Warren T. Burns

Warren T. Burns

Burns Charest LLP

Recognized since 2019

Dallas, Texas

Practice Areas

Litigation - Antitrust

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We are in a battle for the future of our democracy. The frontline is the courtroom. Sounds dramatic, doesn’t it? Maybe a little heavy-handed?

I write and speak like this because it matters. And I care.

At our founding, Thomas Jefferson said this: “I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which government can be held to the principles of its constitution.”

Access to our courts is the bedrock of our democracy. But the truth is that the civil justice system in our country has been under assault for decades. Politicians have politicized our courts to a remarkable degree, undermining faith in the system. Powerful interest groups have convinced leaders and millions of ordinary citizens that lawsuits are abusive, even when they protect fundamental rights and the basic functioning of our economy. Wealthy corporations abuse the system every day, denying justice and barring the courthouse door to ordinary Americans.

So, what are we going to do? How do we fight back? It starts with your case.

Selecting a lawyer for your case is a very important decision. You want a lawyer who understands your concerns and will fight to achieve your goals. You want a lawyer who believes in our system and knows how to succeed in it. And, most importantly, you want a lawyer who is going to give you candid and meaningful advice. I am that lawyer.

I focus my practice on high-stakes antitrust litigation, along with other complex class action and commercial cases. I have tried and litigated numerous cases involving price fixing, monopolization, breach of contract, intellectual property, business torts, consumer protection statutes, and accounting malpractice.

I achieve results. In 2022, after five years of hard-fought litigation in Kansas City, Kansas, and on the eve of a trial that I was poised to lead, I inked a settlement with the remaining defendant in a nationwide antitrust and RICO class action against the manufacturer and marketer of the EpiPen. In total, the defendants paid $609 million to a class of people and businesses who had paid inflated prices for the lifesaving device. EpiPen was the first and only consumer and business case to take on corporations for headline-producing pharmaceutical price increases.

In 2012, I helped lead a trial team that took the first mortgage-backed-securities related case to trial. In a landmark and game-changing trial, we secured a $106 million judgment on behalf of our client and obtained key pre-trial determinations that had a domino effect in related cases.

I want to know more about your case and to see if there is a way I can help you. I look forward to talking with you.

  • 900 Jackson Street, Suite 500
    Dallas, TX 75202
  • Tulane University, JD, summa cum laude and Order of the Coif, graduated 2004
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2004
  • New York, New York State Bar
  • American Bar Association - Steering Committee for the International Litigation Committee
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) - Member
  • Dallas Bar Association - Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association - Fellow
  • Tulane Law Review - Board of Advisory Editors of the Tulane Law Review, a national board comprised of distinguished alumni
Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District and Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Burns Charest LLP
Dallas, Texas

5 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

4 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2019-2024
  • Best Law Firms, U.S. News & World Report - 2019-2024
  • 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers by Lawdragon, 2021-2023
  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2019-2023
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, 2019-2020, 2023
  • International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers, 2014-2018
  • Top 100 National Trial Lawyers, 2015 and 2016
  • Texas Rising Stars in Business Litigation by Thomson Reuters, 2011-2015
  • Elected to the American Law Institute in 2016. The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law.
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Membership in The Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.
  • Received the John Minor Wisdom Award, Tulane’s highest prize for graduating law students, and also served as Editor in Chief of the Tulane Law Review.
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

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