Burr & Forman

Christine N. Burns

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  • J.D., with Admiralty & Maritime Law Certificate, Tulane Law School (2013)
  • B.A., University of Virginia (2009)



  • Board of Directors, South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Mobile County Bar Association
  • Baldwin County Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers Section
  • Federal Court Practice Section
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America: Commercial Litigation (2021, 2022), Corporate Law (2022)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Civil Litigation: Defense (2017-2020)
  • Martindale HubbellTM AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer
  • Tulane Maritime Law Journal, Managing Editor (2011-2013)
  • The Robert Force Award for Outstanding Student Editor, Recipient (2013)
  • Bell, Ryniker & Letourneau Writing Competition, Winner (2013)
  • CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Commercial Fraud Litigation, Recipient (2012)

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Partner | Mobile, AL

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Commercial / Corporate Litigation Product Liability Personal Injury Health Care Construction and Project Development

Christine is a partner in the Mobile office where she practices in the firm’s Tort Trial, Insurance and Product Section (TIPS): Risk Mitigation and Complex Litigation Practice.

Christine has a wide range of litigation experience, primarily defending corporate and municipal clients in personal injury, product liability, commercial, construction, and health care disputes. She also represents creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, foreclosure sales, and receiverships

While in law school, Christine served as a Managing Editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal. During her third year, she served as the judicial extern for the Honorable Jane Triche-Milazzo of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Before joining private practice, Christine clerked for the Honorable Michael A. Youngpeter in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama.