Jeremy T. Burton, Esq.
Jeremy Burton is a partner of Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis, Ltd. and a member of the firm’s product liability and tort defense practice groups. He focuses his practice on defending product liability, premises liability, insurance coverage and commercial matters in state and federal courts.
Mr. Burton has litigated product liability cases involving a variety of products, including automotive components, elevator components and plumbing components. He currently serves as regional counsel for a major brake and clutch manufacturer in asbestos litigation and is regional counsel for a plumbing fixture manufacturer.
Mr. Burton also has represented settling plaintiffs and defendants with respect to the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA). In this regard, he has shepherded parties through disputes with the Centers for Medicare Services (CMS) and has drafted settlement documents to reflect the new Medicare laws.
In addition, Mr. Burton has extensive experience in disputes arising from construction worksite accidents, representing owners, owner’s representatives, general contractors and subcontractors. He has defended contractors in dozens of large-scale accident cases involving claims of negligence, unsafe construction practices and failure to provide a safe worksite.
Commercial Litigation, Construction, Toxic Tort
Mr. Burton received a B.A. in history and political science, cum laude, in 1995 from Loyola University Chicago. He received his J.D. in 2001 from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he served as senior articles editor of the Wisconsin International Law Journal. While in law school, he served as a student judicial intern for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice William A. Bablitch in 1999.
Mr. Burton was admitted to the Illinois bar in 2001 and also has been admitted in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.
Mr. Burton is active in a number of professional and civic organizations, including:
- Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC)
- Defense Research Institute
- Village of Oak Park, Ill., Community Design Commission
- Village of Oak Park, Ill., Design Review Commission
- Village of Oak Park, Ill., Village Managers Association
- Chicagoland Fiat-Lancia Unlimited
Mr. Burton currently serves on the IDC’s Spring Symposium Planning Committee. He also served as a facilitator at the IDC 2011 Spring Symposium on the topics of “Dealing with Difficult People” and “Investigative Techniques” and was the committee contact for the “Issues Facing Young Professionals” breakout session.
Since 2005, Mr. Burton has been an active member of several Village of Oak Park, Ill., organizations, serving as a commission member and establishing a variety of contacts in his community.
Mr. Burton was a charter member and the first treasurer of Chicagoland Fiat-Lancia Unlimited, a local branch of a national vintage car club.
He is the author or co-author of a number of articles on a wide variety of legal topics and is a frequent speaker on the new Medicare law and other legal topics.