Our constitutional protections are among the most important rights we have. Not only do they constitute a bulwark against government interference with our substantive civil rights, they also encompass important procedural limitations regarding how these rights are protected. Nevertheless, these substantive and procedural rights can often be violated by misguided government actions.
The Firm has substantial experience litigating such civil rights issues, including disputes involving the Freedom of Speech, Free Exercise, Establishment, Search-And-Seizure, Due Process, Takings, Right-To-Counsel, Trial By Jury, Equal Protection, Case-Or- Controversy, Spending, and Supremacy Clauses.
Before founding the Firm, Mr. Burns represented on appeal a developer and investor that alleged they were discriminated against in violation of the Equal Protection Clause, prisoners whose First and Fourth Amendment rights were violated, and a business organization whose members were deprived of a trial by jury.