Attorney Riley L. Burnett, Jr.

riley-burnettMr. Burnett is a nationally-recognized trial attorney with extensive multi-state experience. The focus of Mr. Burnett’s practice is mass torts, including pharmaceutical, medical device, and mass disaster litigation.

Mr. Burnett has represented clients in pharmaceutical cases nationwide, such as Paxil, Fen-Phen, Avandia, DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Vioxx, and Zoloft. Mr. Burnett currently represents women who were prescribed Vaginal Mesh products and serves as the co-lead of Coloplast on the Plaintiff Steering Committees for MDL 2187 In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc., MDL 2327, In Re: Ethicon, Inc., MDL 2325 In Re: American Medical Systems, and MDL 236 In Re: Boston Scientific Corp.

Mr. Burnett has held many leadership positions. He served as Plaintiffs’ Co-Liaison Counsel for the lawsuits arising out of the March 23, 2005 explosion at the British Petroleum facility in Texas City. This explosion resulted in fifteen deaths, hundreds of injuries and numerous lawsuits. He is also Co-Liaison Counsel in several counties for the thousands of lawsuits arising out of Hurricane Ike insurance claims disputes, and serves on several Plaintiff Steering Committees for various MDL’s created to manage the Hurricane Ike litigation.

Mr. Burnett received his undergraduate education at the University of Texas where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1987. In 1991, he earned his law degree at the University Of Houston Law Center, graduating cum laude. He has been licensed to practice law since 1991 and is admitted to practice in state and federal court in Texas and in Pennsylvania State Court.

Mr. Burnett’s peers have routinely recognized him as one of the top rated trial lawyers, and he is a member of both the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

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