Attorney Joseph B. Burns


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Ph. 860-263-3614
Fax: 860-760-0308

Attorney Joseph “Joe” Burns is a savvy senior trial attorney who has handled significant matters involving catastrophic injury, death, significant property damage, and commercial litigation matters with multimillion dollar liability exposure.  Joe has over 37 years of experience representing corporate clients and advising some of the nations most sophisticated law departments and individuals, guiding them through complex legal matters. Joe is a respected practitioner and former managing partner of a midsized Hartford law firm prior to joining CLG. In his current role, Joe serves as CLG’s Head of Litigation and directs and manages all litigation matters assigned to the firm. 

Joe is admitted to the Connecticut bar, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, the Mohegan Tribal Court and Gaming Disputes Court, and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court. He received his J.D. from Western New England University School of Law and his B.A. degree, from Boston University.


  • Investigations
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tort Litigation 
  • General Litigation
  • Insurance Defense Litigation


  • Western New England University, School of law, J.D.
  • Boston University, B.A. History with a Minor in English 


  • State of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • Mohegan Tribal Court and Gaming Disputes Court
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court


  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • James Cooper Fellow, CT Bar Foundation
  • Indian Law Committee
  • CT Trial Advocacy Institute
  • Fellow, American Bar Association 
  • CT Super Lawyers, General Litigation  


  • Fact Finder/Arbitrator, Connecticut Superior Court  
  • Special Master, New Britain Superior Court
  • Attorney Trial Referee, Connecticut Superior Court
  • CT Judicial Branch, Complex Litigation Committee 
  • Adjunct Professor, CT Law Practice & Procedure, Western New England University, School of Law 
  • Connecticut Judicial Branch, Commission on Civil Court Alternative Dispute Resolution 


  • A Practical Guide to Discovery and Depositions in Connecticut, Chapter on Physical and Mental Examinations and Protected Health Information (MCLE, 2nd Edition 2021)

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100 Pearl St, 12th Flr.
Hartford, CT 06103
Fax: 860.760.0308