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Patrick Robert Burns

Personal injury Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   14 reviews

also known as Pat Burns, Patrick Burns


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About Patrick

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I help people and businesses with dispute resolution.  I also help injured people.  Call me today for a free consultation.

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Licensed for 22 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2004
Updated 12/05/2022
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2004
Updated 10/29/2022
State SD
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 04/21/2014
State ND
Status License Expired
Acquired 2016
Updated 01/21/2023

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

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Burns Law Firm, PLLC
1624 Harmon Place
Suite 300E
Minneapolis, MN, 55403

Reviews

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Posted by Lori | December 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
We live out of state and needed an attorney in the Minneapolis area to help us with a bogus issue involving a franchise based in that city. After reading many reviews for Minneapolis attorneys we decided to give Patrick Burns a call. Boy, we are glad we did. He was easy to talk to right away and didn't talk to us in all that "lawyer talk" that you can't understand. He talked to us using simple words we could comprehend. We hired him and within a few days the franchise that was trying to bully us backed off and dropped their "so-called" case against us. Mr. Burns did an outstanding job for us and we will definitely use him again when and if the need arises. Thank you Patrick.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unemployment Appeal
I tried finding a local lawyer and none of them would help me out. I finally went to the SD Bar website and they sent me Patrick Burns phone number. He is the only lawyer who would help me. It was very last minute before my unemployment appeal when he finally received all the information necessary to defend my case. He did an excellent job and I won my case. I have his number saved in my phone because I will definitely call him again if I need his help.
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Posted by Steve and Jenni | April 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We highly recommend Mr. Burns
My husband and I had a somewhat unusual case, and after a couple months trying different routes we had pretty much run out of options to resolve our issue. We met with Mr. Burns and within one month our case was resolved. Mr. Burns is professional and compassionate, and we couldn’t be more happy with the results.
Posted by Brian Anderson | November 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
VICTORY !
There was very little hope that the case we presented to Patrick could be won in our favor. We thought. Words can not describe the emotions that we felt when Patrick called to tell us we had won the case!!! He was up to challenge and beat the system. I have shared this victory by Patrick with others and everyone said it was unheard of. Simply put, FANTSTIC ! Brian
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Response from Patrick Burns November 21, 2019
It was an honor to represent you and your daughter, Brian. I also was glad about the outcome!
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pleased customer!
I contacted Patrick burns to help with a identity theft/ tax fraud issue. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He kept me up to date with all communications and information in regards to my case. No other attorney at the time would take my case but Patrick was confident he could help.
Response from Patrick Burns June 9, 2018
It was an honor to represent you. I think we achieved justice in your case.
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated
I was referred to Patrick Burns by Hennepin Bar Association. I lived out of state and was in a need of a lawyer in the Minnesota area. I was told by bar association that Patrick would contact me at a specific time and to much surprise I got the phone call at specified time, on the exact hour. Punctuality is important and your word is even more important. He proved himself to uphold both!!!! Patrick never promised anything nor did he give me any false hope, actually he made it clear that it could possibly be a hard case to win. I prayed and with the guidance of God hired him as my attorney. I do not regret the hiring of this attorney. He and his assistant Collen Sparke (such a beautiful woman of God with a humble and sweet spirit) worked diligently on my case keeping in contact with me on a consistent basis, gathering information, and always quickly responding whenever I reached out to them for question and seeking guidance. Constantly reassured me throughout the process that we would be ready when the day come!! On the day of my hearing, Patrick showed up and showed out. He controlled the hearing, he actually controlled the atmosphere of the room!!!!! I did win my case and Patrick and Colleen was awesome in leading me to the victory. If you in need of a lawyer in or around Minnesota that's willing to work with you and fight for you Patrick definitely will be a great choice!
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Response from Patrick Burns June 9, 2018
Thank you. It was an honor to represent you.
Posted by Tammie | June 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ecstatic!
I am so glad that I called Patrick Burns to handle my unemployment case. After wrongfully being fired an denied unemployment benefits. I really was not sure how to fight this alone. Patrick was very professional and knowledgeable on how to go about getting great results. It felt good to have someone that is honest and hard working on my side. I would refer Pactrick Burns in a heart beat.
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Response from Patrick Burns June 9, 2018
I was glad we won your case. Sometimes judges see the truth through all of the legal jargon and lawyer wrangling.
Posted by Ferman | June 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He saved my career
I was on the verge of losing my x-ray license and had to attend a hearing, in Saint Paul, MN. A friend and co-worker, who was in similar situation, did some research and found Patrick. After hiring him, she gave me his information. After talking to him and much pray, I too hired Mr. Burns. What a bless decision. He and his paralegal(Colleen) were very supportive, honest and available to me as they help me prepare for my hearing. Even though I lived in Montgomery Alabama, I never had any problems talking with him about my case. When I flew to Saint Paul for my hearing, he met me at his office and gave me the run down of how he plan to represent me. The only promise he made me was that he would put forth max effort to defend me. At hearing, he vigorously advocated for me at my hearing. The hearing took place in October 2016 and in November of 2016, the licensing board allowed me keep my license. I credit that decision to my faith in God and Mr. Patrick R Burns. I would recommend him, whole heartily to anyone who needed an excellent lawyer. He truly been blessing for me and my family.
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Response from Patrick Burns June 9, 2018
It was an honor to represent you. Your career was worth saving and you have helped so many people in health care before and since we met.
Posted by Karen | February 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Another satisfied customer...
I was at my witsend with my situation. After doing my research, I was referred to the Patrick Burns law firm. After explaining my situatio, he immediately jumped into action on my case. Keep in mind I live in Atlanta and he is in Minnesota, this was not a factor, through clear communication and constant update we were able to reach a resolution in 2 1/2 months. I could not have been happier with Mr. Burns services. I have no hesitations when making a reccomendation for the Burns Law Firm. When it comes to taking on big institutions, the Burns Law Firm can handle it. I am very happy with the results!
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Response from Patrick Burns June 9, 2018
Thank you. It was an honor to represent you.
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Employment Contract Attorney in the Twin Cities
I hired Patrick to help with matters relating to a prospective employment contract. It was/has been an excellent experience. Patrick was thorough, objective and walked me through the process in a very patient way. It was great to have someone in my corner and someone whom I could trust and someone who approached things in a nonjudgmental, fact based way. My particular case was multi-faceted and particularly nuanced. Patrick was able to keep up with the facts of my case, suggest differing angles of attack and helped me think through various decision points. Patrick's extensive experience with arbitration matters was also helpful in regards to providing a pragmatic and reasonable thought process. I have absolutely NO hesitation in recommending Patrick as an excellent employment matter / financial services attorney.
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Response from Patrick Burns June 9, 2018
Thank you for the kind words and review. It was an honor to represent you.
Posted by John | November 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated services
I contacted Pat Burns a year or two ago. I had been calling tons of lawyers due to my current (at that time attorney) was way out of line in regards to ethics and Legal malpractice. However, Pat went way out of his way at no cost to me doing some research and provided me with some referrals out of state as my case was out of state. After about 1 year and no other attorney was willing to take my already messed up case I contacted Pat Burns again, as the last lawyer I was going to contact before having to make some very difficult choices thanks to my (former) attorney. Pat was so frustrated with my attorney and the terrible face he put on Pat Burns chosen career field. Pat chose to assist me even though Pat was well aware of the fact I was not rich and Pat most likely would be assisting me close to a Pro Bono rate. Pat & I were put between a rock and a hard place by a judge. Pat still gave it 110% of his professionalism. We finalized my case in a better some than nothing scenario. He never quits it's not in him . IF you need a good lawyer in his field he is your man. I will always contact Patrick Burns if I ever need an attorney. If anyone asks me if I know of a good attorney PAT BURNS will be my first and only referral!! Thanks for your dedication Pat it is greatly appreciated!!!
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Posted by Larry | April 29, 2015
Case.LZ Jamie MAY12 1969
IF it was'nt for a phone call I would'nt be writing this review. Patrick Burns is.a great lawyer He put together a number of other lawyers to make a team to put my case together Patrick Burns was the start of it all. I have known him since 2006 Also this team name was PRO BONO BAND OF BROTHERS. Patrick Burns is my friend and always will be He never quits it's not in him . IF you need a good lawyer in his field he is your man. ALSO THE TEAM WON MY CASE. THANK-YOU PATRICK
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Posted by Brent | December 4, 2014
Trusting and professional experience
Pat was very professional in handling our situation. We were dealing with a timely, immediate need and he made it easy to communicate back and forth with him multiple times (phone, email and in person). Pat seemed to be one step ahead of us in the process and brought different insight for us to consider to resolve our situation. He made us comforable during the process easier to understand. Pat will be the first Lawyer to turn to if we ever have any legal matters in the future.
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Posted by Amy | November 24, 2014
Excellent service
Patrick Burns is an excellent lawyer. He was very thorough and kept us updated every step of the way. I would highly recommend his services. Thanks for all your help!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Burns Law Firm
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Lockridge Grindal Nauen, PLLP
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Lindquist & Vennum
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Owner
  • Burns Law Firm PLLC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Lawyer
  • Dady & Gardner
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Vice President
  • American Arbitration Association
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Lawyer
  • Bassford Remele, A Professional Association
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Trial Lawyer
  • United States Army
  • 2000 - 2003
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Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2015
  • Judge Advocate General's School of the Army
  • Graduate
  • 2001
  • United States Army Airborne Infantry School
  • Airborne Infantry
  • 2001
  • University of South Dakota
  • M.P.A. - Master of Public Administration
  • 2000
  • University of South Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of South Dakota
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993
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Legal Cases

