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Thomas Burns

Trial Attorney,
Senior Team Leader
Thomas Burns, Trial Attorney at The Wallace Firm

Mr. Burns prides himself on exhausting all resources, possibilities and efforts in order to achieve fair and successful results for his injured clients.

Thomas Burns is a Trial Attorney and Team Leader of the Litigation Division at The Wallace Firm, PC, where he specializes in personal injury matters, including automobile accidents, premises liability, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, dog bites, and wrongful death cases. Although Mr. Burns spent a year practicing insurance defense, which helped him gain valuable insight into how defense attorneys and adjusters analyze and litigate cases, Mr. Burns has spent nearly all of this legal career representing individuals in personal injury and consumer protection matters. Mr. Burns has litigated countless personal injury matters involving severe and catastrophic injuries that have resulted in six and seven-figure settlements.

Mr. Burns attended the University of San Diego where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Philosophy. He then attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA, where he was a recipient of the school’s “Creative Problem Solving” Scholarship. While in law school, Mr. Burns interned at the Children’s Law Center of California, where he assisted in the representation of minors who had been detained from their parents for abuse or neglect. He also worked as a law clerk for a firm representing individuals in Americans with Disabilities Act claims.

Mr. Burns resides in Westlake Village, CA with his wife and daughter. He enjoys spending time with his (very) large extended family, and cheering for the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers and Green Bay Packers.

“ The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. ”

Vince Lombardi



  • California Western School of Law, (J.D. 2013)
  • University of San Diego, (B.A., English and Philosophy, 2011)


  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • American Association of Justice (AAJ)
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Southern California Rising Stars (2022)