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Patrick K. Burns


(202) 370-8003
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1101 King Street
Suite 520
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)

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

Patrick K. Burns is a Partner in Gordon & Rees’ Commercial Litigation, Professional Liability and Employment Law practice groups. He has significant litigation and trial experience in state and federal courts in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland. Mr. Burns has successfully represented commercial businesses in a variety of litigation matters, involving a diverse range of issues, such as employment, wage and hour claims, defamation, corporate defense, class action defense, and contractual disputes. Mr. Burns practices in professional liability defense, representing professionals, including agents and brokers, in malpractice claims. Adept at handling matters through all phases of litigation and alternative dispute resolution, Mr. Burns works closely with small and large business clients to develop strategies that protect them and their corporate interests.

While Mr. Burns has substantial experience working with clients across many industries, his practice has a particular focus on the construction, franchise, information technology, and government contracting industries, including bid protests at the Government Accountability Office.


District of Columbia
United States District Court, District of Columbia
United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
United States District Court, Western District of Virginia
United States District Court, District of Maryland
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth District


Fairfax Bar Association
Virginia Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association

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)