One out of every 4,000 males under 25 years of age experiences a medical condition known as testicular torsion. The most commonly affected age group is 12 to 16 but the condition can occur at any age. The hallmark of testicular torsion is a sudden…
Peter F. (Pete) Burns graduated from Centre College of Kentucky in 1971 where he was captain of the wrestling team and two-time conference champion. He graduated from Cumberland School of Law Cum Laude in 1975. While at Cumberland, Mr. Burns served as the Executive Editor of Cumberland Law Review and was a member of the Order of Barristers. He was also a member of the three-person Regional Championship Moot Court Team. From 1975 to 1976 he was Law Clerk to Associate Justice Hugh Maddox, Supreme Court of Alabama.
Mr. Burns's practice areas include business litigation, will contests, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and other matters of complex civil litigation. Mr. Burns relies heavily upon computer software for litigation support and was designated as Summation's featured litigators for two to five person firms. He is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, Supreme Court of Alabama, United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, and Eleventh Circuits, and in the Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama. Mr. Burns is a Certified Alabama Mediator; Board-Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy; and a member of the following: the American Bar Association, the Alabama Bar Association, the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, the South Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, and the Mobile Bar Association (Chairman, Law & Technology, Civil Practice, State & County Courts Committee).
Mr. Burns has been married to his wife, Renea, for 30 years and together they have two grown children - Erin, who is a graduate of Rollins Collegeand has a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling, and Peter, who is a senior at Centre College of Kentucky. Both Pete and Renea are members of Christ United Methodist Church.
Mr. Burns's past and/or present civic affiliations include: Downtown YMCA, former President, Board of Directors; Municipal Park Baseball, former Board of Directors; Mary B. Austin Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), former PTA President, 1988; Mirror Lake Racquet Club, Chairman of the Board of Directors, 1998-1999; Leadership Mobile 2000; and Habitat for Humanity, President, 2004
Articles by Pete Burns
The problem with caps – artificial ceilings on the amount that a wrong doer will have to pay regardless of the damage caused – is that caps trade justice for predictability while dealing...