Practice Areas

General Practice For St. Cloud-Area Clients

Areas like St. Cloud, Minnesota, have a more neighborly feel. Here, I know my clients by name because they come to me for a wide range of legal issues. I am their go-to legal advisor — someone who knows their families, their financial challenges, their legal history and how all of those things work together in their current legal issues.

At Burns Law Office in downtown St. Cloud, I handle general practice matters with an emphasis on the following areas of law:

  • Personal injury
    • Auto accidents, slip-and-falls, dog bites, wrongful death
  • Criminal defense
    • Traffic violations, DUIs, property crimes, drug offenses, violent crimes
  • Estate planning
    • Drafting secure estate plans, basic wills, basic trusts
  • Probate and estate administration
    • Personal representative counsel, will contests, estate disputes
  • Business law and business transactional work
    • Contracts, business formation, LLCs, corporate transactions
  • Business dispute resolution
    • Shareholder/business partner/vendor disputes, contract disputes

If your legal need isn’t listed here, chances are I can still help you. I have decades of legal experience behind me in a wide range of civil law and criminal law matters. I have developed strong professional relationships with my peers in the legal community. If I can’t help you, I’d be happy to point you to an attorney who can.

I am also listed on the State roster for neutral ADR as a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota Rules of Practice for the District Courts. I provide my clients with a means for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) outside of traditional litigation and courtroom proceedings. If both parties are willing to cooperate, I can serve as a neutral in dispute resolution to help you both arrive at an agreement that works for you.

Learn more about your options by contacting my office and arranging a consultation with an experienced lawyer. I can be reached online or by telephone at 320-252-8767 (toll -fee at 800-242-8767).