George Burnett

George Burnett
George Burnett has been an active trial lawyer for more than 30 years.  His general litigation practice concentrates in commercial, personal injury, and employment litigation and in the defense of medical malpractice suits. He also handles litigation pertaining to real estate matters, intellectual property and insurance coverage disputes. He regularly practices in federal courts. George is an elected Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the Litigation Counsel of America. As a past president of the State Bar of Wisconsin, he frequently speaks numerous advanced seminars in legal education.

George has served the community as a member of the Board of Directors of Cerebral Palsy of Green Bay, on the United Way Allocations Steering Committee, as a corporate member of the Curative Workshop, as President of the Home/School Association for Notre Dame School in De Pere, and as a member of the Parish Council for St. Mary's Catholic Community in De Pere.
George Burnett


  • J.D. – University of Wisconsin Law
  • B.A. – Marquette University, magna
    cum laude


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court of Wisconsin: Eastern and Western District
  • U.S. District Courts of Michigan: Western District
  • Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Wisconsin Association for Justice (Member, Previously served on the Executive Committee & Board of Directors)
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • Eastern District Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin  (Bar Member, Past Chairman of the Board of Directors, Litigation Section & Past President)
  • Brown County Bar Association
  • Robert J. Parins Inn of Court (Previous Officer)

Honors & Recognition

  • American College of Trial Lawyers Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Wisconsin Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America Fellow
  • Top 100 Wisconsin Trial Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 10 Wisconsin Attorneys, Wisconsin Super Lawyers® 2016
  • Top 50 Wisconsin Attorneys, Wisconsin Super Lawyers® 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016 
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers® 2005–2016
  • AV® Preeminent, Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2011–2016
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Appellate Law, Corporate Counsel Magazine 2012, 2013


  • Co-author, Chapter 12, "Verdicts", Wisconsin Trial Practice. Second Edition. State Bar of Wisconsin

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