Burns, Cunningham, Mackey & Fillingim, P.C. enjoys an A-V rating in Martindale Hubble. We are a five-lawyer firm with over sixty years of collective practice in the State and Federal Courts in south Alabama. Our firm concentrates on representing plaintiffs in civil litigation. We handle cases involving class actions, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, nursing home litigation , fraud, personal injury, insurance matters whistle blower suits and wrongful death cases in State and Federal courts.
We are proud that a substantial portion of the firm's practice is the result of referrals from other lawyers. We attribute the large number of referrals to the firm's reputation for handling matters competently, timely and professionally with an understanding of its responsibilities to clients and referring attorneys.
Another of the keys to our firm’s success is our commitment to technology. Early on we recognized the value of integrating computer technology into the competitive world of litigation. Each attorney and all staff members are computer literate. Computer supported litigation, with substantial reliance upon Summation, software [http://www.summation.com/] allows our firm to handle cases involving large numbers of documents and depositions with relative ease. Seldom is one of our lawyers seen leaving the office without a notebook computer in tow.
Years ago we enhanced the personal injury and medical malpractice aspect of our practice by hiring a paralegal who has an RN degree. She has been with the firm since 1987 providing invaluable assistance in reviewing medical records and preparing for medical depositions.
About Pete Burns:
Peter F. (Pete) Burns was born in Fort Dix, New Jersey on July 29, 1949. He was raised near Fort Knox, Kentucky and graduated from Centre College of Kentucky in 1971. Mr. Burns graduated Cum Laude from Cumberland School of Law in 1975. In addition, while at Cumberland, Mr. Burns served as the Executive Editor of Cumberland Law Review and he was a member of the Order of Barristers. Mr. Burns represented Cumberland on the Moot Court team for two consecutive years. The second year the team won the regional competition and competed for the national championship in New York City.
Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Burns spent one year clerking for the Honorable Hugh Maddox, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama. Completing that clerkship in August, 1976, Mr. Burns moved to Mobile, Alabama where he has continually engaged in the civil practice of law since that time.
Mr. Burns handles complex civil litigation, including class actions, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, fraud, personal injury and wrongful death actions in State and Federal courts. Mr. Burns also represents individuals who bring Qui Tam or Whistle Blower cases under the False Claims Act. He is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits and in the Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama.
Mr. Burns has been a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars. The following is a representative selection of Mr. Burns’ reported decisions and current cases.
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