Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

Thomas J. Burns

Partner - Chicago

tburns@foleymansfield.com

312-254-3818

Bar Admissions: Illinois; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Practice Groups: Toxic & Mass Tort; Product Liability, Environmental; Business & Corporate

Education: John Carroll University, B.A. Honors, 1993; Loyola University School of Law, JD, 1996

Memberships: American Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; The Defense Research Institute (DRI); Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity; Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, 1991-1993 - Chapter Secretary 1992-1993

BIOGRAPHY

Thomas J. Burns, a partner in the Chicago office of Foley & Mansfield, is an accomplished trial attorney focused in complex toxic tort, product liability and environmental litigation. With significant experience and industry knowledge, he has tried more than 100 asbestos personal injury cases to verdict as first chair, and has successfully defended claims on behalf of clients as lead trial counsel in front of juries in numerous states throughout the U.S.  Tom has also served as liaison counsel facilitating the defense of a number of product manufacturers involved in mass tort litigation.

In addition to his trial practice, Tom also represents clients in general business and commercial transactions.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Mr. Burns has tried more than 100 asbestos personal injury cases to verdict as first chair trial attorney since 2001. Some notable cases include:

Edwards v. AC&S Inc., et al., Baltimore, Maryland (2015)
Koepper v. AC&S Inc., et al., Baltimore, Maryland (2015)
Voelker v John Crane Inc., et al., Buffalo, New York (2015)
Hays v. Foster Wheeler Energy Corp., et al., US District Court For Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach (2014)
Landry v. Avondale Industries, Inc., et al., New Orleans, Louisiana (2014)
Daniel v. Air and Liquid Systems Corp., et al., Newport News, Virginia (2014)
Thibodeau v. 3M Company, et al., New York, New York (2014)
Thatcher v. 3M Company, et al., Cleveland, Ohio (2013)
Farmer v. Owens-Illinois, Inc., et al., Newport News, Virginia (2013)
Herman v. Air and Liquid Systems Corp., et al., Newport News, Virginia (2013)
Amato v. Bell & Gossett, et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2013)
Page v. Flowserve Corporation, et al., New Orleans, Louisiana (2012)
Riddle v. Allen-Bradley Company, et al., US District Court for the Eastern District Pennsylvania (2012)
Gabor v. John Crane Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2012)
Tiberio v. John Crane Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2012)
Bristow v. Crane Co., et al., Newport News, Virginia (2012)
Benton v. AC&S, Inc., et al., New York, New York (2011)
Christ v. AC&S, Inc., et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2011)
Mills v. ABB, Inc., et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2011)
Wood v. 3M Company, et al., Kanawha County, West Virginia (2010)
Hardick v. John Crane Inc., Newport News, Virginia (2010)
Gray v. Aldrich Pump Co., et al., Newport News, Virginia (2009)
Mattison v. Alfa Laval, Inc., et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2009)
King v. John Crane Inc., Newport News, Virginia (2008)
Koonce v. American Standard, Inc., et al., Newport News, Virginia (2008)
Baccus v. Atlantic Richfield Company, et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2008)
Shafer v. Atlas Turner, Inc., et al., New York, New York (2008)
Chaney v. empire Ace, et al., New York, New York (2008)
Balthazar v. A.W. Chesterton, et al., Boston, Massachusetts (2007)
Jones v. Dana Corporation, et al., Newport News, Virginia (2006)
Kaiser v. John Crane, Inc. , et al., Baltimore, Maryland (2005)
Fabri v. AC&S, et al., Philadelphia, PA (2004)
Mayer v. John Crane Inc., New York, New York (2004)
Pride v. John Crane Inc., New York, New York (2004)
Garzee v. John Crane Inc., Peoria County, Illinois (2004)
Perkins v John Crane Inc., et al., New York, New York (2003)
Matteson v. Empire Ace, et al., New York, New York (2002)
Lustenring v. Empire Ace, et al., New York, New York (2002)
Bardi v. Empire Ace, et al., New York, New York (2002)

IN THE NEWS

January 8, 2018
Foley & Mansfield Names New Equity Partners, Additions to Partnership

Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce the election of seven partners to the Firm’s Equity Partnership, and the addition of eight attorneys to its Partnership.

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AWARDS

  • CALI Am Jur Award Financial Institutions, 1995
  • CALI Am Jur Award Torts, 1994

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