Christopher J. Cormier

Partner
Contact

Direct: 720.630.2092

Mobile: 202.577.3977

Fax: 469.444.5002

Email: ccormier@burnscharest.com

The founding partner of the firm’s Denver office, Chris is an accomplished plaintiffs’ lawyer who has substantial experience litigating high-stakes antitrust cases.  He has obtained more than $1.5 billion in verdicts and settlements in federal courts from Kansas City to New York City.  He has been recognized by Benchmark Plaintiff as an Antitrust Litigation Star (2013 –2015), and he was one of only two lawyers in Colorado to be named a “Rising Star” in the field of Antitrust Litigation by Super Lawyers (2016 and 2017).

Courts throughout the country have commented favorably on his work in large, complex antitrust actions:

I do think the result here was remarkable.  This is a case which I think a lot of experienced class action antitrust lawyers turned their back on, others who decided they’d rather do it their own way, and this group of lawyers stuck with it, built this case….  This was a matter of the jurors being persuaded by the presentation made at trial, based on copious preparation….  And I think that the result in this case in the end was truly exceptional.

— Hon. John Lungstrum, U.S. District Judge, District of Kansas, In re Urethane Antitrust Litigation (July 27, 2016 Hearing)

I’ve heard how counsel have performed, how thoroughly and faithfully and zealously they represented their clients and sought a fair and reasonable outcome….  And that’s important to have skilled counsel.  That makes all the difference….  I think counsel can feel very good about themselves professionally, that they’ve served their clients well.

— Hon. Anne Thompson, U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey, In re Ductile Iron Pipe Fittings Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation (May 10, 2018 Hearing)

I was sincere when I said I think both sides have received excellent legal representation in this case.

— Hon. Harry Mattice, Jr., U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Tennessee, In re Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings Antitrust Litigation (May 23, 2017 Hearing)

Chris’s clients, like the General Counsel’s office at the University of Utah Health System, similarly speak to his attributes as a trusted and reliable advocate and counselor:

I can see why you are a successful attorney.  Many of our outside law firms take us for granted a bit and don’t communicate regularly so I appreciate this….  It is nice to work with people in whom I have such confidence.

From deposing the president or CEO of a Fortune 500 Company and drafting case-dispositive briefs to rolling up his sleeves and learning the documents of a case inside and out, Chris takes pride in effectively and efficiently representing his clients’ interests in all phases of litigation, from complaint filing to trial and appeal, and all points in between.

Chris honed his legal skills at a large prominent plaintiffs-side litigation firm for more than 15 years before moving his practice to Burns Charest in 2018.  He is eager to put that experience and drive to work for you, whether you are a big company or an individual who has been wronged by misconduct.

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