Jon B. Burmeister

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Jon B. Burmeister

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Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Law
  • Business Litigation

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1972
  • Iowa State University
    • B.S. - 1968
    • Major: Civil Engineering

Bar Admission

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Representative Cases

  • Cause No. B-164,082; Conex International Corporation vs. Fluor Enterprises, Inc. and Leslie Antalffy; In the 60th Judicial District Court of Jefferson County, Texas. Mr. Burmeister served as local counsel for the Plaintiff which was alleging business disparagement. Jury verdict for the Plaintiff in the amount of 95 million dollars. Case is on appeal
  • Cause No. E-162,269; Michael Gordon as next friend of Ryan Gordon and Sarah Gordon vs. Little Rock Assembly of God, et al; 172nd Judicial District Court of Jefferson County, Texas. Sexual molestation case against local church and its regional headquarters and national headquarters for youth minister molesting Plaintiffs where Mr. Burmeister served as co-counsel. Judgment for the Plaintiffs in the amount of 80 million dollars. Case settlement thereafter at mediation for confidential amount
  • Cause No. B-126,144; Texas Metal Works vs. O. L. Gear Co.; In the 60th Judicial District Court of Jefferson County, Texas. Mr. Burmeister served as lead counsel in a case whereby the Defendant sold a faulty steam hammer to the Plaintiff. Jury verdict for the Plaintiff in the amount of 5 million dollars
  • Cause No. B-134,751; Herbert Straughter, Jr. vs. Gaumer Co., Inc.; In the 60th Judicial District Court of Jefferson County, Texas. Mr. Burmeister represented the injured Plaintiff due to a malfunction of the electric eye manufactured by the Defendant, which allowed bags of resin to continue moving on a conveyor belt at Goodyear, causing a bag to strike the Plaintiff, resulting in a lower back fusion. Jury verdict for the Plaintiff in the amount of 4 million dollars
  • Cause No. B-176,143; E. I. DuPont DeNemours v. Travelers Casualty & Surety Company, et al; In the 60th Judicial District Court of Jefferson County, Texas. Mr. Burmeister served as co-counsel for the Plaintiff, which was seeking to recover asbestosis payouts it had made to various claimants. Confidential settlement
  • Cause No. B-173008; Hooks v. Sampson Oil. Mr. Burmeister was local counsel in an oil and gas case. Burmeister did jury selection and gave the closing arguments. The jury awarded 20 million dollars. Case is on appeal

Honors

  • Jefferson County Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, 1980 - Present

Past Positions

  • United States Army, Second Lieutenant
  • Provost, Umphrey, Doyle and Mehaffy, Port Arthur, Texas, Attorney, 1973 - 1982
  • Burmeister & Barron, Owner
  • Moore, Landrey, Garth & Jones, Attorney, April 1, 1985 - Present

Professional Associations

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Jefferson County Bar Association, Member
  • Jefferson County Bar Association, 3-A Grievance Committee, Former Chairman
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • State Bar of Texas, Member

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified, Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Current Employment Position

  • Partner