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J.J. Burns - Kansas City, MO

1100 Main StreetSuite 2600 Kansas City, MO 64105- 5194

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Updated: 12/02/2021

Kansas City Truck Accidents Lawyer

Overview

J.J. Burns has a national reputation as a go-to-expert on truck crash litigation. Through both jury verdicts and negotiated settlements, he helps truck crash victims and their families hold truck drivers, motor carries and freight brokers accountable for their negligence. Additionally, he works continuously to introduce safer practices and more demanding safety rules in numerous states and across the country...

About J.J. Burns

Practice Areas

  • Truck Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois

Other Affiliations

  • The Missouri Bar, Member
  • The Illinois Bar, Member
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • KCMBA Bar Leadership Academy
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • American Association for Justice
  • AAJ Trucking Litigation Group

Education

  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • DePauw University - Greencastle, Indiana

Classes and Seminars

  • EFFECTIVE USE OF RULE 30(b)(6) IN TRUCKING CASES, Trucking Litigation Group Program, AAJ Conference, Los Angeles, CA, July 2016.
  • PRACTICALLY USING DISCOVERY TO ADVANCE YOUR CASE, 2016 Solo & Small Firm Conference, Missouri Bar, Osage Beach, Missouri, June 2016.
  • DEPOSING TRUCK DRIVERS AND TRUCKING COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES, Strafford Webinars – May & July, 2016.
  • HOURS OF SERVICE & LOG AUDITS: PROVING THE FATIGUE AND FALSE LOG CASES, How to Win Trucking Cases – 2015 Advanced Course, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 2015.
  • ANATOMY OF A SUCCESSFUL HOURS-OF-SERVICE / FATIGUE CASE, Advanced Trial Advocacy College: Litigating Truck Collision Cases, Dallas, Texas, October 2015.
  • TRUCKING COMPANY NEGLIGENCE AND SAFETY CULTURE: GROUNDING THE NARRATIVE AND IDENTIFYING THE STUFF WE OVERLOOK, Ohio Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Seminar, Columbus, Ohio, September 2015.
  • ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION IN TRUCK COLLISION INVESTIGATIONS AND TRIAL: PARTNERING WITH RECONSTRUCTION EXPERTS TO MAXIMIZE CASE VALUE, Strafford Webinars, June 2015.
  • TRUCKER AS TEMPORARY TEAMMATE: GETTING BETWEEN THE COMPANY AND ITS DRIVER, AAJ Trucking Litigation Group Members Only Event, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2015.
  • RECKLESS, WANTON & RELEVANT: KEEPING PUNITIVE DAMAGES IN THE PICTURE, National Interstate Trucking Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, May 2015.
  • STATUTORY EMPLOYEES, NEGLIGENT ENTRUSTMENT & PERMISSIVE USE – Prosecuting and Defending Truck and Auto Collision Cases, Houston, Texas, November 2014.
  • PROBLEMS WITH THE SO-CALLED “MAJORITY RULE” – AAJ Trucking Litigation Group Members Only Event, AAJ Jazz Fest Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2014.
  • DIRECT CLAIMS AGAINST A MOTOR CARRIER: The Allgeier Case and Best Arguments to Keep Kentucky on the Correct Side of the McHaffie Rule – Litigating Truck Wreck Cases, Hebron, Kentucky, June 2013.

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About J.J. Burns

Included on the 2023 Missouri and Kansas list


Past Lists

  • 2022 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list

View the profile for J.J. Burns on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, Ones To Watch , 2021
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Star , 2017 - 2021
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 40 Under 40 - Civil Plaintiff Lawyers, 2018 - 2019
  • The Trial Lawyer Association - Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers, 2018 - 2019
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly – Up & Coming, 2018 - Present
  • VerdictSearch - Top 100 Verdicts of 2017, 2017 - Present

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Office Information

Address

1100 Main StreetSuite 2600 Kansas City, MO 64105- 5194

Fax

  • 816-221-8763

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Publication

Articles

  • THE CORPORATE REPRESENTATIVE AND “REAL” DISCOVERY, AAJ Trucking Litigation Group, Journal of Trucking Litigation, 2016
  • CURRENT AND EMERGING ISSUES IN TRUCKING LITIGATION, AAJ Trucking Litigation Group, AAJ Annual Conference, 2014
  • STOPPING TRUCKING COMPANIES FROM SWEEPING NEGLIGENT ACTS UNDER THE RUG, PART II, AAJ Trucking Litigation Group, Journal of Trucking Litigation, 2014
  • A STRATEGIC RESPONSE TO A TACTICAL ADMISSION: What to do when employers concede vicarious liability to conceal their negligence, The Lawyer’s Logbook, Part I - April/May, Part II - June/July, 2013
  • MOTOR CARRIER LIABILITY FOR FAILURE TO PROPERLY HIRE, TRAIN, AND SUPERVISE DRIVERS, Truck Accident Litigation, Third Edition, 2012
  • TRUCKING LITIGATION DAMAGES – A State by State Summary, Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee, January, 2012
  • RESPONDEAT SUPERIOR AS AN AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE: How Employers Immunize Themselves From Direct Negligence Claims, 109 Mich. L. Rev. 657, February, 2011

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