With 32 years of personal injury experience, Don Burns has practiced law in Missouri since 1991, in Kansas since 1993, and in Arizona since 2009. His legal journey began in the late 1980s when he represented himself in federal district courts in Missouri. Don graduated with honors in Justice Studies from ASU in 2004 and worked as a paralegal at Phillips & Lyon, a prominent Arizona personal injury law firm, for over thirteen years before completing law school in 2009.
In law school, he excelled, earning honors like the Order of the Barristers in Moot Court Competition. Currently aiding two law firms in personal injury cases, Don has contributed to settlements nationwide. When Don is not advocating for clients, he is an acclaimed photographer, with his work featured in Arizona’s guides and Phoenix galleries since 2003. Don actively supports LGBTQ organizations and resides in Tempe with his partner of 14 years and their two dogs.
Note Mr. Burns has passed the Arizona Legal Paraprofessional (LP) exam as of November 2021 and was licensed as an associate member of the Arizona State Bar in July 2023.