Founder / President
STUCCO DEFECT CLAIMS
PROPERTY INSURANCE CLAIMS
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE FRAUD CLAIMS
AV-Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2009
Named One of Tampa Bay’s Top Lawyers by Tampa Bay Magazine, 2010-2015
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
University of Florida College of Law, J.D., with Honors
Florida Law Review (Senior Galleys Editor; Senior Managing Editor)
Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Board
Deputy Attorney General, University of Florida Student Honor Court
Teaching Assistant, Appellate Advocacy
Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing
Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary
University of Florida, B.S.B.A. (Major: Finance; Minor: Economics), with High Honors
Graduated first in class with perfect 4.0 grade point average
Mortar Board National Honor Society
Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Scholastic Honor Society
Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
Golden Key National Honor Society
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
Omicron Delta Epsilon International Economics Society
Anderson Scholar with Highest Honors
University of Florida H.B.A. International Business Case Competition Team (among only four students selected to compete against teams from around the world in London, Ontario)
Outstanding Student Scholar of the Year in the College of Business Administration
Mr. Burnett has been a trial lawyer for over 20 years and focuses his practice on representing individuals and businesses who have been wrongfully injured and damaged. Mr. Burnett represents and advocates for people and companies who have suffered physical injury or financial harm due to the fault of others—whether the fault be intentional or accidental.
Mr. Burnett concentrates a large portion of his legal practice on maximizing recoveries in wrongful death matters where a loved one—spouse, child, parent or other family member—has been lost to untimely death due to the fault of others. Mr. Burnett represents individuals who have been injured as the result of another person’s negligence or intentional misconduct. He has significant experience in trucking accident litigation, motorcycle accident litigation, car accident litigation, pedestrian accidents, golf cart accidents, premises liability (e.g., dangerous property conditions, slip and fall, trip and fall), products liability (i.e., defective consumer products), intentional tort litigation [e.g., battery, defamation (libel and slander)], medical malpractice and cases involving traumatic brain injury and paralysis. Mr. Burnett’s practice focuses on representing and seeking the maximum recovery for individuals who have suffered severe, life-altering personal injuries.
Mr. Burnett’s experience—which includes formerly defending medical malpractice matters on behalf of a major national hospital and formerly defending personal injury matters on behalf of a national insurance company—provides him with the insight and knowledge regarding the most effective strategies for pursuing these types of claims to maximize his clients’ recoveries. Mr. Burnett also has valuable experience handling cases where pharmaceuticals (i.e., drugs and medications) have caused catastrophic injuries, including death, whether it be due to tainted drugs, improper drug prescriptions, improper drug monitoring, or pharmacy malpractice (e.g., prescription mis fills, incorrect drug, incorrect dosage, adverse drug interaction).
In addition, Mr. Burnett has represented thousands of homeowners and businesses in property insurance disputes related to sinkhole claims, fighting for their rights against some of the biggest insurance companies in the country. He has also represented homeowners against their insurance companies related to fire, hurricane and water losses. Mr. Burnett has also represented property associations and hundreds of homeowners in individual actions and class actions against builders for construction defects, including improper and defective stucco application. Mr. Burnett has also represented numerous home buyers who have been defrauded by sellers who intentionally concealed and failed to disclose latent defects in the property.
Mr. Burnett has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies in complex commercial litigation matters, national class action litigation and investigations, and enforcement proceedings by the Florida Attorney General. Mr. Burnett’s clients have included nationally and internationally known magazine and book publishing companies, motion picture companies, and broadcasting companies. Mr. Burnett has also represented many local businesses with national and international presences. In addition, he has handled numerous banking litigation matters.
Mr. Burnett has been awarded the AV-Preeminent rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards. He is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida and Tennessee, the United States District Courts for Middle, Southern and Northern Districts of Florida, the Middle District of Tennessee and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
The Florida Bar
American Association for Justice
Florida Justice Association
The American Bar Association
Hillsborough County Bar Association
Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Tennessee Bar Association