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November 1, 2019

Burns Charest Named to US Best Law Firms List for Litigation Work

Litigation boutique Burns Charest LLP has been recognized as one of the leading law firms in the nation for the second consecutive year, earning a spot on the Best Law Firms list, a prestigious annual guide developed by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America.  

The firm is ranked as a top-tier firm in the Dallas-Fort Worth market for commercial litigation in the 2020 edition. This year for the first time the firm also earned recognition for its litigation prowess in antitrust and intellectual property disputes.

Burns Charest has expanded since its establishment in Dallas in 2015, now serving clients from offices in New Orleans and Denver as well. Earlier this year, firm partners Warren Burns, Daniel Charest, Darren Nicholson and Christopher Cormier were selected among the nation’s top attorneys in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Burns and Mr. Charest were both recognized for their commercial litigation work, with Mr. Burns earning additional honors for antitrust litigation and Mr. Charest for energy law. Mr. Nicholson was selected for his intellectual property litigation expertise, and Mr. Cormier was chosen for his antitrust litigation work.

Burns Charest currently represents a coalition of more than 25 Texas hospitals suing the manufacturers, distributors and retailers of prescription opioids for fraud and conspiracy in the sale and marketing of the dangerous painkillers.

In addition, the firm is actively involved in claims against Germany’s major automobile manufacturers for price fixing, against the nation’s four major airlines over a conspiracy to restrict capacity, against a group of Canadian manufacturers of cedar shakes and shingles for price fixing, representing property owners impacted by Hurricane Harvey flooding, and in litigation brought by content moderators against Facebook.

Researchers from the U.S. NewsBest Lawyers teamevaluate thousands of responses from law firm clients, as well as review by attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers, to develop its annual listing. The full results are revealed in the Best Law Firms publication and available online at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/.