Attorney Steven M. Burris

Founder of the Law Offices of Steven M. Burris

Founding Partner Steven Burris

Steve M. Burris, founder of the Law Offices of Steven 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:

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.

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  • University of Southern California Law School, Juris Doctor with honors
  • Stanford University, Artium Baccalaureatus (A.B.) with distinction


  • 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