Cal R. Burnton

Over his 30-year career, Cal R. Burnton has tried and won numerous complex toxic tort and product liability cases, earning a national reputation for his ability to coordinate, manage, and defend mass toxic tort and complex product liability cases with a special emphasis on high-risk matters involving novel legal, scientific, and environmental theories. His clients have included leading manufacturers and sellers of products such as chemicals, health care appliances, medical devices, electrical equipment, firearms, printing presses, industrial machinery, and power tools.

Mr. Burnton is a trusted counselor to his clients, advising them on issues regarding, product liability, government regulations, product safety, and related matters. Throughout the years, he has represented corporate clients in both federal and state courts in almost every state across the country. Mr. Burnton is a frequent lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has presented seminars on liability issues in Japan and the University of Warwick in England. Additionally, he has been an instructor at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy since 1999. Mr. Burnton has also been involved in law firm professional standards and ethics counseling for many years.

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Areas of Practice 1) Complex Litigation, 2) Class Action, 3) Toxic Tort, 4) Products Liability, 5) Pharmaceutical & Mass Tort Litigation, 6) Commercial Litigation, 7) Insolvency & Creditors' Rights and 8) Environment & Life Sciences
Law School Marquette University, J.D.
Education University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.B.A.
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm STEPTOE & JOHNSON LLP
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