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Thomas Martin Burns

Thomas Martin Burns

Practice areas:

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Family, Criminal Defense, Estate Planning, DUI & DWI

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About Me



I was born in
Yerington Nevada in 1942.  I attended the
local grammar, Junior High, and High Schools there, graduating in 1960.  While in high school, if I wasn’t
participating in a school or sports activity, I either worked in my father’s
grocery store or at one of the local farms or mines in the Valley.


           


I
attended the University of Nevada, Reno Campus, graduating in January
1965.  In college, I was active in campus
politics (Senior Class President), athletics (football), and a fraternity
(Alpha Tan Omega).  I also had a part
time job most of the time.  Additionally,
I enrolled in the advanced ROTC program and, upon graduation I received a B.S.
in Physical Education, a minor in business and was commissioned a Second
Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Field Artillery.


 


I
entered active duty with the U. S. Army in April of 1965 and was honorably
discharged as a Captain in August 1970. 
I served in South Korea, Oklahoma, and South Vietnam.  My primary assignment during those years was
as a commander of company-sized units. 
In addition to the theater ribbons associated with duty in South
Vietnam, I was awarded two Army Commendation medals and the Bronze Star.


 


Upon being
discharged, I entered law school at Hastings College of the Law, University of
California, which is located in San Francisco. 
Three years later I graduated and moved to Las Vegas with my wife Judy,
son Mitchell, and daughter Jennifer. 
After graduation and before moving, I took, successfully, the California
Bar Examination.


 


While in law
school and for a year or so thereafter, I served in the US Army Reserves as a
Unit Commander in San Francisco and Las Vegas.


 


In 1973 I went
to work for the Clark County Public Defender’s Office as a law clerk and then
as a deputy upon passing the Nevada Bar exam. 
After a little over two and a half years the law firm of Bell, Leavitt
and Green hired me. 


 


 After
leaving Bell, Leavitt and Green, I worked briefly at a law firm called Swanson,
Momot, and Burns.  Since 1979 I have been
practicing as Thomas M. Burns, Ltd., a sole practitioner.  My practice is about thirty percent criminal,
the remainder is domestic, probate, civil litigation and bankruptcy.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. Family: 30%
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 30%
    34 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    42 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 10%
  5. Estate Planning: 10%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Thomas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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Contact Info

912 N Eastern
Las Vegas, NV, 89101

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NVActive197402/23/2013
CAInactive197405/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ATTORNEY AT LAWTHOMAS M. BURNS, LTD1979 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UC Hastings COLN/AlawN/A
Univ of NevadaN/AundergraduateN/A