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1624 Harmon Place, Suite 300
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55403

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Burns Law Firm, PLLC

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Are you looking for an experienced lawyer to help you with an alternative dispute resolution (ADR)? Do you or someone you love need help with a civil litigation?

Patrick Burns focuses his practice on ADR and civil litigation. He is licensed to practice law in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota. Patrick was recognized as a “2015 Minnesota Lawyer of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer magazine.

According to his interview with Attorney at Law magazine, “I feel like I have a 360-degree view of the law. I’ve worked on both sides of the fence, working for defense firms where I primarily represented businesses and insurance companies, and I’ve also represented consumers and individuals. As a result, I feel like I really understand people – the lawyers and parties – in a dispute. I can process information quickly and find areas of commonality to build upon and resolve a matter. It’s not always about the money; sometimes a simple apology or creative solution can get a case done.”

Mr. Burns has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for ADR and litigation in 2014, 2015 and 2016 by The Twin Cities Business Journal.  Minnesota Lawyer named Patrick one of 20 “Up and Coming Attorneys” in the state in 2007, and in 2010 he was named a “Rising Star” in ADR and litigation by Minnesota Law & Politics.

Patrick is an active mediator and arbitrator who serves on the American Arbitration Association’s (AAA) national and international panels of mediators and arbitrators.

He also volunteers as a mediator through the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights and Hennepin County District Court. He was formerly vice president of the Minneapolis office of the American Arbitration Association and served on active duty as an officer and trial lawyer in the Army JAG Corps. Patrick earned B.S., M.P.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of South Dakota, where he is an adjunct professor of law. Patrick was formerly the chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s 400 member Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. He recently earned an LL.M in Dispute Resolution from the Pepperdine School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in Malibu, California.


Given an AV Preeminent® rating by peers.

Selected by peers as one of the Super Lawyers®.

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North Dakota
South Dakota