  • Neighbor's Dog Bite Injury
  • $100,000

Associations

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • South Dakota State Bar
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Chair
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2005 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer - ADR and litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer - ADR and litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer - ADR and litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Minnesota Lawyer
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer - ADR and litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Up and Coming Attorney
  • Minnesota Lawyer
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Mediation Newsletter
  • Spring Mediation News
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Minnesota ADR Institute
  • Hot Topics in Arbitration and Practice Tips for Advocates and Arbitrators
  • 2013
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Tips for Choosing an Arbitrator
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (6)
Endorse Patrick
Mediation Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick Burns is a tremendously qualified and experienced attorney. He is also a skilled and recognized mediator and arbitrator. Mr. Burns’ experience and skills give him the unique ability to assess the issues facing his clients and determine the best course of action. He is always well prepared and works hard to achieve the goals of his clients. I fully recommend Patrick Burns."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pat carries on a great family history in plaintiff trial work. His skills are both in trial work and in alternative dispute resolution."
Mediation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is an expert mediator, with a long list of qualifications that most other mediators don't possess. He is passionate about helping people resolve their problems and is very skilled at doing so. I would refer parties to him with high confidence."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is aggressive and diligent. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Patrick; he is intelligent, diligent and is an excellent lawyer and mediator."
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Minneapolis Personal injury Lawyer Patrick Robert Burns
Patrick Robert Burns
Personal injury Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 22 years
Free Consultation