Tolling Legal Malpractice Claims
By Pete Burns on June 29, 2016
The Indiana Court of Appeals reinstated a woman’s complaint against her attorney, finding the attorney mislead his client into believing that he had filed a claim in her behalf. The court found that his conduct tolled the 2 year statute …
Xarelto Users Listen Up
By Pete Burns on April 19, 2016
Blood thinners can be a blessing if you are at risk of developing unwanted blood clots. Deep-vein thrombosis, for instance, is a condition in which a blood clot develops, usually from lack of movement, and can migrate to other parts …
Defective Medical Device Replacement
By Pete Burns on April 12, 2016
If you have a defective medical device, you should consult an attorney before you have the apparatus replaced. Doctors and other health care professionals are focused on the medical aspects of your treatment and may not recognize the importance of …
Peter (Pete) F. Burns, Esq. has over thirty years of experience and success as a civil litigation attorney. His practice includes medical malpractice, legal malpractice, complex business litigation, shareholder derivative suits and will contests, among others.
Mr. Burns graduated from Centre College of Kentucky before attending Cumberland School of Law. At Cumberland, he served as Executive Editor of the Cumberland Law Review, was a member of the Order of Barristers and was a member of the Regional Championship Moot Court team. After graduating cum laude from Cumberland, Mr. Burns was Law Clerk to Alabama Supreme Court Justice Hugh Maddox.
Mr. Burns is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Alabama, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits. He is also admitted to practice before the Northern and Southern U. S. District Courts of Alabama. Mr. Burns is a member of the American Bar Association, the Alabama Bar Association, the Mobile Bar Association, the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, the South Alabama Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Burns’ past and/or present civic affiliations include: Current Vice President, Board for Habitat for Humanity; current member, Downtown Mobile Alliance; Chairman of the Board, Mirror Lake Racquet Club; former President, Downtown YMCA; former member, Board of Directors for Municipal Park Baseball; former President, Mary B. Austin Parent/Teacher Association; Leadership Mobile – Class of 2000; former President, Habitat For Humanity; and former member, Board of the Ono Island Property Owners Association.
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