006; AAA Staff Mediator Training, 2006; Hamline University School of Law Dispute Resolution Institute, Minnesota Rule 114 Qualified Neutral (30 hours), 2006; AAA Arbitrator I: Fundamentals of the Arbitration Process, 2005; AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics, 2005; Faculty, AAA Arbitrator Training 2006-2008; Various Other ADR Training and Seminars.

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.

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Consumer Law
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
612-568-0044  Phone
612-877-6400  Phone
612-486-5537  Fax
www.burns-law.mn
University Attended:
United States Army Airborne Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia, Graduate, 2001; University of South Dakota, B.S., Philosophy and Speech Communication, 1993; University of South Dakota, M.P.A., Graduate Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, 2000
Law School Attended:
Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution, LL.M., Dispute Resolution, 2015; The Judge Advocate General’s School of the Army, Charlottesville, Virginia, Graduate, 2001; University of South Dakota, J.D., Editor, South Dakotan Lawyer; Graduate Assistant to the Dean, 2000
Year of First Admission:
2000
Admission:
2000, South Dakota; 2004, Minnesota and Wisconsin; 2015, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Court; 2016, North Dakota; 2004, U.S. Court of Appeal for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits; 2002, U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals; 2002, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; 2003, U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota; 2010, U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma; 2004, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; 2008, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Memberships:
National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN); International Mediation Institute (IMI) Certified Mediator; The Minnesota State Bar Association (ADR Section, former chair and vice chair; Civil Litigation Section); Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA Mentor Program participant since 2006; Leaders Impacting the Non-Profit Community [LINC] Graduate, Former Chair of the Legal Fee Arbitration Committee); Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court (Barrister), Minneapolis; American Arbitration Association (AAA) Mediation and Arbitration Panels – neutral; University of St. Thomas School of Law (Mentor Program participant since 2004); State Bar Association of North Dakota; The State Bar of South Dakota (ADR Committee); The State Bar of Wisconsin (“Lawyer-to-Lawyer” volunteer).
Military:
Captain, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, 2000-2009
Birth Information:
Vermillion, South Dakota, September 1970
ISLN:
917282520
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Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 (32 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.7/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.7/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.7/5.0
  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.5/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 03/03/11 in Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Mr. Burns is an experienced mediator and arbitrator. He enjoys a statewide and regional practice and reputation for competence, diligence and professionalism.

    Mr. Burns is an experienced mediator and arbitrator. He enjoys a statewide and regional practice and reputation for competence, diligence and professionalism. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 03/11/11 in Litigation

    If anyone deserves an "A+AV" rating it is Patrick - his ethics are the very highest and he has great knowledge and works hard to improve himself and an attorney.

    If anyone deserves an "A+AV" rating it is Patrick - his ethics are the very highest and he has great knowledge and works hard to improve himself and an attorney. Read less

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Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
  • 100% (1 recommendation)
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    5.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    5.0/5.0
  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 04/29/15 in Family Law.

    Patrick Burns Law has been such a reassuring experience. Patrick has shown compassion, honesty and good judgement separating personal versus fact. His firm feels to be grounded on integrity, morals and ethics, for which I appreciate and feel secure i... Read more

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    Patrick Burns Law has been such a reassuring experience. Patrick has shown compassion, honesty and good judgement separating personal versus fact. His firm feels to be grounded on integrity, morals and ethics, for which I appreciate and feel secure in our dealings. Read less

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