Attorney Burns practice includes civil litigation in state and federal court, including, negligence, product liability, uninsured/underinsured motorist and insurance coverage. Additionally, she has experience in real estate and commercial litigation and has handled statewide property damage recovery for a major utility. She has extensive experience in arbitration and mediation and has served as an arbitrator for the New Haven Superior Court.
She graduated from Albertus Magnus College in 1980 and Western New England College School of Law in 1983. She was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1983, the U.S. District Court of Connecticut in 1984 and U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit in 1985.
Attorney Burns has been active in both the New Haven County Bar Association and Connecticut Bar Association. She served on the Connecticut Bar Association House of Delegates from 1993 to 2008, the Board of Governors from 1995 to 2008. She was elected Secretary of the Connecticut Bar Association 2008-2009 and has been a long- standing member of the Standing Committee on Professionalism, serving as Chair 2005 to 2007. She is also a member of the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association and DRI.
She is a current member of the Board of Friends of New Haven Legal Services. Attorney Burns served the New Haven community as an appointed Commissioner of the New Haven Parking Authority from 1990 to 1995 and served as treasurer from 1991 to 1995. She also has worked as an appointed Investigator of the Judiciary Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly.
Anigbo v. B&W Paving and Landscaping, LLC, 162 Conn. App. 905, Chapnick v. DiLauro, AC43128, Espowood v. Springfield Terminal 8 CSCR 978, Heinemann v. Patchey, U.S. District Court, D. Connecticut 2017 WL 1115203, Johnson v. D’Appollonio et al 62 Conn. L. Rptr. No.13, 482 (2016), Luciani Realty Partners v. North Haven Academy 119 Conn. App. 522 (2010), Rivera v. City of Waterbury, et al, 66 Conn. L. Rptr. No. 2, 62 (2018), Rossi v. Kopec, Conservatrix, Employment Law Verdict Reports, Vol. 2 Issue 3 (August 2008), Smith v. Sinclair 104 F.3d 356 (1996).