Thomas Burns was born in Tacoma Washington where he graduated from Henry Foss High School. After high school he joined the United States Marine Corps where he served for over six years, attaining the rank of Sergeant, and served during operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Upon his honorable discharge Thomas attended and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a BA in Criminal Justice and from the UALR School of Law. Thomas is a resident of Benton Arkansas with his wife Laura and their two children, Jennings and Reagan. Thomas is a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church and active in his community and children’s school.
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|AR||Authorized to practice||2002||09/30/2015|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
A caution means that an attorney did something wrong, but may still practice law. The attorney was cautioned in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.
Thomas’s comment: “I was cautioned by the Supreme Court. It was my fault and I deserved to be cautioned. The client is still my client and we have an outstanding professional relationship.”
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Lawyer||Benton Courier||2006|
|Attorney||The Law Offices of Thomas Burns, PA||2005 - Present|
|Judge||City of Shannon Hills||2006 - 2008|
|Litigation Attorney||Wilson & Associates, PLLC||2001 - 2005|
|Criminal Investigator||United States Marine Corps||1985 - 1991|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Henry Woods American Inn of Court||Barrister||2003 - Present|
|Saline County Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Arkansas Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Sexton v Sexton||Won|
|Cooke v Petit Jean State Bank and Hunter||Client dismissed on a directed verdict|
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|University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|University of Arkansas - Little Rock||Criminal Justice||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|