Warren T. Burns

Warren T. Burns

Burns Charest LLP

Recognized since 2019

Dallas, Texas

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Antitrust

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Warren Burns focuses his practice on high-stakes, multidistrict antitrust litigation, along with other complex class action and commercial cases. He has handled numerous cases involving price fixing, monopolization, breach of contract, intellectual property, business torts, consumer protection statutes, and accounting malpractice.

He achieves results. In 2012, he helped lead a trial team that took the first mortgage-backed-securities related case to trial. In a landmark and game-changing trial, they secured a $106 million judgment on behalf of our client and obtained key pre-trial determinations that had a domino effect in related cases. Warren believes in our legal system and knows how to succeed in it. He will fight to achieve your goals.

Practice Areas:

  • Antitrust & Class Action
  • Mass Tort
  • Intellectual Property
  • Commercial Litigation


  • 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
Washington, District of Columbia

5 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Antitrust


  • Best Law Firms, U.S. News & World Report - 2019-2022
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2019-2022
  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2019-2021
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, 2019-2020
  • 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.

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Clerked for the Hon. Paul J. Kelly, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Speaking Engagements

Litigation Trends in the $50 Era, 2015 Energy and Environmental Law Summit (October 2, 2015); King Cake or Po-Boy? Do Class Actions Offer Meaningful Compensation to Class Members, or do They Simply Rip Off Consumers Twice?, 19th Annual National Institute on Class Actions, American Bar Association (October 22, 2015).

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