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Patrick K. Burns

Associate

(202) 370-8005
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Washington, D.C.
1300 I Street, N.W.
Suite 825
Washington, D.C. 20005


Tysons Corner
8000 Towers Crescent Drive
Suite 1350
Vienna, VA 22182


Baltimore
400 East Pratt Street
Suite 800
Baltimore, MD 21202


Education

J.D., cum laude, Michigan State University College of Law, 2010

B.A., Political Science, Pennsylvania State University, 2004

Honors

SuperLawyers® Rising Star, Washington D.C. and Virginia (2018)

Virginia Legal Elite, Labor & Employment (2015) and Civil Litigation (2016)
 

Patrick Burns is an associate at the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the Employment and Commercial Litigation practice groups. He is licensed in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. and has first-chaired matters in all three jurisdictions.

Mr. Burns has successfully defended businesses and individuals in a variety of cases, including construction, employment, defamation, contractual disputes, and franchise litigation. He has handled matters through all phases of litigation and has taken many cases to trial. 

Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Mr. Burns worked for two prominent civil defense firms in northern Virginia and handled a diverse range of commercial litigation disputes.

He is active with the Virginia Bar Association, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, and the Fairfax Bar Association.

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth District

Memberships

  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • President of the Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Section (2015-Present)
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Section (2012-Present)
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Fairfax Law Foundation (2014-2015)
  • Member, Fairfax County General District Court Committee (2013-2015)
     

Professional & Community Activities

  • President of the Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Section (2015-Present)
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Section (2012-2017)
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Fairfax Law Foundation (2014-2015)
  • Member, Fairfax County General District Court Committee (2013-2015)
 
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Contact

(202) 370-8005

pburns@grsm.com


Offices

Washington, D.C.

Tysons Corner

Baltimore

Education

J.D., cum laude, Michigan State University College of Law, 2010

B.A., Political Science, Pennsylvania State University, 2004

Honors

SuperLawyers® Rising Star, Washington D.C. and Virginia (2018)

Virginia Legal Elite, Labor & Employment (2015) and Civil Litigation (2016)
 

Patrick K. Burns

Associate

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Biography

Patrick Burns is an associate at the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the Employment and Commercial Litigation practice groups. He is licensed in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. and has first-chaired matters in all three jurisdictions.

Mr. Burns has successfully defended businesses and individuals in a variety of cases, including construction, employment, defamation, contractual disputes, and franchise litigation. He has handled matters through all phases of litigation and has taken many cases to trial. 

Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Mr. Burns worked for two prominent civil defense firms in northern Virginia and handled a diverse range of commercial litigation disputes.

He is active with the Virginia Bar Association, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, and the Fairfax Bar Association.

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Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth District

Memberships

  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • President of the Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Section (2015-Present)
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Section (2012-Present)
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Fairfax Law Foundation (2014-2015)
  • Member, Fairfax County General District Court Committee (2013-2015)
     

Professional & Community Activities

  • President of the Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Section (2015-Present)
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Section (2012-2017)
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Fairfax Law Foundation (2014-2015)
  • Member, Fairfax County General District Court Committee (2013-2015)
 
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