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707 Grant Street
Suite 3800
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

243 Three Springs Drive
Suite 20, #C13
Weirton, WV 26062


J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 1999

B.A., West Liberty State College, 1991

John W. Burns is a partner in the Pittsburgh and Wheeling, West Virginia offices of GRSM and is a member of the Commercial Litigation, Construction Law and Health Care practice groups.  His practice has a particular emphasis in complex commercial litigation and also concentrates on general liability litigation, construction law and corporate and business services.  His extensive litigation and court experience and service as a clerk in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania provides him with valuable perspective in providing legal services to small and mid-size businesses in a variety of areas.
John has tried cases to verdict before juries, tried multiple non-jury cases and represented a variety of clients in dozens of arbitrations and proceedings in the minor judiciary.


West Virginia
Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania
United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia


Allegheny County Bar Association
The West Virginia State Bar