When the stakes are high and the litigation is complex, companies turn to Eric Burris. Eric is known for his presence and success in the courtroom, having represented high-profile clients in the healthcare, financial services, real estate and other sectors for almost 30 years. His wide-ranging commercial litigation practice includes contentious civil matters such as economic torts, intellectual property, employment and labor issues, complex/mass torts, product liability and other personal injury disputes, antitrust claims and class action lawsuits.
Eric has successfully defended clients throughout the state of New Mexico, as well as in Texas, Colorado, Arizona, California, Indiana, Nevada and Washington. He handles cases ranging from the simplest alternative dispute resolution procedures, American Arbitration Association claims and administrative hearings and trials, to jury and non-jury trials in state and federal courts.
Eric has particular experience with healthcare matters, product liability claims, and public utility matters such as construction/delay claims, property damage, right-of-way and easement issues, boundary determinations and leasehold interests. In the real estate sector, he has represented clients in claims for misrepresentation of both residential and commercial properties, development of commercial property and other general real estate concerns.
His industry-leading clients have included Ardent Health/Lovelace Health System, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Roche Laboratories, CenturyLink, Qwest Corporation, Xcel/Southwest Public Service Company, Philip Morris USA, Dow Corning, Stryker Corporation, Sony Corporation, Public Service Company of New Mexico, Clear Channel Communications, National City Mortgage/PNC, Flintco LLC and Defiant Technologies.
Eric serves as chair of Brownstein’s Litigation Group and is Albuquerque’s Office Managing Partner. He also serves as a member of both the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee.