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Attorney Profile - Steven M. Burris

Steve M. Burris is a Las Vegas personal injury attorney with over 30 years of experience representing serious accident victims in Nevada. He regularly handles cases involving automobile accidents, truck accidents, hit and run accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, hospital malpractice, nursing home malpractice, dog bites, drunk driver accidents, and construction accidents.

Mr. Burris is recognized among Las Vegas attorneys for his experience and legal skill. Based on the votes of his peers, the national directory of attorneys, Martindale-Hubbell, has distinguished him with an AV preeminent rating, Las Vegas Life magazine has listed him as one of Las Vegas' Top 5 Lawyers, and he has been named in Mountain States Super Lawyers and Nevada Super Lawyers. Mr. Burris is a frequent author in legal journals, publishing more than 30 articles in various Trial Lawyer/Justice Association journals, including those in Nevada and Florida. He has also been a featured speaker at more than 20 state bar-endorsed seminars for trial attorneys.

Education

Admissions

  • Nevada
  • California
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Nevada
  • State Bar of California
  • Nevada Trial Lawyers Association/Nevada Justice Association (President, 1997-1998; Member, Board of Governors, 1994-2008; Editor of "The Advocate," 2004-2008)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Nevada "One Day Jury Trial" program (Co-founder)

Recognition & Awards

  • AV preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys
  • Las Vegas Life Top 5 Lawyers
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • Nevada Super Lawyers, 2007 and 2008
  • Badger Award recipient, the highest honor given by the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association/Nevada Justice Association, 1999
  • Appointed head of Southern Nevada Panel, State of Nevada Medical Legal Screening Panel, 1996-1998
  • Highest grade of all Nevada bar applicants, 1978
  • Graduated with honors from University of Southern California Law School, top 25% of class

Representative Cases

  • Brannan v. Nevada Rock & Sand
  • Eads v. Werner Ladder
  • Carver v. El Sabawi
  • Ham v. Romeo
  • Sodarakis v. USAA
  • Hennegan v. Valley Hospital