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The law firm of Burns & Hansen, P.A., is built on a model of direct access to experienced and aggressive trial lawyers. With diverse strengths in many areas of the law, our accomplished legal team provides solid counsel and fierce courtroom representation for nearly any legal issue.

Our core clients include small to midsize businesses as well as individuals and families in Hennepin County, across the Twin Cities, and throughout the country. We are known for our passionate representation, demonstrated results and attentive, responsive service. As a small firm, we can deliver quality legal services at competitive rates and maintain close relationships with our clients.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Business & Commercial
    • Business Organizations
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Family Law
    • Divorce
    • Mediation & Collaborative Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning
    • Probate & Estate Administration
    • Trusts
    • Wills
  • Employment
    • Wage & Hour Law 
    • Wrongful Termination 

Call 952-219-7897 today to arrange your consultation.

Attorney Patrick C. Burns

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2008
  • Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Tribal Court, 2008

Education:

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2000
    • Honors: cum laude
  • American University
    • M.A. - 1995
    • Honors: With Honors
  • American University
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Honors: With Honors

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Epilepsy Association of Minnesota, Board Member, 2014 to Present
  • American Bar Association, Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Present

Attorney Erik F. Hansen

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota, 2000
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2001

Education:

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 05/2000
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • University of Minnesota - Morris, Morris, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 05/1997
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: European Studies

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Litigation Council of America, Fellow, 2008
  • MSBA Membership Committee, Chair, 2005 to 2007
  • MSBA Membership Committee, Member, 2000
  • MSBA Publications Committee, Member, 1998
  • MSBA Law & Literature Committee, Member, 1999 to 2001
  • MSBA Task Force on Law Student Membership, Co-Chair, 2001 to 2001
  • MSBA Appellate Law Section, Member, 2005
  • MSBA Appellate Law Section, Governing Council, 2009
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure, Member, 2008
  • MSBA Appellate Law Section, President, 2014 to 2015
  • MSBA Pro Bono Unemployment Compensation Appeals Program, 2006 to 2009
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association

Attorney Barton C. Gernander

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1999

Education:

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 1996
  • University of Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1992
    • Honors: With Honors

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association Court Rules and Administration Committee, Member, 2007 to 2010
  • Fourth District (Hennepin County) Ethics Committee, Member, 2006
  • American Collectors Association - Member Attorney Program, Member
  • Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association

Languages Spoken:

  • English 
  • Spanish

Attorney Elizabeth M. Cadem

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2016

Education:

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: cum laude
  • St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Economics and English

Attorney Martin C. Melang

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota, 2003
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2008

Education:

  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • J.D. - 2003
  • Saint Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 2000
    • Major: Political Science and Psychology

Attorney Kirk Tisher

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota, 2015
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2017

Education:

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2015
    • Honors: cum laude
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
    • B.S.
    • Major: Geological Engineering

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association

Attorney Trevor S. Oliver

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Federal Courts

Education:

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D., 2000
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Law Review: Minnesota Law Review, Assistant Articles Editor
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    • Bachelor of Arts – 1997
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Military Law Committee, Chair
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Member

Attorney Daniel Roach

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota, 2016

Education:

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: National Environmental Law Moot Court
    • Honors: MJF Law School Public Service Program
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.A. - 2012
    • Major: Philosophy

Attorney Jean Paul Agustin

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota, 2015
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2017

Education:

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. – 2014
    • Law Journal: MN Journal of International Law, Lead Articles Editor, 2013 – 2014
  • University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida
    • B.A. – 2009
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Major: International Studies

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Association of Family & Conciliation Courts, Member, 2014 to Present
  • Family Law League, Member, 2014 to Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, 2016 to Present
  • Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, Member, 2020 to Present

Attorney Graciela G. Bloch

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota, 2021

Education:

  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D.
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    • B.A.
    • Major: Women and Gender Studies

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Hispanic Bar Association , Member, 2017 to 2022

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The following attorneys at this firm are Lead Counsel Verified:

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Appellate Since 2016
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Barton Carl Gernander

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