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277 S. Washington Street
Suite 550
Alexandria, VA 22314

Washington, D.C.
1140 Third Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

400 East Pratt Street
Suite 800
Baltimore, MD 21202


J.D., cum laude, Michigan State University College of Law, 2010

B.A., Political Science, Pennsylvania State University, 2004


SuperLawyers® Rising Star, Washington D.C. and Virginia (2018-present)

Arlington Magazine – Top Attorney (2022)

Virginia Legal Elite, Labor & Employment (2015) and Civil Litigation (2016)


Patrick K. Burns is a Partner in GRSM’s Government Contracts, and Commercial Litigation practice groups. The primary focus of his practice involves representing government contractors in litigation matters, bid protests, and various disputes before administrative forums, such as the Government Accountability Office, and the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. He represents contractor-clients in a number of industries, including construction, information technology, manufacturing, distribution, and aerospace. 

In addition, Patrick represents commercial businesses in a variety of litigation matters, such as contractual claims, construction defects, defamation, products liability, class actions, personal injury, and consumer disputes. He regularly litigates in federal and state courts throughout the country, including Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland. Adept at handling matters through all phases of litigation and alternative dispute resolution, Patrick works closely with small and large business clients to develop strategies that protect their corporate interests.


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth District
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Federal Appeals


  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Public Contract Law Section

Community Involvement

President, Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Section (2015-2016)
Member, Board of Directors of the Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Section (2012-2017)
Member, Board of Directors of the Fairfax Bar Association (2016-2017)
Member, Board of Directors of the Fairfax Law Foundation (2014-2015)
Member, Fairfax County General District Court Committee (2013-2015)

Publications & Presentations