Patrick Burns focuses his practice on ADR and civil litigation. He is licensed to practice law in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. Minnesota Lawyer named him one of 20 “Up and Coming Attorneys” in the state in 2007, and in 2014 he was recognized as a “Super Lawyer” for ADR and litigation by Minnesota Law & Politics. Patrick is an active mediator and arbitrator who serves on the ValueSolve ADR and American Arbitration Association’s (AAA) national panels of mediators and arbitrators. Patrick also serves 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 his 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 the chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s 400 member Alternative Dispute Resolution Section in 2011 and 2012. He recently earned a master of law degree (LL.M) in Dispute Resolution from the Pepperdine School of Law in Malibu, California.

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